Giles Leaman has plied his craft as musician, instrument builder and fine artist for 30+ years, being one of the founders in the iconic group ‘Echo City’ where mojo was sonic sport and play. Having built over two hundred varieties of instruments, his home is an Aladdin’s cave of recycled sonic delight and his continuous pursuit of sonic fun and aesthetics has gained a following for his ever-evolving creations.
Saul Eisenberg is a multi-percussionist, junkyard mischief and instrument builder, former stomper and Blueman member. The Junk Orchestra, his musical obelisk, was created to share his curiosity and enthusiasm for using fabricated recycled objects to create melody and rhythm and of course entertain all ages.
Take A Whisk will premier at the Hundred Years Gallery.
Guest musicians: Klaus Bru plays the rare C-melody saxophone and the even rarer C-soprano sax exclusively, often combining them with electronics. His artistic output is characterized by its variety, and his musical concepts are not exactly the ‘out-of-the-box’ type. He brings in the folk music of the world (Eastern Europe, Turkey, Arab Countries, China), avantgarde improv, cold blooded electronic noises and feedback, sounds of breath and saliva, pitches smaller than the distance between two keys on the piano, strange meters and odd tempos, plus – when the time is right – sincere and singable melodies that move the heart. His collaboration will form the second half of the performance.
Ivor Kallin, viola (and whisk in groups). Ivor has been on the improvised scene for over 30 years and is a veteran in creating rich tapestries of sonic delight. Ivor has the ability to draw you into one note and massage you with its single tone and multiple harmonics. He performs regularly with Barrel and London Improvisers Orchestra.
3.30-6.30pm / Entry £5 or donations