Join us for a mythical mystery bus tour to a secret deep South West location, for a long afternoon and evening in the lair of cult Westcountry collective Hacker Farm. Out-in-the-wild performance, installations, film screenings, electronic campfire communion and the radical rattle & splutter of repurposed junkyard goods – all harvested over a unique rural-industrial site.
Salvage: A Hacker Farm Field Trip is a site-specific interactive event that will find a Bristol-based audience travelling to Yeovil by bus for an afternoon and evening inspired by Hacker Farm’s maverick DIY approach to instrument-building and composition, in the richly atmospheric surrounds of a semi-derelict agricultural site. Live acts include the homespun culture-jacking sonic experiments of Hacker Farm themselves alongside close collaborators including IX Tab and Kemper Norton, plus very special guests from further beyond including beguiling New York sound voyager Ashley Paul and films/performance from singular and seminal cross-discipline UK artist Hugh Metcalfe.
Tickets for the bus are limited – book quick!
Hacker Farm are a duo based in Yeovil, Somerset who make out-there music from homemade analogue electronic instruments, usually made from everyday objects ‘hacked into’ and modified for use. As they put it themselves, this is “a celebration of the home-made, the salvaged and the hand-soldered. DIY electronics performed on obsolete tech and discarded, post-consumerist debris. Make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.”
“Hacker Farm represent a kind of anti-Mumford & Sons, a sharp, electronic rural retort to the tweed-clad, sepia-hued faux-folk hootenanny” – The Guardian
Salvage: A Hacker Farm Field Trip is the first edition of Out Of Place, a roaming series of events that explores non-standard performance spaces in and around the Bristol area. A diverse line-up of international music makers and solo audio adventurers will respond to specially selected contexts including an abandoned farm, a shopping centre and a swimming pool…stirring up a sense of off-the-grid discovery for audience and performers alike. A succession of unmissable stereo field trips taking live music out of its comfort zone.
Out of Place is a co-production between Arnolfini and Qu Junktions. It is supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK , an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.