Golau Glau are an anonymous group of artists, photographers and musicians who collectively create silverpop.
“Piecing together material from shards of field recordings, synthetic explorations, electronic dabbling and radiophonics, they’re rightly hard to pin down…their sonic and visual experiments really do speak for themselves.” (Sonic Router)
PREMIER PLI ISSUE TWO
We contributed sound, images and stories to the second issue of this journal. Available now.
OVERWORLDS AND UNDERWORLDS/LEEDS CANVAS
Stories and sounds by Golau Glau form part of the Quay Brothers’ Cultural Olympiad spectacular in Leeds. Check the pins at the OW/UW website…
THE DAMNED HANGMAN
Another of those devilish GG multimedia extravaganzas. Look out in July.
PREMIER PLI ISSUE 2
The next issue of First Fold Books’ magazine features more than a little something from Golau Glau. More information to follow.
THE MASQUE OF BRUMA
In December 2011, ‘The Masque Of Bruma‘ was released. A Christmas EP featuring a radiophonic mummers play, sonic art, instrumentals and pop songs.
‘Public Interest’ is a sonic work and a book, dealing with threatened and extinct public spaces – the public libraries. The book will be published in late 2012 by Valley Press and the initial phase of the sonic work debuted at Golau Glau’s Test Space Leeds exhibition in November 2011.
For ‘Public Interest’, Golau Glau recorded the sound of public libraries under threat of closure, many of which have since closed and therefore are extinct audio environments. The project has encompassed libraries in Leeds, North Yorkshire and Camden, to cover a spread of different library types. Many of the libraries were in deprived and socially isolated places, however some were in affluent areas. One thing remained constant – no library was silent, and every library was unique.
‘HENRY (The Methods Of Ethics 2011)’ explores the history and future of ethical hedonism through a mixture of music, visuals, created and found sounds and treated field recordings. Golau Glau created this piece for Beacons Festival, and it toured in late 2011/early 2012, including their exhibition at Test Space (see below) and appearances at Pandemic in Sheffield. ‘HENRY’ will return to his spiritual home of Beacons Festival in Summer 2012.
TEST SPACE, LEEDS
Golau Glau’s first art exhibition took place at Test Space in Leeds in November 2011.
The exhibition, which ran from 10th-13th November, featured a new sound and photography work about the closure of public libraries, ‘Public Interest’, and a selection of other sound works, videos and photographs by Golau Glau.
Other projects are forthcoming from Golau Glau.