The Witch of the Gate 5. Friday 9th March 19:30

              Musician Cos Chapman curates another evening of performers he’ d like to see live…

Doors 7:30 | performances from 8pm | entry £5

THAT! Ensemble
Directed by Kate Smith, THAT! creates new compositions in space by combining improvised voice and movement. Based on the precepts of her research, The Embodied Voice, Kate utilizes frameworks and rules for developing performances that tread the line between theatre, music and dance. Her work privileges the individuality of each singer, leading to dynamic, relational performances full of humanity, humor and honesty. THAT! Ensemble’s performances have been described by audience members as “joyous, holistic, thorough”, and “instinctual, animal, free…” They have played at the Barbican’s Dialogue Festival, Barbican’s Curious Unfinished, and Milton Court’s Studio Theatre.

Rotten Bliss
Rotten Bliss is the hypnotic, violent, warm and weird visions of London based art rock cellist and vocalist Jasmine Pender.

Dystopian harbours, amorous fishes and nightwatchmen inspire songs that combine drone, weird folk, art rock, sound art and noise, with traces of Laurie Anderson, Nico and Arthur Russell.

Jasmine’s voice, at times processed into fearsomely dissonant chords and at other times completely unamplified, is backed by brutally bare cello noir bass riffs, appearing from and disappearing into layers of exploratory cello noise, creating a fiercely intimate, seasick and transcendent performance.

Bettina Schroeder
Bettina Schroeder manipulates sound on the electric Ukulele, pushing boundaries and definitions of conventional music. Her approach incorporates distinctive and unorthodox ingredients to create music without rules, beyond logic. Recently Bettina has joined re-formed group The Beach Bullies (check it out: LP/CD/download) and in 2017 The Containers. Thanks to Manufactured Recordings of Brooklyn, NY, ‘Self-Contained’ by the Containers will be released on June 16th. She frequently plays at SKRONK, a regular live event and label for improvising performers, who create brand new music through on-the-spot collaboration and improvisation. Since 2012 Bettina is a member of the Jerico Orchestra, a unique group that explores the relationship between improvised music and visual art.

Rockinghorse is an improvisation project from Sofia Figueiredo and Cos Chapman inspired by Music Tech Fest, using found and re-purposed objects.

Sofia and Cos first met in December 2013 when they both took part in “The Waiting” at The Hundred Years Gallery. An event mixing Live Electronics, Installation, Dance and Performance Art. The following year they collaborated again and went on to form Rockinghorse – taking their work to MTFBerlin in 2016 and continuing to perform around London including at The Hundred Years Gallery and New River Studios.

Jo Fisher Roberts
Presenting animations with performance and storytelling…


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