Current artist in residence
June: Patrick Farmer & David Lacey
Patrick Farmer & David Lacey have been working as a duo since 2011, resulting in numerous performances and two albums; Pictures of Men (2013) and Pell-Mell The Prolix (2017). During their residency at the Sirius, they will be generating and gathering material for their third album.
Patrick Farmer. Co-founder of the online curatorial platform, Compost and Height, co-editor of the new-music journal, Wolf Notes. Curator of the Sound I’m Particular lecture series and Significant Landscapes Festival, co-curator of audiograft, researcher for SARU, lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Published four books and written compositions for groups such as Apartment House and the Set Ensemble. Performed and exhibited internationally with artists such as Angharad Davies, Michael Pisaro, Sarah Hughes, and Jason Kahn. Festival appearances and residencies include The Wulf (Los Angeles), LMC (London), I & E (Dublin), Geiger (Gothenberg), Blurred Edges (Hamburg), Forestry Commission England (Cumbria), Q-O2 (Belgium) and MOKS (Estonia).Work has been released on labels such as Another Timbre, Nadukeenumono, and Winds Measure. New writing: Close Eclogues on Tiptoe vol 1, SYZYGY (with Trevor Simmons), and Azimuth, is forthcoming.
David Lacey is a musician from Dublin, working at the intersection of improvisation and composition. He works with acoustic & amplified percussion/objects, cassettes, field recordings and crude electronics. Current projects include Rainfear , a duo with David Donohoe; a studio-based collaboration with Andrew Fogarty; music in various combinations with Rob Casey & Conal Ryan, with whom he organises Reception, a concert series in Dublin. He has had releases on Confront, Copy for your Records, Caduc, Fort Evil Fruit and Room Temperature, amongst other labels.