Exhibition Mix at PONTONE

Missed our exhibition at Test Space?

Golau Glau - Exhibition Mix (artwork)

We made a mix to reflect the event, with tracks from the bands who played and DJed at the launch, extracts from the sonic works and other tracks. It’s up now at one of our favourite sites, Pontone.

Listen to and download: Golau Glau – Exhibition Mix


Golau Glau at Test Space – IT BEGINS

Our exhibition at Test Space in Leeds opens tonight (Thursday 10th November 2011), with a launch party. The exhibition runs until Sunday 13th November and entry to the exhibition and all events is FREE.

To find Test Space, their address is Unit 2-4 Melbourne Street LS2 7PS (near the Reliance and the Leeds Guide offices).

About the Exhibition:
The exhibition features two audio installations, one accompanied by visuals and the other supported by photographs. The former is ‘HENRY (The Methods Of Ethics 2011)’ – more information available at the mini site for ‘HENRY’.

The latter is ‘Public Interest’, a work dealing with the issue of library closures. 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.

A selection of prints by the collective completes the exhibition.

LAUNCH: Thursday 10th November, 7.30pm, FREE ENTRY

HOOKWORMS (LIVE) – amazing psych dream stare rock – http://parasiticnematode.blogspot.com

RUNNERS (DJ) – celebratory electronics and all the best ideas – http://longdistancerunners.wordpress.com/

EWAN JAMIESON (DJ) –  from ace local music website A Negative Narrative – http://anegativenarrative.com

Come down from Fri-Sun if you can’t make the launch, and there is another event as part of the exhibition on Saturday:

LIBRARIES AND VINYL: Saturday 12th November, 2.30pm, FREE ENTRY

James Balf from Sonic Router – http://www.sonicrouter.com – will be playing a laid-back vinyl-only DJ set and library campaigner Lauren Smith (from Voices for the Library) will be speaking about public library closures. Lauren’s comments on the event: http://laurensmith.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/libraries-and-vinyl/

Golau Glau – First Exhibition COMING SOON

Golau Glau’s first art exhibition takes place soon at Test Space in Leeds. 

The exhibition, which runs from 10th-13th November, will feature 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. There will be a programme/zine to accompany the exhibition, and it’s free to get in.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Thursday 10th November, 7.30pm, FREE ENTRY
The launch night is a free gig that features people Golau Glau like:
HOOKWORMS (LIVE) – amazing psych dream stare rock
RUNNERS (DJ) – celebratory electronics and all the best ideas
EWAN JAMIESON (DJ) –  from ace local music website A Negative Narrative

There is also an additional event during the exhibition:
LIBRARIES AND VINYL: Saturday 12th November, 2.30pm, FREE ENTRY
James Balf
from Sonic Router will be playing a laid-back vinyl-only DJ set and Lauren Smith from Voices for the Library is doing a talk on public library closures.

Test Space are event producers, promoters, artists and curators. Test Space is also currently a physical space in the centre of Leeds, hosting exhibitions, gigs, live performance, theatre, pop up restaurants and club nights.
Test Space, Unit 2-4 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS

The Silver Satchel – Seventh Folio archive/tracklisting

This is the Seventh Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show on Space Invader FM. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time. The show is now up to stream on Mixcloud (tracklisting below):


Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the pile of papers marked for shredding and stamped with “Unrest”. Within is contained the seventh folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic…


Barbaric, Classical, Solemn – The National Gallery
And I Love You So – Perry Como
Pulse Persephone – Daphne Oram
Madeleina (12″) – Pablo Lubadika Porthos
Big Baby – Spectrals
(You’re) Timeless To Me – Christopher Walken & John Travolta
Indian Love Call (GG Refix) – Slim Whitman
5 The Party – Golau Glau (an extract from ‘HENRY – The Methods of Ethics 2011’)
Black Dot, White Spider – Seeland
Somewhere – P J Proby
All In The Golden Afternoon – Disney
Fruhstuck, Fernsehen, Schlafen – Staubsauger
Doctor My Eyes – Jackson 5
Jordu – Emil Richards and The Microtonal Blues Band
Discussions With Salome, Daughter Of Herodius – Milo Moesche
Dil Sajan Jalta Hai – Asha Bhosle
I Resign Myself To Being Here – John Giorno
Inaugural Trams – Super Furry Animals
Polly Vaughan – Shirley Collins
Mr Taylor’s Trousers – Dolly Dolly
I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman – Whistling Jack Smith
Inspector – Golau Glau (an extract from ‘Public Interest’)
Scared Of Spiders – Kenickie
We’ll Turn Things Upside Down (When The Revolution Comes) – It’s Immaterial
Glad To Be Gay (Secret Policeman’s Ball) – Tom Robinson
Keep Your Heart Right – Terry Callier
Right Field – Peter, Paul & Mary
Flowers – William Loose, Stu Phillips, Marvin Elling
Police On My Back – The Equals
Eudemonics/Naked Space – Golau Glau
You Will Keep Me Then – John Barry
Moondancer – Meco
My Name Is Nobody – Ennio Morricone
An Argument With Myself – Jens Lekman
Two Of The Beatles Are Dead – Keith Top Of The Pops & His Minor UK Indie All-Star Celebrity Backing Band
I Am A Call Girl – Ranu Mukherjee
Mr Sandman – The Chordettes

HENRY 3 – Cancellation

beacons festival flooded site

We have had word from the organisers that Beacons festival has been cancelled due to adverse weather and flooding of the site.

There will be announcements later on, we are told. We are deeply saddened by this news. ‘HENRY’ was conceived and created especially for the festival, our first major sonic art work. We will update this site and the ‘HENRY (The Methods Of Ethics 2011)’ mini site when we have more news and maybe ‘HENRY’ will be installed somewhere else at a later date.


HENRY part 1

Henry Sidgwick ‘HENRY (The Methods of Ethics 2011)’ is the title of the sonic art work we have created for Beacons festival, which takes place from 11th-14th August 2011.

A trailer for the work is coming soon. You can read more and follow HENRY on Tumblr: HENRY (The Methods Of Ethics 2011)

We remixed a couple of the bands who are playing Beacons:



And DAVID TREVILLION from Tom Williams & The Boat remixed us:

Ghosting Season, who are playing on the Friday of the festival, were commissioned by Golau Glau to provide extra field recordings (because they go to more parties than us), and we are very grateful for their excellent contributions to ‘HENRY’.