Tom McCarthy at the EVP Sessions

We have been in the recording studio with Tom McCarthy, rehearsing and making some recording ahead of Tom’s headline appearance at the EVP Sessions in November. Tom will be performing with live coders Shelly Knotts and Alo Allik, in a collaboration which will become part of his forthcoming Test Centre vinyl LP.

The EVP Sessions takes its inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s notorious Breakthrough experiments of the 1970s, in which he divined spirit voices from electronic white noise. Each session includes a range of new commissioned work alongside special guests – each performance resonating psychic echoes of technological ruptures and corporeal gasps, peering in at what lies beneath our circuit-boards and screens.

In addition to Tom McCarthy’s performance, Scottish poet Harry Giles presents Drone, a spoken word and sound art performance about remote technology and anxiety; Jennet Thomasperforms surrealist linguistic accelerationism; and Alexis Milne combines post-apocalyptic text performance with original costume, sculpture and hoverboard. Award-winning poet and spiritualist raconteur Ross Sutherland plays [g]host with a newly commissioned series of Truther-style video works.

EVP is a collaboration between east London alternative literature producer Penned in the Margins and Liverpool arts innovators Mercy. Expect to be thrilled, entertained and haunted in a show audiences have described as “mind-boggling” and “perplexingly good”.

Tickets for the performance at Shoreditch Town Hall on 5 November can be booked here.

Tickets for the performance at the Bluecoat in Liverpool on 10 November can be booked here.