Resonance FM All-Star Avant-Gala
Wednesday 12 February – doors 7.30 until 11.30pm | £10 / £6 (students, concessions) |BUY TICKETS
A benefit for Resonance FM as part of our Annual Fundraiser. A host of astonishing musicians come together for our annual extravaganza from beyond the borders of the avant garde. Featuring Brigitte Hart, Langham Research Centre, Rie Nakajima & Ken Ikeda, Chihiro Ono, Jennifer Walshe & Panos Ghikas, Veryan Weston & Hannah Marshall Lepke B. and more!
Langham Research Centre work with obsolete equipment including tape recorders, gramophone cartridges and sine wave oscillators, to perform authentic versions of 20th century classic electronic repertoire by John Cage, Alvin Lucier and others, and to compose their own new music – most recently “Gateshead Multi-storey Car Park 2018” (on Econore), a piece made entirely from sounds of the car park famously featured in the 1971 movie “Get Carter.”
Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. Her frequent collaborators includes David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, David Toop and Akira Sakata. In 2014 she received the Art Foundation Award for Experimental Music.
Violinist Chihiro Ono’s repertoire ranges across Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Experimental Music/Theatre, Performing Art, Improvisation, Noise, and Sound Art. She also feels strongly connected with Japanese traditional music, sounds and theatre. “Why music? Because music teaches us everything.”
Accurately described as “the most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times), Jennifer Walshe is currently Professor of Experimental Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart. Her most recent projects in a restlessly prolific career include “Time Time Time,” an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton; and the orchestral work, “The Site of an Investigation.”
Pianist Veryan Weston is one of the country’s leading improvisers, notably collaborating with the likes of Jon Rose, Trevor Watts, Phil Minton and the late Lol Coxhill. Veryan is also a composer and arranger, working in numerous ensemble contexts, ranging from chamber choir to post-rock and beyond.
PLUS special guests to be confirmed!