Call and Response: Beresford / Pestova Bennett

IKLECTIK presents,

Call and Response: Beresford / Pestova Bennett

Tuesday 25 October 2022 | Doors: 8pm | Start: 8:30pm

Our outdoor Kiosk will be open from 6pm

Tickets: £10.50 Advance / £13 OTD

Steve Beresford and Xenia Pestova Bennett do battle with two pianos, toys and electronics.
The performance will feature solo and duo works by Xenia Pestova Bennett and Steve Beresford, including excerpts from “Call and Response” by Steve Beresford and Christian Marclay and “Ice Creek” by Gayle Young.”

Xenia Pestova Bennett

Xenia Pestova Bennett is a pianist, improviser, composer and educator. Her recordings are available on Diatribe, Farpoint, Ergodos, Innova, Naxos, NMC and TakuRoku. Her musical offerings have been described as “a pinch of Edgar Froese, a splash of David Borden” (Jennifer Lucy Allan: “A Short Personal History of TakuRoku), “enchanting” (Whole Note), “boldly conceived and brilliantly realised” (The Wire), “problematic… disjointed” (The Journal of Music), “a triumph” (All About Jazz), a “big problem” (Boring Like a Drill), “amazing” (Classical Explorer), “intoxicating” (RTE Lyric FM), “melancholy” (The Quietus), “irradiated” (BBC Radio 3) and “too much Bach” (The Irish Times).

Steve Beresford

Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Alterations (with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack).
He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials. He was part of the editorial teams of Musics and Collusion magazines, writes about music in various contexts and was a senior lecturer in music at the University of Westminster. With Blanca Regina, he is part of Unpredictable Series, which produces events and sound and video recordings of experimental music and art.