Freedom of Movement Festival
By ‘Unfinished’, with Angharad Davies, Bashir Saade, Bennett Hogg, Claudia Molitor, Eugene Skeef, Steve Beresford and postgraduate artists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Recent political events have served to highlight the fact that borders and freedoms are critically important issues. The Freedom of Movement Festival is a series of events and gatherings bringing together artists and thinkers to consider the significance and problematics of ‘freedom’ from artistic and social perspectives. New performance pieces, improvisations and talks will explore a range of interrelationships across geographical freedom of movement, artistic freedom and freedom of expression. The festival will focus on the medium of sound and its capacity to disrupt, permeate or circumvent perceived boundaries and norms. Events will include improvisations, performances of open or text scores, conference performance/presentations and text readings.
Unfinished is a curatorial project by Nell Catchpole and Jan Hendrickse which seeks to explore the boundaries between artist/audience and the artistic/everyday through an ongoing series of open events, performances and publications.
Unfinished aims to generate curiosity, action and renewal.
Throughout the week, new works will be created and performed by postgraduate artists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama alongside guest artists and presenters.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FESTIVAL 2: RESISTANCE
Thursday 14 March – 7.00pm doors / 7.30pm start |
The second event in the series presents a series of new works with guest artist Angharad Davies. Permeability and resistance are properties of a cell membrane, and in the second of the freedom of movement events the artists have created a series of new performance works that explore the idea of Resistance.
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance. Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Apartment House, Cranc, Common Objects, Richard Dawson’s band and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Jack McNamara, Eliane Radigue, Roberta Jean and J.G.Thirlwell. She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords. Her album Ffansion | Fancies was voted in the top 12 albums for Radio 3’s Late Junction. With the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation she will present a 3 Day residency at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London 22- 24th March 2019.
Artists participating in the festival include
Beatriz Ana Rola
Da Hye Clara Yang
Miguel Morgado Picciochi