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Publication Studio Glasgow
Asparagus Piss Raindrop Publication Launch

Fri 25 August 2017

Publication Studio Glasgow presents its first project ‘Asparagus Piss Raindrop’ - an ever growing compendium of the group’s activity since 2012.

Asparagus Piss Raindrop are a crypto conceptual science fiction anti climax band dedicated to pushing beyond all reasonable limits what live music performance can be. Asparagus Piss Raindrop is formed from a dreadful, ever-expanding pool of performer / composer / improvisers from the Glasgow (and beyond) experimental music scene. The group‘s work arises from the questions; How can we do things otherwise? What musical forms arise from and inform our daily experience? Performances typically draw on such things as recycled children’s games, group therapy, shapeshifting, declarations of ridiculous texts, geology, architectural intervention, gender theory, site specificity and slug reproduction.

Publication Studio Glasgow is part of a worldwide network conceived in Portland, 2009. Each sibling studio produces publications with artists, writers and groups they admire whose content is then shared with other PS studios to be printed on demand and without limit. PS Glasgow, housed at the CCA, is managed by a group of partners and available as an open source resource for artists and writers to access book making facilities.

‘Asparagus Piss Raindrop’ gathers performance documentation, scores, working notes, communications and ephemera to produce a sprawling chronology of the group’s projects to date. New editions of the book will be generated following each future iteration of an Asparagus Piss Raindrop project.

During the publication launch, Asparagus Piss Raindrop will be ‘reading’ from the book.