Nth Tangent Neurodiversity Ensemble pres. ‘An Adventure with a Ball Pool’

IKLECTIK presents,

Nth Tangent Neurodiversity Ensemble present ‘An Adventure with a Ball Pool’

Tuesday 31 January 2023 | Doors: 8pm | Start: 8:30pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.

Tickets: £8.50 Advance / £10.50 OTD https://link.dice.fm/S3e0a28e3d92

Nth Tangent are an ensemble of neurodiverse musicians who have been awarded funding from the Arts Council to research how play, social connection, movement, interaction with nature and meditation (techniques that are well researched in their capacity to calm the nervous system) can be diversified and explored as modes of making. This multi-sensory performance will show the beauty and originality of neurodiverse voices with audio-visual pieces and a series of works that invite audiences to consider the spectrum of human experience through interactions with an illuminated ball-pool.

Adventures with a Ball Pool: Performed by Nth Tangent around an illuminated ball pool with stereo electronics tracks.

Drop the Ball – Geoffa Fells and Sara Morris
This is – Co-composed
Walls – co-composed
Globoid Adventures – co-composed
Recollections – Vicky Richmond
Ben Sen – Öztan Aydin-Corbett
The Ball Pool is a Pond (If Each Loch) – Geoffa Fells

Nth Tangent Neurodiverse Ensemble:
Vicky Richmond – Oboe
Gustavo CM – Clarinet
Sara Morris – Sound Artist
Geoffa Fells – Voic
Öztan Aydın-Corbett – Voice

Geoffa Fells

Geoffa is a composer, visual artist, PhD researcher and graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Geoffa’s art reflects a state of co-authorship because they have DID, a dissociative disorder where different parts of their identity are in control at different times, each with their own memories, patterns of thinking, ages and genders. In 2022, Geoffa was one of 6 Guildhall graduates to be awarded the Futures Fund for their project ‘Grounded Creation’ about composition, co-regulation and feeling safe and most recently, Geoffa has been awarded a substantial Arts Council award to extend this project through a series of compositions with their neurodiversity ensemble ‘Nth Tangent’.

Gustavo CM

Graduate of the GSMD, Gustavo has studied under Iain Ballamy, Stuart Hall and Gareth Lockrane and has performed at the Tower of London with jazz legend Wynton Marsalisand his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as well as appearing on stage with musicians as disparate as Steve Reich and Arun Ghosh, and London luminaries ranging from old-school jazzer Laurie Morgan to mould-breaking Radio3 star Shabaka Hutchings of Sonsof Kemet fame. His work has included studio sessions, tours in the UK and abroad, multi-media performance art projects, a wide variety of live events and EP recordings with some very disparate bands including Topol’ana, Odd Unit and Cardboard Wolf. Most recently he has worked alongside Palestinian oud virtuoso Saied Silbak, bandleader and Early Jazz expert Ewan Bleach as well as recording with Mathew Reed, Louise Balkwilland Giles Thornton.

Öztan Aydın-Corbett

Öztan is a London based, Irish-Turkish poet, musician and facilitator. Known by other guises, he can be found overtone singing, scribbling down bars (rhymes),monologuing and improvising in urban environments such as around water, in tunnels, or on a local old railway track.He studied at Goldsmiths College and at the Guildhall School of Music andDrama. His work draws from lived experience as a survivor and is concerned with voice, wellbeing and youth.  My dream is to tell how we rewrite our stories.

Vicky Richmond

Vicky Richmond is an oboist, pianist, composer and community music practitioner who studied with John Anderson, Gareth Hulse and Olivier Stankiewicz at theRoyal College of Music. As a member of Paraorchestra, she has performed a wide variety of works with them for their Sky Arts Documentary Re-inventing the Orchestra with Charles Hazlewood. She has also performed with the RCM Philharmonic and SymphonyOrchestras and is delighted to be a member of Nth Tangent Neurodiversity Ensemble.Vicky has always been pleased to share her love of music and regularly engages in outreach projects in schools and care homes.

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