Gut Level Takeoverevent • 27 Nov 2021 4pm–8pm
Session #1: Drone Yoga
To start the takeover, Gut Level ask you to take a moment to connect with your inner sun – your heart centre. 45 minutes of classical Hatha postures that flow from one to another by synchronizing breath with movement allowing stillness to be found in motion, presented alongside a generative drone composition built using modular synthesisers.
This session is recommended for people with some yoga experience, there will be some mats provided however, if you have your own please bring it with you.
Prangers are a Rochadale based duet who create experimental music with whatever is within their means. They embody the DIY spirit of Gut Level by building their own instruments. Their sound is self-described as ‘spoken word and found sound assemblage’, with a process of creating music that is reliant on making sounds in the physical and then recording these and looping them digitally. They will be joined by percussionist Daniel Watson who they are currently collaborating with.
The second performance will be from co-founder of Bakk Heia Records and a resident of the Manchester/Salford based party of the same name, Jorg Kuning. His music draws as much from the collective euphoria of the dance as his expansive surroundings in the Welsh valleys. His live sets pulsate with a driving, essential life force, the unique combination of digital and analogue synthesis is often playful, tender and deep. Warm basslines undulate beneath melodic ideas which seem to grow and expand as quickly as they diminish; this fluidity of creation lends itself perfectly to Jorg’s live sets which flow with organic power. It is music built for dark rooms and tender hearts.
Session 3: FLAW x Working Them’s Club Collective Collaborative B2B
6:30pm – 8pm
For the final session on the Gut Level takeover, Gut Level’s sister groups, FLAW Collective and Working Them’s Club will be hosting a collaborative back to back DJ set.
Each person will have 10 minutes to share sounds in response to Rafaeel Rozendaal’s Permanent Distraction exhibition using CDJs. The group will flow through a total of nine b2bs over the session. This style is a development of FLAW Collective’s slower listening lockdown sessions, Tune[in], where people responded to a chosen theme with audio pieces. However, for this event Gut Level are excited that they can (finally!) host an IRL audio collaboration.
To get involved:
The groups welcome all experience levels, marginalised genders and queer folk to collaborate in this b2b. The Gut Level takeover runs Saturday 27th November, so you will need to be free on this date for the b2b2b2b2b2b2b2b2b2b.
You will need to be a Gut Level member and sign up using the form. Please see more information on how to do this via the Gut Level website.
CLOSING DATE FOR CALL OUT: Thursday 18th Nov.
We will be contacting people by Sunday 21st Nov.
FLAW x WTC hosts an open deck social every 2nd Thursday of the month at DINA. This social is for anyone from a marginalised gender or LGBTQ+ identity who would like to learn DJ skills, share music & hang out with like-minded people in a welcoming space. FLAW is a collective for marginalised genders aiming to create a space to share skills, access equipment, collaborate and support each other.
Working Them’s Club is an open collective for LGBTQ+ people who are interested in building a queer electronic music community in Sheffield. Our aim is to provide a space for skill sharing, equipment access and organising.
IMPORTANT – Covid Safety Information. Please read carefully.
Masks are OPTIONAL at this event. In order to gain access to the event, you must produce proof of a recent negative covid test. You can do this by providing one of the following:
- Text or email verification of a registered lateral flow test result. To get this, take your test up to 48 hours before the event and then follow the instructions of how to register at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. You will receive a text or email verification which you can show us on the door of the event.
- Text or email notification of a PCR test result that was taken up to 48 hours before the event.
Lateral flow test kits are available for free on the NHS. Click here for more info on how to order them or we have a limited amount of kits available for collection at Site Gallery.
Please do not bring any actual lateral flow test cassettes as we are unable to dispose of them.
We will not accept vaccination passes, we will only accept proof of a recent negative result. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact producer Robyn Haddon.
Image credit: Gut Level.
Primarily based around club events and workshops, Gut Level’s activity gives a platform to individuals who are underrepresented in the music industry, namely queer/LGBTQ+, women and non-binary people. The space was founded in response to the lack of financially accessible, queer friendly, late night venues in Sheffield. They believe in keeping things affordable, championing local talent and grassroots promoters.