Hundred Years Gallery hosts “Apocalympics”, an evening of performances to celebrate the beginning of the Apocalympic season.
Grassy Noel. Introduction to the “Apocalympics” by Grassy Noel’s recorded voice.
Adam Bohman presents the second in a short series of performances at HYG.
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 & Adrian Northover: soprano and alto saxophones.
Horseless Headmen. Psychedelic-avant-modal-electro-folk-punk-funk-house-blues-grunge-postbop organised noise, from total onslaught to strategic respite.
Paul Taylor, trombone
Ian Smith, trumpet
Ivor Kallin, fretless bass
Karl Blake, bass guitar and effects
Nick Cash, drum kit and percussion
Angel Orensanz. The Spanish artist will show Cosmology, an artwork that has travelled around the world. For Apocalympics on 27th of July he will perform a site-specific action.
Caliban Tower. A short film by Graham Mackeachan & Rita Says in response to the use made of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by LOCOG, and a comment on the distortion of its essentially republican and anti-imperialist message.
Andor Merks. Interactive video projection by Andor Merks.
Rita Says and Antonio Mena present a slide show projection called “Olympic Bounce”.
7pm. Free entry/£2 donation