William Blake Celebration w/ Lo-fi Improv Music Ens. + Sue Lynch

IKLECTIK presents,

William Blake Celebration with Lo-fi Improvised Music Ensemble + Sue Lynch solo

Monday 21 November 2022 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm
Our Kiosk is open from 4pm

Tickets: £8.50 https://buytickets.at/iklectik/774622

William and Catherine Blake lived in Hercules Road – a stone’s throw from IKLECTIK – between 1791 and 1800. November is Blake’s birthday month and to mark this the Lo-fi Ensemble will present an evening of music and visuals responding to Blake’s life and work conceived by Freland Green. The Lo-fi Improvised Music workshops were set up a year ago and players have worked with the ideas from John Stevens book Search and Reflect and are excited to perform this new piece which has developed from the workshop sessions. Some of Blake’s texts written while he lived close to IKLECTIK and his images will be used as a score to guide the ensemble performance.

Sue Lynch says: Threads of William Blake’s poetry and illustrations echo through my life from my Dad’s new hi-fi system in the 1970’s, playing ‘The Sick Rose’, with Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten. I hear Phil Minton singing Westbrook’s version of ‘Did Those Feet In Ancient Times’, as I cycle towards Iklectik, underneath the arches and sense a spiritual beauty of Blake’s images shining from the mosaics, created by Southbank Mosaics.

With dance performances by Kalina Petrova and Aleksandar Isailovic from the London Butoh Dance Company.

Blake sources:
“Blake: Complete Writings, with Variant Readings” Ed. Geoffrey Keynes (Oxford U.P. 1957, 4th ed, 1972)

David V. Erdman:
“Blake – Prophet Against Empire” (Dover 1954, 3rd ed.1977)

“The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman, Soldier & Author 1744-1797” Ed. Stanbury Thompson (The Mitre Press 1962)

Sue Lynch

Photo by Chris Freeman

Sue Lynch Tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute and composition. Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman and Adrian Northover. Performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Anna Homler, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal , Daniel Thompson, John Edwards and Nathan Moore. Currently performs with the Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’, an electro acoustic ensemble, featuring women improvisers, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Music &Word Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and, Tusk Festival and Guess Who Festival with The Scorpios. Solo performance at Pied Nu Festival, Le Havre 2019. Recent releases with FMR records with ‘Dial’, a quartet featuring, Sue Lynch, Dawid Frydyk, John Edwards and Dave Fowler and ‘Secant/Tangent’ (dxdy recordings) with Crystabel Riley and Nathan Moore.