Somerset House Studios

Dismantle Yourself curated by Graham Dunning

(deconstructive rave)

Sat 15 Apr 2017
The Deadhouse
South Wing

Featuring Graham Dunning, Ewa Justka, Algobabez, dtub and Alien Jams (NTS)

Continuing Somerset House Studio’s late night series of guest curations deep inside The Deadhouse, Associate Artist Graham Dunning deconstructs the rave with Dismantle Yourself, a night of experimental dancefloor focused electronic music.

Dismantling the processes and foundations beneath the basslines and rhythms. Intrinsically DIY. Everything hacked and torn. Immanent production. Process as performance as sensory stimulus. Desiring machines.

Homemade circuitry; mechanical techno; algorave; manual triggers.

Please note this is an 18+ event. 

With special thanks to Art Assembly.

Graham Dunning  Live At Raw Power -by Jose Ramon Caamaño
Graham Dunning


Ewa Justka
Polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. Her work explores the materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like: Loop Festival, Sonic Acts Academy, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM, Colour out of Space, Beam Festival, Cafe Oto, and more. Laser and lights for Ewa's perfomance by Jayson Haebich.

Ewa Justka
Ewa Justka

Live-coding duo between Joanne Armitage and Shelly Knotts. Joanne Armitage is a live coder, improviser, composer and synthesist, with research interests in technology enhanced performance and interactions. Shelly Knotts is a Newcastle based data musician studying for a PhD in Live Computer Music with a focus on collaboration in Network Music. She performs live-coded and network music internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans.


Musician, composer and sound artists Jaxson Payne uses an electronic drum kit to trigger samples from a custom library of thousands of carefully chosen sounds, creating engaging live techno performances. The project began in 2003 and now, developed and sharpened, the name 'dtub' has been adopted to trademark this customised set-up and method of live performance. A founding member of Koept (a Cornish based organisation for electronic art and sound), Payne's work has led to a variety of projects: from experimental electronic recordings as Personality Son, forward thinking techno releases using his Derehctub pseudonym and intricately constructed sound-collage works under his own name.

dtub by Mark McNulty

Chloe Freida - Alien Jams
Starting from Chloe Frieda’s NTS radio show of the same name, Alien Jams began putting out records in 2014. The radio show continues on a bi-weekly basis, with a special fondness for bizarre and obscure electronics.

Chloe Frieda - Alien Jams
Chloe Frieda - Alien Jams