Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Silver Smokescreen

The Silver Smokescreen:

A Silent Film for the Radio

By Vernon & Burns

“When the devil pulls the strings, all the world must dance...”

Constructing an episodic narrative from silent movie intertitles, Vernon and Burns translate grand melodramatic gestures and deadpan pratfall pantomime into the audio realm. Hand-tinted frames of sound, under-cranked audio slapstick and sepia-soaked expressionism for the ear are projected onto the cinema screen of the mind's eye.

Produced by Vernon & Burns during a residency at WORM studios, Rotterdam. First performed live as part of ‘Popular Noise for the Masses’, March 2010. First broadcast on Cafe Sonore, VPRO Radio 6, June 12th 2010. Narrated by Giles Bailey.

Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

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Friday, 7 May 2010

Fowler, Vernon & Burns live at Le Drapeau Noir.

A live concert of improvised electronic and sample based music featuring Luke Fowler (Lied Music, Rude Pravo), Barry Burns (Vernon & Burns) and Mark Vernon (Hassle Hound, Vernon & Burns). Sensitive improvised sound collages drowning in a bath of electroacoustic beauty. Le Drapeau Noir, Glasgow, 2nd May 2010.

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Unacknlowledged Legislators of the Word

Hello. If you have made it here you have probably have in your hands a sheet containing a visual representation of our found sound poem. To hear the piece, and follow along, please click on the link below: