Music : Neil Luck, Chihiro Ono, Benedict Taylor & Matt Rogers: A Menagerie. Wednesday 17th May 19:30

A Menagerie : 3 overlapping groups of strange Fauna, Flora, Fictions, and Fiddles : Neil Luck, Chihiro Ono, Benedict Taylor & Matt Rogers : open scores, improvisation, acoustic instruments with electronics.

Doors 7pm | music 8pm | £8 cash / £6 students

Something Puffs (Matt Rogers / Benedict Taylor)
The Something Puffs are a band that smashes together punk, prog, improv and classical attitudes to make a music that’s been described as a ‘push and pull between the heart and the head, mess and maze, everything you thought it could be and everything it could be’. In this set a scaled-down Puffs present a chaotic orrery of text and music collaged from the deluge of materials coughed up like a hairball in the process of songwriting.

Neil Luck / Chihiro Ono / Benedict Taylor
An acoustic trio of strings and leaves. Two string playing behemoths Ono and Taylor are joined by Luck playing a menagerie of foliage as chaotic noise generators.

RCM Experimental Group
Advanced performance students from the Royal College of Music, led by Neil Luck, present works for ensemble.

Neil Luck is a composer, performer and director based in London. His work takes a range of forms from music-theatre, to concert works, radio, public projects and recordings. He is the founder and director of the music-theatre ensemble ARCO, and a co-founder of artist cooperative squib-box. Independently, he has also worked with and written for people and ensembles in the UK and abroad, and presented work at music venues, festivals and galleries internationally including the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, MATA Festival (NYC), Tate Britain, Tate Modern, BBC Proms, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), in Vilnius and Aarhus Capital of Culture festivals, and the Tokyo Experimental Festival.
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