TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2018

October 12-14


We are delighted to announce an exhibition of new commissioned work by Drone Ensemble at Workplace Foundation, Gateshead as part of TUSK Festival 2018.
The exhibition was selected through an open call to individual artists or collectives from the North East of England working across media who are specifically interested in the intersection between contemporary visual art and experimental music.
For the exhibition, Drone Ensemble will create a slowly evolving sonic meditation of drone tonalities and hypnotic visual stimuli.
Mechanical means, such as motors, have been utilised to produce an evolving drone with complex textures and harmonies. These motorised instruments have the capacity to ‘play’ themselves, with little human intervention. In conjunction with the sonic element, the gallery is a space in flux; altering visually as the exhibition progresses. Ceramic materials are employed to alter state when exposed to sonic vibrations and differing frequencies; cracking and breaking to activate percussive sounds. Traces of the evolving nature of the work are evidenced in other elements of the exhibition, referencing the relevance of process and experimentation in creating an evolving work.
Within the exhibition, the ensemble will perform alongside their installation; building upon the underlying base drone that it already manufactures.
Launch event: Friday 28th September 2018, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition continues: 29th September – 27 th October
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
TUSK Festival weekend (12/13/14 th October) – 10am – 6pm
TUSK opening event at Workplace featuring Drone Ensemble, Lee Patterson and more – October 12, 4-6pm

Workplace Gallery
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street
Gateshead, NE8 1AD