Tantrum Experimental Music Series: Wojciech Rusin & more

IKLECTIK presents,

Tantrum Experimental Music Series // ( Wojciech Rusin // Anat Ben-David // Lola de la Mata // Lara Agar)

Thursday 1 June 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | First Act: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.

Tickets: £10 Advance / £7 Concessions / £14 OTD https://link.dice.fm/Peddbee702e9

Tantrum experimental music series brings together these wonderful artists for a night to celebrate raw material, joy and risks in brand new experimental and contemporary music making.

Wojciech Rusin

Photo by Ellen Wilkinson

Wojciech Rusin is a Polish-born audio visual artist based in London. He draws inspiration from alchemical and gnostic texts, early renaissance choral music and Eastern European mythologies. He released Syphon LP on ad93 in 2022 and The Funnel LP on Akashic Records in April 2019. He designs and makes 3D-printed reed instruments, reworking ancient designs with contemporary 3D modelling technologies. In 2020 he released Meat for the Guard Dogs on Cafe OTO’s Takuroku digital imprint, and the Rufus Orbis cassette for Boomkat Editions / Documenting Sound series. His music has been featured on BBC Four and he has worked for The National Theatre and The Southbank Centre.

Anat Ben-David

Photo by Dan Keens

Dr Anat Ben-David explores the freedom of live improvisation combined with traditional musical composition. Her collaborative and solo work is founded in experimental methodologies. With six solo albums Anat defies the semantics of the word ‘album’, reconfiguring the word to take on a truly interdisciplinary meaning. Anat’s background in the school of Visual Theatre, and as a member of electro–punk band Chicks On Speed, has led to projects such as Kairos OperaArt (2017) where live electronic-processing meets classical instrumentation in a fusion of musical genres. In her doctoral research Oscillation and Disturbance in the OpeRaArt (Kingston University, 2015) Ben David uses the term ‘OpeRaArt’ to explain her process of working as a constant oscillation between the systems involved.

Lara Agar

Photo by Freddie Bell

Lara’s work is rooted in contemporary classical and experimental music making, writing for acoustic instruments and often blending electronics, found sounds and sampling. Lara is a frequent collaborator in cross discipline art, most notably dance. Lara’s interests lie in the accidental, the found, indeterminacy, messiness of stuff and collaborative music making. Lara has recently worked with Juliet Fraser + Mark Knoop, the LSO, the Plus Minus Ensemble, EXAUDI and Quatuor Bozzini in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Sadler’s Wells and at festivals such as Music We’d Like to Hear, Oxford Lieder Festival. Lara was a Junior Fellow (2019/2020) at the Guildhall School, having studied with Paul Newland, Cassandra Miller and Laurence Crane. Lara was nominated for an Ivor Novello award in 2022.

Jack Elliot Barton & Isaac Robertson

Isaac Robertson and Jack Elliot Barton each grew their roots independently in the Hertfordshire hills, but their collaborative journey began in the melting pot of the country’s capital. Through collaboration in a range of ensembles on the London jazz circuit, including the quartet Nonstatic, the two have honed a shared sensitivity when embarking on spontaneous musical voyages. Taking the saxophone and keyboard as their point of departure, they navigate a shared fascination for lesser trodden sonic territories, blending received wisdom from a diverse span of improvisation traditions and sound art practices.

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