Music : What-If… (AKA Chris Killick), Steve Beresford & Faradena Afifi. Saturday 7th May 19:30

‘Whilst turning in old analogue radios, I was made aware of how white noise could be used for a different sound source. Frequencies, especially when they are of a radio station has a different dimension to your listening experience

‘My interests in experimental sound making, arises from going around and saying ‘what if’. I found cooking implements such as pans and wooden spoons can produce interesting sounds. If I am in a cooking shop with pans, I tend to explore what they sound like.

‘Combining radios with cooking implements can result with innovative and original ways of using these mundane household objects.” What-If

Doors 7pm | music 8pm | entry £8 cash (£5 concession)

Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Alterations (with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack).He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials. Steve has worked with Christian Marclay on numerous Marclay mixed media pieces. He has also worked with The Slits, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Tania Chen, Ray Davies, Mandhira De Saram, The Flying Lizards, Zeena Parkins, Satoko Fukuda, The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Ilan Volkov, Rachel Musson, Vic Reeves, Sarah Gail Brand, Lore Lixenberg and others. Beresford has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, free-improviser, composer and producer, and was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.

Faradena Afifi– bowed string instruments, movement and voice
Curator of ‘The Noisy Women Presents’ Fara is a community musician, a busker and folk musician.  She started performing improvised gigs during lockdown 2020.  As a result of jamming online with Maggie Nicols, who introduced her to the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) and the Improvising Ensemble (IE). From then she performed with GIO, London Improvisers Orchestra and as part of Maggie Nicols’ ‘Creative Liberation Orchestra’ in Stockholm. She plays in duos with Banjo Nick Rambles, Maggie Nicols and Steve Beresford. And in the trio, The Noisy Women, with Marion Treby (piano) and Gwendolyn Kassenaar (Art).

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