Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as THE SEEN since 2001. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, THE SEEN never stays static.
Embarking on it’s first ever residency at the gallery, hear THE SEEN’s music develop over a four month period, shifting performance to performance, each one sounding different to the last.
The SEEN / Friday 18th May :
Phil Durrant : modular synth, objects
Phil Julian : electronics
Yoni Silver : bass clarinet
Alice Eldridge : cello
Rachel Musson : saxophone
Jennifer Allum : violin
Daniel Thompson : guitar
Mark Wastell : tam tam
Jacques Demierre & Anouck Genthon Duo
Jacques Demierre : voice
Anouck Genthon : violin
Jacques Demierre and Anouck Genthon’s duo work is poetic and musical. They perform pieces influenced by European experimental sound poetry and by the vocal and instrumental poetic tuareg tradition. Both voice and violin draw on the poetic expression of speech and on the sung poetry with the accompaniment of the anzad ( tuareg one string fiddle from the Niger ). Together they play a heterophonic soundscape of voice and strings, an intense and clear interweaving verbal and musical stuff, where sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants trace their own way.
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5