This is a gig for performance, music, improvisation.
It is a space that people are allowed to :
be with invisible things
feel body and feelings
confirm that something in spirit is still alive
exist in an alternative way (musical, spontaneous )
be with different metrics
do pointless things
‘Wind is a movement invisible to the eye. But when the wind moves, it acts on everything in its way and, by moving these, conveys to the naked eye the fact that it is in motion. When the wind blows through a pine wood, the pine wind raises a mysterious sound’. Tatsuhiko Yokoo
Anne Bean: ‘Reading Anne Bean’s CV is like following a continuous performance, a continuous response to the world….. a “magification” of the world. The panoply of places she has worked, times of the day or night, interiors, exteriors seasons, publics, materials, concepts, tools, is astonishing: all shifting but all attuned to unique situations’ Autobituary catalogue
‘Her performance was carried out with irresistible conviction and honesty without reserve, temporarily closing the performer/audience gap to a millimeter breadth. I was riveted and so was almost everyone else’.
Ben Higham is a trumpeter, tuba player and composer from Norwich. He leads ‘Monk Inc’ (a piano-less quintet playing the music of Thelonious Monk) and ‘The Brass Monkeys’ (a bigger improvising brass group from Norwich). He also plays in ‘Arthur’ (a trio of saxophone, tuba and drums, initially inspired by Arthur Blythe’s trio of the same line-up), ‘some things’ (trumpet duo from Norwich) and ‘Moxy Garbanzo’ (an eclectic and eccentric Balkan folk quartet). Ben founded and was director of Community Music East for 25 years, and also played in some of the drummer John Stevens’ adventurous projects, including ‘Fast Colour’, with Annie Whitehead, Evan Parker and Dudu Pukwana. In 1985, Ben formed ‘Parellel’, including trombonist Paul Rutherford and saxophonist Courtney Pine. He also plays with the People Band’s extended line-up.
Clive Bell is a musician with a specialist interest in the shakuhachi, khene (Thai mouth organ) and other East Asian wind instruments. He has travelled extensively in Japan (where he studied shakuhachi with the master Kohachiro Miyata), Thailand, Laos and Bali, researching music and meeting local practitioners. Recently he has worked with Jah Wobble, David Sylvian, Kazuko Hohki, David Toop, Complicite Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC Singers, trumpeter Matthew Halsall, Sylvia Hallett, Karl Jenkins, Okeanos, Jochen Irmler of Faust, jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima and The Whalley Range All Stars (street theatre). Based in London, he writes regularly for the music monthly The Wire.
Elena Colman works in sculpture, writing and performance; attempting to reconcile the very big and the very small; the ridiculous and the sublime. The Wonder of the Universe and the slapstick inconveniences of everyday life. Her work fetishises the made, is grounded in the labour intensive process of its creation and the accidents and surprises that arise though this mode of working. She would like to think that there are multiple universes in which each work exists in an entirely different form.
Glasseye Daisy Killer are a duo from Norwich and London. They have performed various site-specific performances, including by canals, in parks, and in shopping centres. They are Chris Dowding (trumpet & electronics) and Mirei Yazawa (dancing). Chris is the trumpeter with Natural Causes and Rude 2.0 (with trombonist Annie Whitehead), and Mirei is an experienced improvising dancer and an artist who explores memory within body and the movement. She has studied fine art, trained Butoh and BodyWeather.
Doors 3:30 | performance begins 4pm | entry £5/donations
Glasseye Daisy Killer