The Bohman aesthetic can be a dense and tangled thing to unpick and describe. Various and nefarious sounds and artistic influences merge and collide, Varèsian sound montage supporting spoken word material sourced from a pub menu, or frenetic juxtapositions between amplified shoe brushes and a frenzied tape cut-up of 17th Century instruments. Sound art which oscillates between states of the absurd and sonically grotesque, and highly articulate explorations of extra-musical sound.
Adam Bohman: prepared strings and amplified objects & Tom Scott: saxophones, clarinets and electronics.
Mark Rathmell: audio-visual installation Inside The Mind of John Shed: Shed Heaven, Shed Shame & Shed Drunk.
Pete Jones & Richard Bremmer read selections from WH Auden
7.00pm. Free entry/£2.00 donation
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again; and then in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again.
Shakespeare: The Tempest, III, ii