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Monday, 16 July 2018 09:35

Elephant in the room

Blank Canvas presents an evening of free improvised music featuring  Elephant In The Room and The Blank Canvas Octet on Sunday 30th September, 8.00 pm, £5.00

Published in Blank Canvas
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:16

Charles Heyward, Third City

A true legend of the British avant-garde,

Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:49

Murmurists 'Poor vs Poor'

Saturday, June 9th 2018 5 pm Free Entry
St Peter's Arts Centre, Preston PR1 7BX

 

Murmurists will premiere Anthony Donovan's 'Poor vs Poor'; a one-hour continuous piece involving everything from spoken word, contemporary dance, Free Jazz and Black Metal, to comedy, film and theatrics - as much akin to the spite of Spitting Image as to that of Pinter, Laing and Artaud, as much about the aesthetics of protest as about the ideas of Xenakis, Cage and Brecht.

 

All being well, this will happen .... Art now, for Murmurists, has to be lethally expressive of, and get down into, narrative - and, moreover, this narrative: the survival narrative. It has to soil itself to bits in and for the struggle. It has to attempt to join the solution, by climbing off its sticky white walls, away from mainstream value and its exotic esoterica and its language of willful obfuscation, money-maths and nihilism. It has to get transmitted. Adorno was right; dead right. But he's dead anyway. Stone dead. Pig ignorant dead. Porno Adorno dead. Pushing up the daisies dead. Art after Adorno dead. There's nothing he can do about it; not at fiery Fahrenheit 452. Richard Dawkins is dead, too; Dawkins dead; Dawkins death-ray dead, with a split-lip and black eyes, and headphones over cauliflower-ears, with GITMO Death Metal spewing out, over and over, every day another barricade. Art has to be relentless in ways it doesn't like. It has to be its own hostage to fortune.

 

Come join the 100. 

Support will come from a series of small group improv sets by members of Murmurists.  

Full 100-strong line-up will be revealed end of March 2018

 



Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:14

Jazz special at the Queen's Head

Coltrane Dedication ***** Jazz Special *****

Published in Wales events archive
Saturday, 02 June 2018 13:42

NAWR Anois: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh,

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh “the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad”

Published in Wales events archive
Monday, 02 April 2018 06:18

Site registration process

Improvisers' Networks site, how to register

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:37

Blank Canvas Octet July concert

 The Blank Canvas Octet July Concert featuring Hedge & The Blank Canvas Octet

Published in Blank Canvas events
Monday, 23 April 2018 17:34

From a whisper to a response

 

2008 -  featuring Phil Morton, Maggie Nicols, Steve Lewis, Anne Marie Howard, Julie Borkwood, Nicky Graves, Penelopy Xerri, Sarah Hymas and Xavier Bosch.

April 5th 2008 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library.

The venue is a whispering gallery, as can be heard.
Try listening with headphones.
The ticking of the clock, some 10 metres away from the microphone is present throughout.

This clip is a bit long, but there are some standout moments of beauty in hear, the performance follows its title, or am I just being nostalgic?

source file - Whisper Picton Minidisk Tr06

 

 

Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:56

Steve Boyland & MIO for some time nothing

Steve Boyland and The Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra, For Some Time, Nothing. 1st November 2018, 7.30pm. The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool.

Published in Merseyside
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:03

A Listener's Guide To Free Improvisation

A Listener's Guide To Free Improvisation 

Published in books
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Made In Wales