ROOM40 OPENFRAME, STOCKHOLM: Lawrence English / Olivia Block / Andrea Belfi

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Since the turn of the century ROOM40 has operated out of Brisbane, Australia publishing more than 150 editions from artists all over the globe. The label celebrates its 15th anniversary with a series of events worldwide including Openframe Stockholm — three days of radical listening at Fylkingen and Audiorama.

This Fylkingen concert features label boss Lawrence English delivering one of his immense explorations of the physicality of listening alongside dense, liminal psycho-acoustics from American composer Olivia Block and subtle percussive texture from Andrea Belfi.



Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

on Wilderness of Mirrors:

"a giant exhalation of thickly flexing drones that soon ignites in a radioactive mushroom cloud" - Pitchfork

"crushes you in rolling waves of hot noise before weightless, trebly drones emerge from the clamour in a terrific manipulation of sonic space that’s alternately claustrophobic and expansive" - Fact Magazine



Olivia Block creates electroacoustic sound compositions for performance, recordings, installations, cinema, orchestra and chamber music concerts.

Her solo performances include partially improvised pieces for electronics and amplified objects, presented in a slow and deliberate gestural style that Steve Smith of the New York Times described recently as having “palpable sensations of volition and emotional involvement.” Block also performs original pieces for inside piano. Her compositions often combine field recordings, chamber instruments and electronic textures. In addition to her compositions for solo recordings and performances, Block creates multimedia works for sounds and video and writes scores for large ensemble, string quartet, and orchestra.…



Andrea Belfi is a drummer, electroacoustic musician and composer. His projects and collaborations extend to diverse musical fields, from rock to electroacoustic experimentation, from avant-folk to radical improvisation, from audio/visual performance to sound installation.

He studied art in Milan before becoming involved in experimental music. He currently lives in Berlin and its projects include collaborations with Erik Skodvin, Stefano Pilia, Mike Watt, David Grubbs, BJNilsen, Simon James Phillips, Aidan Baker, Hobocombo.

“Rhythm may well be written into the DNA of every human, as fundamental as a heartbeat, yet with “Wege” Belfi demonstrates a rare understanding of its subtleties and complexities.” Nathan Thomas – Fluid Radio


OPENFRAME STOCKHOLM: 15.10 @ Audiorama: Thembi Sodell + TBC | 16.10 @ Fylkingen: Lawrence English + Olivia Block + Andrea Belfi | 17.10 @ Audiorama: Brunhild Ferrari + Lawrence English presents Viento


Olivia Block appears in collaboration with EMS.
Supported by Stockholm Stad and Kulturrådet.
Produced by John Chantler.


Medlemsproduktion: John Chantler