19 NOVEMBER 2011 at 7pm   

The Cut Hands project itself was founded by William Bennett in 2007 initially to experiment further with his obscure collection of Ghanaian percussion instruments in free-form work-outs alongside other types of (genuine) sound experimenting.

In 2002, being inspired by Haitian vaudou musicians’ capacity to make intensely powerful music with almost no technology, William Bennett first employed djembes and doundouns on the classic ‘Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel’ 12” by Whitehouse, in what was seen as a radical musical direction by many in the wider noise/industrial scene. The fruit of 8 years of recordings finally culminated in 2011’s critically acclaimed and best-selling release Afro Noise I. The music of Cut Hands was featured heavily in the VBS films “Liberia” (2009) and “Mandingo” (2010).

William Bennett (Cut Hands), © Muir Vidler


William Bennett, in addition to current extensive working on the ‘afro noise’ project Cut Hands, has been involved with his mass hypnosis experimental project, ‘Extralinguistic Sequencing’, which premiered at the Tate Britain in late 2010. He has also done talks at arts/music festivals and related institutions in the UK, Japan, USA, Australia, and Sweden - notably Film Akademie (Germany), Edinburgh University, Tate Britain, CCA Kitakyushu, Yokohama Arts Triennale, Ogilvy Mather (Germany) amongst others.

Curator: Łukasz Szałankiewicz

The event organized in the framework of BRIT CULT Festival is a part of InProgress cycle


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