BEK Opening Week: Ashley Holmes

BEK 17.02.2024 22.00


BEK invites Ashley Holmes, artist, dj and broadcaster, for a performance exploring the relation between listening, music and belonging.

Saturday 17 February
BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor
Free and open for all (no registration required!)

A live sound composition developed from field recordings, music and improvisations with DJ technology and tools, to explore the types of exchange that take place within different modes of listening.

The performance has developed from research into the relational knowledges and iterative, spatial understandings of Dub, the sub-genre of Reggae, and Devil mixes in Grime music, excavating the spaces between these sounds to examine the ways these genres amplify frequencies, voices and memory.

The performance is based on Holmes’ work on Skylarking, to be shown at Soft Ground in Sheffield in February–May 2024.

Ashley Holmes

Ashley Holmes is an artist, DJ and broadcaster working with sound, drawing and collaborative projects. His practice is centred around Diasporic Literacy with a focus on social and historical relational knowledges, lived experiences and multi-layered meanings of stories, words, sounds within Black experimental music, writing and performance. Ashley has hosted ‘Tough Matter, a monthly show on NTS Radio since 2017. He is also a resident on Mondo Radio and at No Bounds Festival. He facilitates ‘Open Deck’, a series of gatherings started in 2018, giving space to collectively listen and hold discursive space around relationships to music, sound, memory and oral histories. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University.


BEK’s space unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible. Please send us an email at if you’re using a wheelchair, and we’ll do our best to facilitate your needs. Our space has all gender toilet facilities. Service dogs are welcome. We also provide the option of a quiet room.

Images: 1) Ashley Holmes, photo: Peter Martin 2) Ashley Holmes at Horst Festival, photo: James Clarkson

To the full programme BEK Opening Week 2024