Wednesday 20 August
7.00 – 8.00pm
Tom Richards’ performances walk the line between sonic art, sculpture and music. Using a variety of custom-built instruments, his pieces explore percussive patterns and improvised gestural synthesis, referencing aspects of techno and avant-garde composition. Tom will play three sets in the hour; with guest singers Steph Horak and Sam Swift-Glasman.
Tom graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany and Sweden. Selected works and live performances have taken place at Tate Britain, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Science Museum, Spike Island, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, Cafe Oto, MK Gallery, Bold Tendencies, Soundfjord, and Resonance FM. His ‘Broken Patchbay’ EP was released in March 2012. He is currently studying at Goldsmiths and the Science Museum for a PhD on the life and work of Daphne Oram; Electronic Music Pioneer and founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He lives and works in London.