PARADISE YARD ENSEMBLE
Sunday 8 August 2021 | 8pm (doors 7:30)
Tickets: £7 Advance / £10 General Admission https://buytickets.at/iklectik/550628
Paradise Yard was formed in 2016 by Sue Lynch, after a large ensemble gig at The Horse Improvised Music Club. It is an electro acoustic ensemble, featuring mainly women improvisers, performing at IKLECTIK, Cafe Oto and The ICA. Our past concerts have included dedications to women electronic pioneers including Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram, as well as themed original compositions. This performance will be using texts, scores and improvisations created in 2020/21.
Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet, flutes)
Sharon Gal (voice, objects)
Sue Lynch (tenor sax, clarinet)
Adam Bohman(text, amplified objects)
Sue LynchTenor saxophone, clarinet, flute.
Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman,
Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. Has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Nuria Andorra, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel and Sharon Gal. She currently performs with the Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. Has performed at Tate Modern with artist Tarek Atoui. In 2018, performed at 3 Klange Tag Music &Word Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and,Tusk Festival and Guess Who Festival (Utrecht) with The Scorpios. Solo performance at Pied Nu Festival, Le Havre 2019.
Sharon Gal (Voice / Electronics)
Sharon is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist and composer, specialising in free improvisation and participatory, collaborative compositions.
She performs solo and in many collaborations including, David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Charles Hayward, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben David and Lina Lapelyte.
Past performances include The V&A, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, and Colour out of Space, Supernormal, Supersonic and TUSK festivals.
Sharon’s music was released by many labels, including five solo albums and various collaborations.
Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet/Flute)
Hutch is a composer and musician who is based in the UK. Her most recent film score is for the Canne’s Selected and Bafta nominated feature Limbo https://youtu.be/-pdLSXjEAoc
The film score has been released on Backlot Records. https://backlotmusic.ffm.to/limbo and the film will be in cinema’s July 30th 2021.
A recent release ‘Crunch’ with Sue Lynch and Matt Hutchinson on Empty Birdcage Records. https://emptybirdcagerecords.bandcamp.com
Hutch co-promotes The Horse Improvised Music Club and has performed with Adam Bohman, Steve Noble, Sue Lynch, John Edwards amongst others. Her podcast ‘Improvisor’ is available on Amazon/Audible and iTunes and features conversations and music.
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and improviser with an interest in intuition and its positive/negative potential. In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. She has performed extensively both solo and with a variety of acts including recurring appearances with the A Band, Paradise Yard, Unknown Devices, and alongside members of Arco.
She has also created performance scores: most notably for Ingrid Plum’s project Taut, as well as performing Stillness, her own sound art composition for two or more theremins and thereminists (in enclosed spaces), at venues including Supernormal 2019.
Her favourite performance was as a member of a specially convened ensemble playing Pauline Oliveros’ “To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation” at the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic event at Tate Modernin 2012. Her last pre-pandemic performance was as a member of Lydia Kavina’s theremin ensemble at the Theremin Centenary Concert with the Loudspeaker Orchestra, St Alfege Church, Greenwich, in February 2020.
This performance will be her first public outing since the pandemic. Greta also has an ultra-lo-fi DIY alter-ego called Modersohn-Becker (https://modersohn-becker.bandcamp.com ) and has been in a long-running noise duo with Smike Anthony Bardwell called Earth Creature.
She has been obsessed with the improvising group Alterations for over a decade, to the point her 2011 dissertation was mostly about them, and has as a result (and with much pride) contributed liner notes to their 2016 CD box set. She likes cats and theremins, but not theremin-playing cats.
Adam Bohman ( Text/Amplified Objects)
Performance at ‘Rattling Cages’ with Ilhan Volkov at the Proms, Royal Albert Hall 17th August. Performance with Christian Marclay Tate Modern. The Full of Noises Festival in Barrow in Furness commissioned a new performance in July 2013. Artist film-maker Helen Petts commissioned me to compose original music for her Kurt Schwitters related film “Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing”. Performance at Tate Britain as part of the Schwitters in Britain ‘Late at the Tate’ at which I performed my composition ‘Anna Blume’ in a duo with Steve Beresford.
“Thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England”