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Course Leader - Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons)
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SSR London - Jake Williams, Course Leader - Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons)

POSTED ON – 09.01.15

Look back at 2014


It was a year of starting new things…

March 

My new band flies+flies released our debut single Bad Crab Hand / Sufi on ltd edition 10” vinyl. Andrew Weatherall played it on BBC 6, Clash magazine (amongst others) gave us a really nice write-up and Mr Kaplin made a great video for it.

https://vimeo.com/90627983 http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-fliesflies-bad-crab-hand

We also did something a bit different for the launch party – at Limewharf in East London, in collaboration with visual artist Nick Roberts, we made a walk-through audio/visual installation where we played inside a giant plastic cube!

https://vimeo.com/103848986

May 

In September 2013, in collaboration with fulldome visual artists RFID, I took part in an artist residency at the SAT institute in Montreal. This year we returned to perform the A/V show Fragments we started working on at the residency. The premiere was at the amazing iX Immersive Arts Symposium with a further 7 shows during Mutek festival. A piece about the show on the Creator’s Project here –
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/lose-yourself-in-a-digital-representation-of-memory-in-this-audio-visual-performance

June

flies+flies played Glastonbury. This was fun.

Also... another new project’s debut 10” single - Petwo Evans released the Tumble EP on Huntleys and Palmers. Lots of DJs played it – Rob da Bank, Optimo, Midland, Laurent Garnier to namedrop a few. Boomkat give it a nice write-up - http://boomkat.com/vinyl/988870-petwo-evans-tumble

July

I premiered a new performance piece, Chat Room, a collaboration with performance artist Rebecca o’Brien at international NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference XOYO, London.
Some info here - http://www.jakeone.co.uk/chat-room/

September

I start working at SSR as a full-time EMP / DJ / Music Production tutor. Big!

November

We performed Fragments at the Fulldome UK Festival at the national Space Center in Leicester. http://www.fulldome.org.uk/

…I also worked on some surround sound production for Dinos Chapman’s live AV show at Moma PS1, NYC. http://www.factmag.com/2014/11/05/artefact-004-dinos-chapman-moma-ps1/

..as well as some more surround sound work for Angela Palmer’s exhibition Adrenalin at The Fine Art Society, London.

December

flies+flies played Drill Festival, Brighton. This is curated by the band Wire and was a massively honour to be included as also on the bill were SWANS, Vessels, Savages, British Sea Power, Gold Panda and loads more! Also we got to see SWANS which was life-changeingly good.

…we also released a remix package of the first single with mixes by Misled Convoy, WalkerFSG and Petwo Evans. Crack Magazine gave us a nice write-up.
http://crackmagazine.net/music/flies-flies/

Bring on 2015 ! New flies+flies single and shows very soon, loads of new Petwo Evans stuff and AV show in the pipeline and designing and delivering unique and exciting EMP modules for SSR.

http://www.jakeone.co.uk
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Look back at 2014

Biography
Jake has worked with many aspects of electronic music over the last 15 years – writing/producing/performing internationally for Warp, Huntleys & Palmers, Lo Recordings and !K7 amongst others.

In 2012 he completed with distinction an Mmus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University.

Recent work has included international funded artist residencies (SAT/Mutek / PAC South Wales), audio-visual collaboration and multi-channel work (Dinos Chapman live @ MoMa PS1); performing, writing and producing with the alternative band flies+flies; Petwo Evans, a collaboration with Rich Thair of Red Snapper/Toob, based around processing of found percussion objects; and performance / dance pieces in collaboration with Rebecca O’Brien – Chat Room (NIME conference @ Goldsmiths/XOYO) and Hera (Tempting Failure Festival) mentored by performance artist Poppy Jackson.