medial dark ages live performance


Medial Dark Ages, a Live AV Performance by Laura Netz consisting of experimental electromagnetic power noise with DIY circuitry and a handmade synth. DIY oscillators, based on Schmitt triggers, using optoelectronic components produce a repetitively modulated wave. The strobe light controls the circuits modulating the signal. The light triggers sonic signals. In a sound/light integration, the modulation of tone activates an interactive system based on DIY. It is a self-generated sonic machine creating a syncopated, high-pitched, noisy beep. The flickering from the strobes assaults the senses to create neurological after-images. The audiences’ subconscious and altered states are activated to an open experimentation of feelings and knowledge. The sound results in a psychic noise music with references from postmaterialist perspective on technology, such in James Bridle – New Dark Ages – and experiments in electronic synthesis with frequency modulation, amplitude modulation and waveshaping. Medial Dark Ages experimental electronics performance intends to fit music technology in the context of radical critical thinking and media archaeology theory. More audio @ Archive.org . Download PDF here . More videos on my YouTube channel.

Laura Netz (Barcelona, 1982). Participant at hacking culture and noise scene has taken part in many international events, such as exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and concerts. As a Live Performer, she has acted in various festivals and events in London and overseas: Noizemaschine, London; XX Studio, Montreal, Canada, 2015; Noise Toys Orchestra, Cafe Oto, London, 2015; Sonica FM, London, 2015; OneBeatEcho, New York, US, 2014. In 2014, she released her first record at the [EdP069] Editora do Porto. In 2015, she launched her independent record label EAM Elektronische-art-and-music. She is well-known in London noise scene where she performs under the moniker Laura Netz / Medial Ages. Nowadays, she is promoting the series Queer+_Noise taking place in London, various venues, where inviting different artists from the LGBT community influenced by noise, experimental, electronics and open source music.

Reviews

In the final act of the night, Medial Ages encompassed a presentation of visual oscillators that produce repetitively modulated waves. The oscillator, a light source, controls the circuits modulating the signal in an integration of sound and light. The most ‘noisy’ performance of the night, the repetitive nature of the sounds was uncomfortable, particularly when paired with the strobe light. Recalling The Bug’s statement that, ‘not all music has to make you feel good’ [sic], I embraced the convulsing noise and agitating light, and eventually found something else entirely. When it was over, I felt a cathartic release that differed from dancing all night, but one that was  nonetheless effective. The sheer force of stimulation floods your brain, and so when taken away, I experienced something akin to meditation, but in reverse. Rather than clearing my mind of thoughts, the silence aided me in freeing up my mind. LooseLips, Author Josh Gray, Published, Tuesday, 9th October 2018, http://loose-lips.co.uk/blog/queer-noise-a-psycho-social-experiment

Interviews

The Sunday Tribune, In Conversation with Laura Netz, Artist, Curator and Researcher. in Art/Latest/Spotlight . https://www.thesundaytribune.com/2019/09/11/in-conversation-with-laura-netz-artist-curator-and-researcher/

Concerts

2019 Electropixel – London: Electronoise night, Stour Space, London.

2019 Dissolving Boundaries II, The Glove that Fits, London.

2019 Different people doing different things together, The Raven Tower Bridge, London.

2019 Noiseberg, Berlin, GR.

2019 Bruital Nights, Loophole, Berlin, GR.

2019 Listen to the Voice of Fire, Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, UK.

2019 Portents, The Space, London.

2019 STEEP, The Intimate Space, St Mary’s Tower Hornsey, London.

2019 Audioblast Festival #7, APO-33, online streaming.

2019 Apo33, Nantes, FR.

2019 Corpora Aliena, Iklectik, London.

2019 Sonic Electronics, The Others, London.

2018 </coding in GE> : Corazon de Robota + Laura Netz + Isnt’ses, Iklectik, London.

2018 Sound Art Sunday: Melmann, Tehkla, Netzzz. SET Dalston, London.

2018 MUSLAB, Mexico.

2018 Queer+_Noise, London.

2018 Skrontronic, New River Studios, London.

2018 Karkowski re:mix, London.

2018 Mental Roofs, New River Studios, London.

2018 Magia Roja, Barcelona.

2018 FINSBURY PARK BEEHOUSE – WORLD HONEY BEE DAY – FUNDRAISING EVENT, London.

2018 THSF, Toulouse, France.

2018 CRUX at Temporary Autonomous Art, London.

2018 Music For DIY Electronics – Soho Radio, streaming.

2018 Brutal Noise Dronica, Resonance Extra, streaming.

2018 Radio CONA, Ljubliana, Slovenia.

2018 Corpora Aliena: Elektro Moskva (film) + Alexei Borisov, IKLECTIK, London.

2018 La-Di-Da Intonation, London Fields Studio.

2018 soundMIGRATION, online

2017 Gliwice, Poland.

2017 Fabryka Sztuki, Lodz, Poland.

2017 Noise Shed, Windmill Brixton, London.

2017 Primal Uproar, Hamburg, Germany.

2017 Salon Lates Friday, London.

2017 Sonic Cyberfeminism, University of Lincoln, UK.

2017 Massage Brain Cult, Haunt, London 

2017 Audioblast Festival, Apo33, Online Streaming

2017 IFAR Musique Concrete, Formes dans l’espace compilation

2017 Supernoise Festival, Aarhus

2017 EAM 2801, Vynil Deptford, London

2016 Spatchcock Christmas Special

2016 Technoshamanism Festival, Brazil.

2016 Dronica, Old Church Stoke Newington, London

2016 Noizemaschine, London

2016 Chronic Illness, London

2016 Experimental film screening, Haunt, London

2016 Fibrr records, album release, Nantes, France

2016 NoiseShed, WindMill Brixton, London

2016 EMF Camp, Guilford, UK 

2016 Chalton Gallery, London

2016 Cafe Oto, London

2016 Spark, Chelsea College of Art, London

2016 Experimental Sound Gallery, St. Petersburg, Rusia

2016 Noise & Fury, Moscow, Rusia

2016 Concrete Music, The Horse Hospital, London.

2016 Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong.

2016 noise=noise hong kong

2016 New River Studios, with oMMM, Eden Grey, and Scenes from Salad

2016 Warmi Noise [ Suda 0037 ] Sudamerica Electronica

2016 Phas.e Platform Radio Show – E003 – Experimental Electronics

2016 Open Jack Weekend, New River Studios, London

2016 Noizemaschine, Amersham Arms, London

2015 A fuckin’ noisey New Years Eve, New River Studios, London 

2015 XX studio, Dj set radio show, Montreal, Canada

2015 Noise Toys Orchestra, Tasos Stamou, Cafe Oto Project Space, London

2015 Sound Art Event, iklectik art lab, London

2015 Sonica FM, London

2015 Lumiere, Clapton, London

2014 Anatum’s Abode, London

2014 [EdP069] Editora doporto – Medial Ages – Album Release 

2014 OneBeatEcho, US 

2014 Improvised Electronic Round Up. New York 

2014 CRUX 1,2 – Electronic Music MeetUp, London

2014 THE A BAND The Rhythm Factory, London

2014 Best of Salon des Refusés, Londonewcastle Arts Programme, London

 2014 Sound Art Event, Antic Forn, Barcelona

 dj sessions





2019 LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF FIRE –  Live



2018 MUSIC FOR DIY ELECTRONICS – Soho Radio



2017 PRIMAL UPROAR – Live



2016 Experimental Sound Gallery, St. Petersburg, Rusia – Live



Medial Ages tocando noise no II Festival Internacional de Tecnoxamanismo