MIGA Album Launch
Sat 30 Sep 8PM | £10 door / £7 adv – BUY TICKETS
Unpredictable Series presents an album launch by LEAFCUTTER JOHN and BLANCA REGINA at IKLECTIK on Saturday the 30th of September 2017.
Recorded at Sonic Waterloo festival at IKLECTIK in July, the album – ‘MIGA’ – is released by Unpredictable, digitally and in an edition of just 50 on pen drive.
Opening the evening at 8.30, Steve Beresford will play a solo with piano and electronics.
“Leafcutter” John Burton originally studied Painting at Norwich School of Art and Design. His first recordings reached the offices of Planet Mu Records in 1999 where its founder and Aphex Twin collaborator Mike Paradinas encouraged John’s more experimental efforts. Working with Planet Mu, John released 3 critically acclaimed albums. John is a key member of Polar Bear, a twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated band based in London.
Blanca Regina is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. Her research and practice is heterogeneous, encompassing expanded cinema, free improvisation, graphic and moving image, photography and performance art. She has performed with many artists, including Terry Day, Leafcutter John, Steve Beresford and Matthias Kispert, and curated numerous events and installations. Regina and Beresford have presented a series of exhibitions looking at free improvisation and the art of improvisers in London, engaging audiences with the story of free improvisation in UK and its connections to other art practices.
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years, working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Christian Marclay and Alterations. He has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, composer and producer, and was was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.