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Bow Gamelan Ensemble event series: bangs, taps, rattles, echoes, whispers - film screening

18:00 on 15 November 2018
Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

bangs, taps, rattles, echoes, whispers
Thursday 15 November, 6–7.30pm

To coincide with Great Noises That Fill The Air, by artist collective Bow Gamelan Ensemble, Cooper Gallery presents the screening event bangs, taps, rattles, echoes, whispers.

The screening brings together moving image works that reverberate from the experimental sound practice of Bow Gamelan Ensemble and their ethos of improvisation and collaboration. These moving image works by Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s artist peers are scored for screen, presenting various modes of improvisation with sound and space.

Sea Shanties (2010) by Helen Petts and Beating the Bridges (1998) by William Raban celebrate the legacy of Bow Gamelan Ensemble member Paul Burwell and selected parts of David Cunningham’s Five Closedowns for Television (1984) originally made for Channel 4 focus into the improvisation of sound and light.


Utilising found objects, invented instruments and everyday sound, Bow Gamelan Ensemble have, since 1983, inspired generations of artists with their radical collaborative and cross-disciplinary practice.

Great Noises That Fill The Air takes place at Cooper Gallery from 27 October – 15 December 2018.


With thanks to Creative Scotland, LUX and REWIND