It’s a freezing November evening. Steve Beresford and I are precariously carrying a suitcase of instruments aboard a concert venue bobbing on the Thames. We’re here for Boat Ting, a monthly evening of improvised and experimental music and poetry, before Beresford jets off for more gigs in Prague and Utrecht. With a career spanning almost 50 years and credits on over 130 records, Beresford is one of the key players on the British Free Improvisation scene.
On November 28, London’s 93 feet east will be hosting the Chicago experimental performance collective Mocrep, in an event that brings together new work by Mocrep and Bastard Assignments as a double bill. The evening will feature 4 new collaborative pieces by artists from each group. We have a limited number of complimentary tickets to give away. If you would like to grab one, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest.
As we entered the dimly-lit theatre, the shadows of five vast water tanks reminded me of Frankenstein’s laboratory. We were here for ‘Aquasonic’, part of Glasgow’s Sonica festival, showcasing ‘sonic art for the visually minded’, and, in the gloom, members of the audience muttered about the ‘creepiness’ of the set-up, emphasised further by the watery reflections on the stage floor. Faint outlines of human bodies gently floated inside the murky tanks.
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Selecting a term
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