Preslav Literary School

Preslav Literary School by Stephen Burch

As Preslav Literary School, Adam Thomas makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self-generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. Preslav Literary School has released records on NO-FI, Razzle Dazzle and Elephant & Castles, sharing stages and bills with Aki Onda, Machinefabriek, Gudrun Gut & AGF, Anton Bruhin, Leif Elggren and Sudden Infant. Preslav Literary School has toured the UK, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Poland and played at Flux/s 2010, Shift Festival 2010, STRP 2010 & transmediale.11.

Adam Thomas is also a producer, curator and writer who has worked on over 15 international media, art and film festivals. Previously Assistant Guest Curator for transmediale (DE) and Programme Manager for AV Festival (UK), he is now working freelance for art and media organisations including Sourcefabric, a non-profit organisation promoting open source, independent media. He is the director of Test Signals, a series of festivals exploring new forms for software and radio. His particular fields of interest are network cultures, journalism, literature, radio broadcasting, digital art and experimental music. | @preslav