Leamington venue hosts 7 Days of free Sound

Mike Chavez-Dawson in the 7 Days of Sound festival.
Mike Chavez-Dawson in the 7 Days of Sound festival.

A week-long festival exploring the relationship between contemporary visual art and experimental music is taking over the Althorpe Studios and Gallery in Leamington’s Old Town from Monday (December 2).

7 Days Of Sound, part of a larger 365 Days Of Sound project, will be brought to the not-for-profit venue by the Birmingham-based [RHP] CDR - a research, production and event programming organisation which is celebrating its first anniversary this year - which has obtained a grant from Warwick District Council to stage the festival.

Featuring diverse work from around 50 British and international artists, the event will feature art, music, video, design, sound experimentation, performance art, electronics and much more - and all events are free to attend.

Included is an ‘inter-textual-vention’ lecture by Mike Chavez-Dawson, a screening selected by Prosthetic Knowledge titled ‘Net Artists Music Videos’, the launch of a new limited edition CDR by a Warwickshire College School of Art student and a pop-up record shop throughout the week.

Founded by artist/curator Ryan Hughes, [RHP] CDR works closely with a range of national and international practitioners to create a CDR and event each month.

The festival opens with an exhibition private view at the studios from 6pm. For a full programme, visit rhpcdrs.wix.com/7daysofsoundfestival