Experimental music group OUT-TAKE Ensemble make their debut appearance in Bristol, presenting highlights from previous concert programmes they have performed in other cities, alongside exciting new repertoire.
Expect facial contortions, synchronised head banging, drum stick choreography, musical games, sine tone worship and aleatoric melodies.
FREE ENTRY, but donations towards the musicians’ travel expenses much appreciated.
Carolyn Chen: Adagio – Performers contort their faces into various bizarre expressions to convey the inner emotional journey of listening to a Bruckner symphony.
Ben Jameson: Silent Doom Disco – A celebration of the (apparently) ‘non-musical’ aspects of heavy metal performance.
John Cage: Cheap Imitation (excerpt) – An homage to Erik Satie, composed to the same rhythmic structure as the French composer’s 'Socrate', using chance procedures to generate the pitch materials.
Harry Matthews: actively listening to me – The composer sets up a musical ‘game’, in which the performers must react to each other’s playing, producing different results in each performance.
Alexander Glyde-Bates: Snare Dance – An investigation of the bolero dance, through the use of percussion, choreography and the occasional bit of singing.
Alexandra Spence: humming, to fade – In the composer's words, this new piece for synthesiser, electric guitar and sine tones 'considers the score as a way to illuminate the interactions between sound, spaces and bodies'.