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Friday 7th November Rachel Parry will be chairing a panel at Tempting Failure.

“Breaking Barriers: sound and body”


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FK Alexander 


Synthetic Life Group 

J C Vasquez   


This event is free with a pre-booked ticket HERE for all the talks

but we do encourage you all to come see the artists performances, including the paid event.


Purchasing a ticket to the main event on either 7/11 or 8/11 directly supports all elements & artists from the wider programme including this work.  Tempting Failure proudly pays all of its programmed artists.  #PayingArtists #TemptingFailure

love the Little Wolf Parade team <3


FK Alexander

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7th November, 8:30pm – 12:30am
The Island, Bristol

William Nurdin

ccgbagaiWilliam Nurdin works at the crossroads of Actionism, Minimalism & Existentialism.
#curator of RoHS Prod, MCP, APDM , Bruitisme Fest & Destruction Party.
B.1980. Sonically active for 17 years. wn perform in more than 250 gigs …
WN, trained as a guitarist and eager of instrumental knowledge, has been studying music since 1993. 
Numerous experiences as a singer in various musical formations allowed him to get acquainted with stage and live performance.
Field recordist since the acquisition in 1996 of a MiniDisc recorder. 
He plays in various musical formations, operating in turn electronic organ, guitar, trumophone , drums , duck call .
For seven years, WN has been conducting a free radio program, ‘ A Propos de Minos’, a weekly open stage, aired every Monday -10pm to 1am- live from wherever WN may be.
Either actor, or more frequently video designer (lumino dynamics, mapping…),
WN has a degree (BTS) in sound engineering and informatic networks management.
WN currently lives in Nancy (54), France.

William will be performing at Tempting Failure

7th November, 10:00 – 10:30pm
The Island, Bristol

Synthetic Life Group

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Synthetic Life Group (SLG) feature at Tempting Failure as part of our South West emergent artist programme. SLG is a collaboration of artists Charles Gershom and Reverend Tate. Our projects use various elements of new media, altered sound generators, common technology, and custom devices with in-house developed software. All of which are employed to initiate an instance with a performative state and intuitive sound generation.

A ‘performative state’ to us, is the mental and physical space we occupy when we engage with the creative process regardless of audience presence. It involves inhabiting the moment allowing us the freedom to act without hesitation and with the absence of intrusion. Our project aims to illuminate this process, to allow this experience to be shared with others. SLG attempts to achieve this through live performances of intuitive sound generation, where we respond to the moment, the sounds themselves and the environment intuitively.

Audio ephemera is our response to the audio product. We are less concerned with maintaining the status of our results, allowing us to expand and submerge ourselves in the processes we employ. Our sound sessions are all placed on soundcloud using their platform of public accessibility allowing anyone to enjoy. We do not dwell on the recorded tracks but move on to the next recording experience.

 Synthetic Life Group will be performing at Tempting Failure

8th November, 8:00pm – Midnight
The Island, Bristol

Juan Carlos Vasquez


Juan Carlos Vasquez will be performing at Tempting Failure

8th November, 7:00 – 7:30pm
The Island, Bristol

Juan Carlos Vasquez is a sound artist and composer from Colombia. He has participated as a sonic artist, composer and/or performer in events within the United Kingdom, United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Commissions by the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital / Museum (UK) in partnership with Royal College of Music (UK), the Arts Council through the Wiltshire Museum (UK), Polish Artists in London “PAiL” (UK) and the Hilltown New Music Festival (Ireland). Record deals with Important Records (USA) and Ablaze Records (USA/Australia). His music has been featured on hour-long specials by leading radio art / electroacoustic music radio stations, such as Resonance 104.4 FM (Clearspot – UK), BCB Radio 106.6FM (The Sound Art Show – UK), Basic.FM and Radio Círculo (UNDAE – Spain).

Other spaces supporting the diffusion of his work include the University of Kent (Symposium of Acoustic Ecology), Wesleyan University (Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States 2014 National Conference), The New York Public Library (Kinokophonography), Leeds College of Music (International Festival for Artistic Innovation), Queen’s University Belfast (Sonorities 2014), Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012, The Savoy Hotel (Emperors for Tea), Florida International University (New Music Miami Festival), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Deep Listening Institute and the Electronic Language International Festival (FILE – Brazil).

Have a look at all the other talks occurring over the festival here.