wednesday 18 april – 7pm


NO-PA PA-ON/Luciano Maggiore/Louie Rice (I/GB)

Unrewarding task based actions

sound performance

Unrewarding task based actions is a live act by NO-PA PA-ON, a platform for regular but informal realisations of artist scores performed by Luciano Maggiore, Louie Rice and friends, recombining materials of Fluxus origin, expanded concretism and minimal behaviorism. The project, initiated in 2017, is a joint practice where the duo explores a shared interest in predetermined task based performances. The series has taken the shape of bi-monthly events at Cafe OTO Project Space in London and sporadic performances elsewhere, presenting past and new works. Beyond historical and academic interests, these performances constitute a formidable example of the balance between operative freedom and methodological coercion, and constitute a living testimony of the existence-as-making-sound in the contemporary condition. For Live Arts Week NO-PA PA-ON perform two scores without PA system: In Memoriam to George Maciunas # 2 (1966) by Robert Bozzi wich operates nebulizers, and Skirting (2017) by Luciano Maggiore for left and right foot, performed in the space of Localedue and outdoors.

Luciano Maggiore, italian artist born in Palermo, lives and works in London. Active musician in the field of electroacoustic music, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, using speakers and several analogue and digital devices (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as principal instruments. His interest is focused on the architectural and psychoacoustic as well as on dynamic and directional values of sound with a strong emphasis on fixed sounds. His works are published by Balloon & Needle, Boring Machines, Consumer Waste, Hideous Replica, Palustre, Senufo editions, 1000Füssler, Triscele Registrazioni and Tulip records.

Louie Rice, London-based sound artist, plays electronic and acoustic systems, utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio, performance and installation. In addition to his partnership with Luciano Maggiore on event scores, he’s member of the trio VA AA LR with Vasco Alves and Adam Asnan, a radical experimental formation that explores the textures, physicalities and instabilities of electroacoustic mediums, expanding the concept of musique concrète. As a producer for the Hideous Replica label and one of the organisers of the Hideous Porta series of events, he has honedi his tastes in electro-acoustic music, abrasive textures and eclectic synth-based work.

performers Luciano Maggiore, Louie Rice & Massimo Carozzi, Daniela Cattivelli