Next event

Just to let you know that we have cancelled our event on 28th July. We will resume monthly nights in the Autumn. Happy holidays.

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Next Event Sat 9th June

All the info’s there now for THIS DOESN”T WORK ON PAPER! so try it and see: https://clubintegralnorth.wordpress.com/this-doesnt-work-on-paper-sat-9th-june-2012-2/

 

This Doesn’t Work on Paper.

Next event at Miller’s Yard:
Sat 9th June
Cape Town’s Inclementine, Japan’s Atsuko Kamura, Steve Reich’s ‘Vermont Counterpoint’ realised on recorders and tape by Charlotte Pugh and Jon Hughes, and Graham Dowdall/Gagarin (former John Cale and Nico drummer)
CLICK here for more details.

videos of ‘Music to Hear and See’

click here to see some footage from our event at Millers Yard, York on 28th April 2012.

 

Thanks!

The best night! A huge thank-you to Mathilde, Peyee Chen, Mick Lynch,Theo Burt, Tim Wright and James Whittle for brilliant performances and special mention to Nora, Jill, Michael, Chris and Phil for helping us to run things and to Dylan for his support on all fronts.

Thanks to everyone who came – the place was bursting at the seams and this is what made the night feel so important. When you have great things to show you need great people to show them to so thanks again. We want to keep this thing going so if you came and you want to keep informed of things in the future follow this blog or send us your e-mail and we’ll keep you posted.

We’re away for the next few days, but we’ll be posting some footage of the night when we’re back. If anyone has any photos/videos/recordings we’d love a copy.

NEXT EVENT: Sat 28th April, Millers Yard. food from 7.30pm, performances from 8pm

Music to Hear and See presents acts that combine aural and visual elements in performance.

‘BASTARD STRUCTURES II’ by Theo Burt and Tim Wright
WARNING this work includes strobe lighting!
A new collaboration between artists Tim Wright and Theo Burt, Bastard Structures II uses digital sound linked with geometry and strobe effects projected over a corner to create an intense and perception-distorting show. These digitally projected sonic and visual structures appear to split over the geometry of the room – a strange and confusing exploration of the materiality of sound and light. www.timwrightmusic.com       www.theoburt.com

‘SEE SCORES’ by Peyee Chen (soprano voice) and Mick Lynch (film) – 20th century quirky vocal scores by Berio, Aperghis, Gee, and Pearson, presented as live vocal performance and film so the audience can hear And see them. www.peyeechen.com
www.artlynch.com

‘MATHILDE’ Live improvised dance and music. Interested in glimpsing the creative process in action, in observing dance and music invented on the spot? Mathilde are five professionals, two musicians [Seth (double bass) and Ollie (bass clarinet)] and three dancers [Mathilde, Rachel and Marie] making decisions in real time. The performers meet in the space and spontaneous interactions occur. Like pearls on a string, one idea generates the next and is expressed in movement, sound and play. No performance is the same. Every audience is invited to experience ‘first encounters’ with Mathilde themselves.”

Marie’s description of Mathilde on their blog (http://mathildedance.blogspot.co.uk)

We have commissioned a new interactive music theatre work from JAMES WHITTLE, which will be performed in the intimate space above the café during the breaks. He will be inviting 10-15 of you at a time to its repeated performances. www.james-whittle.co.uk

£5 on the door includes freshly made dal and rice
food from 7.30pm music from 8pm


Here is some detailed information about the performances:

 

‘BASTARD STRUCTURES II’ by Theo Burt and Tim Wright 

WARNING this work includes strobe lighting!

A new collaboration between artists Tim Wright and Theo Burt, Bastard Structures II uses digital sound linked with geometry and strobe effects projected over a corner to create an intense and perception-distorting show. These digitally projected sonic and visual structures appear to split over the geometry of the room – a strange and confusing exploration of the materiality of sound and light.

Tim Wright is a musician, composer and video artist based in York, perhaps best known for his experimental electronic music projects released under his own name and the pseudonyms Germ and Tube Jerk. His music has been released on labels including Tresor, Novamute, Sativae, GPR and Mute. He is also a founder member of the band Sand (Soul Jazz Records), and his recent collaboration with Monika Naceva ‘The Sick Rose’, was nominated for a Grammy as best electronic album of 2010 in the Czech Republic.

Tim currently works as a sound engineer and composer with Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara and Karas, having contributed music for installations at the Yokohama Triennale 2008, the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art and the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. In recent years Tim has been exploring generative and algorithimic approaches to composition, including his recent audio-video piece ‘8 switches’, which was released on the label Entr’acte in late 2011.

www.timwrightmusic.com

Theo Burt is a UK-based artist working with computer sound and image, live performance and installation. He has released various sound and music works for The Automatics Group, on labels including Russell Haswell’s Or / Touch and Entr’acte. His ongoing project for The Automatics Group, Summer Mix presents digital transformations of anthemic trance music and was released on Entr’acte in late 2011. “… the way aggressive consumerist melody is condensed down into shards of what sounds like granular synthesis is head- spinning.” – Derek Walmsley, The Wire.

His solo audio-video work concentrates on perceptual relationships between sound and image, setting up tensions between the intelligibility of processes and the intuitive experiencing of their results. His sound and geometry project Colour Projections was released on Entr’acte in 2009, and has been presented internationally, including installations and performances in Diapason, New York, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and Sonar 2011.

www.theoburt.com

‘SEE SCORES’ by Peyee Chen (soprano voice) Mick Lynch (film)

As composers began to explore the possibilities of the voice, from the mid 20th century, they experimented with new ways of translating their music through musical score, often breaking into traditional manuscript notation and infecting it with more graphic and space/time notation.

These visually intriguing scores are usually seen only by the performer. So we have made a collaboration in which Mick Lynch’s specially commissioned film, that will be screened as an integrated part of Peyee’s vocal performance, makes sure the audience will be able to hear AND see the scores.

The performance will include the following works:

Luciano Berio ‘Sequenza III’ for woman’s voice (1965)

Georges Apherghis ‘Récitations’ Nos. 9 and 14, for solo voice (1977-1978)

Erin Gee ‘Mouthpiece II’ for amplified solo voice and two microphones (2002)

Valerie Pearson ‘Poem’ for voice and violin, a setting of Frank O’Hara’s ‘Poem’ about Lana Turner collapsing.

Peyee Chenhttp://peyeechen.com

Peyee Chen

Soprano Peyee Chen (b. Taipei, Taiwan, 1986) received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2008, and her Master of Arts (with distinction) from University of York, UK, in 2010.  She is currently an ad hoc member of the BBC Singers, and a Choral Scholar at Leeds Cathedral.  Performances in the last year include a short at the 2010 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, a solo voice concert on the Late Music Concerts series in York, and a voice and electronics concert at the GEMdays Festival.  She has been featured in the BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Goethe’s Faust, and often sings for BBC Daily Service broadcasts.  Recent projects include Three Voices (Feldman), Sinfonia (Berio), Récitations (Aperghis), Lonh (Saariaho), and En echo (Manoury).

Peyee is a recipient of the Eversley Charitable Trust bursary from Dartington International Summer School.

Mick Lynchhttp://www.artlynch.com/

Michael Lynch, based in York, (UK), is an award-winning artist whose work embraces several different genres, including film, photography, painting, design, music and poetry. Trained as a graphic designer at the York School of Art, he worked for several leading design studios in London before becoming the Editorial Assistant for a daily newspaper. He has designed everything from exhibition posters to a hot-air balloon. His paintings have been exhibited at many leading UK galleries, including the Royal Academy, London.

His series of films/Visuals to accompany live performances of the ECM CD ‘Being Dufay’ by Ambrose Field and John Potter premiered at the Vienna Koncerthaus in 2009. There have since been performances all over the world including: Opera North, Leeds, UK; Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, Italy, Perth International Arts Festival, Australia; Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal; Chicago Early Music Festival, USA. Click here for more information abut the Dufay project.

Michael is currently working on two commissions to create films/visuals for the latest project from Ambrose Field and for the ‘Conductus’ project with Christopher O’Gorman and John Potter.

IMPROVISED MUSIC AND DANCE by Mathilde

Mathilde – Leeds based improvising dancers and musicians

“Interested in glimpsing the creative process in action, in observing dance and music invented on the spot? Mathilde are five professionals, two musicians [Seth (double bass) and Ollie (bass clarinet)] and three dancers [Mathilde, Rachel and Marie] making decisions in real time. The performers meet in the space and spontaneous interactions occur. Like pearls on a string, one idea generates the next and is expressed in movement, sound and play. No performance is the same. Every audience is invited to experience ‘first encounters’ with Mathilde themselves.”

Marie’s description of Mathilde on their blog (http://mathildedance.blogspot.co.uk)

NEW INTERACTIVE WORK by James Whittle

 Be prepared for anything…

James Whiitle graduated from the University of York in 2011, where he has continued his research at  Masters level this year, specialising in Composition with Prof. Roger Marsh. He is developing interests in theatre, the embodiment of conceptual ideas in music, and satire. James is kindly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

For more information about James and for recordings and videos of his work please visit http://www.james-whittle.co.uk

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Giant Steps – thanks and stuff…and here is some footage…

Yep it feels like a while since Giant Steps, but not too late to say another great big thank-you to Roller Trio, Space F!ght, David Breslin and Falco Subbuteo for performing, Rachel, Steffi and Mick, Phil and Will for all the help making the night happen and of course everyone who came to listen.

We’ve finally managed to get a page organised which serves as an archive for the night with lots of audio recordings and a few videos:

click here or go to Past Events/Giant Steps/Audio Visual in the top menu of this page.

Unfortunate, last minute change to the line up for ‘Giant Steps’ due to illness.

We are really sad to say that Wellington Boot have had to pull out of tonight’s gig at the very last minute-within hours. Unfortunately, Sadie has had an infection which has taken a turn for the worse and has had to cancel her appearance tonight. We are, however, fortunate to have David Breslin step in at the last minute. He has been pricking ears in York with his quirky, well crafted songs  covering a whole range of topics from green leafy vegetables to …well…come see. Wellington Boot fans will not be disappointed.

These are David’s own words about himself:

DAVID BRESLIN has frequently been sighted in various folk clubs around York over the past five years, though “folk” appears to be something of a flag of convenience for him. Or a false flag, like a pirate ship sneaking up on its prey disguised as a tea clipper… Musically and lyrically, he strives to cover that elusive territory which lies between Leonard Cohen and Gilbert & Sullivan.

David Breslin: ‘The Dead’ performed live in York 2011
 

‘Giant Steps’ preview no. 3: Space F!ght

SPACE F!GHT

Space F!ght is Tom Adams (Mountaineering Club) on guitar, James Mainwaring (Roller Trio) on sax and Radek Rudnicki  on drum machine, groove box and effects. They mix composed and improvised music using acoustic and electronic instruments which are processed live using analogue effects. It is loop based, driven by micro level grooves and is often on the edge of commercial and contemporary music yet never falling within any of the mainstream genres; it dips into musical styles ranging from atmospheric lounge tracks, to techno, dub, and jazz.

Space F!ght have worked with Jakub Hader who designed audio reactive visuals controlled live with the use of open source software (VVVV). Space F!ght  recently performed with him as a multimedia act on 4 screens and 28 speakers and 4 subwoofers in 3sixty at the Demonstration Room, Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York. You can listen and download their multimedia album here: http://spcfght.bandcamp.com/ and look below to see a short film teaser about their performance: