Sunday 17 June 2018, 7.30pm
The duo of writer, poet and artist Anne-James Chaton and The Ex's Andy Moor produce a sound where poetry and guitar combine in explorations of thematic axes. With their project ‘Heretics’, they revive obscure, violent, erotic passions; summoning the great figures of their personal mythologies. In the company of Caravaggio, Marquis de Sade, William Burroughs and figures such as Jose Mujica, the duo immerses the listener in another world history peopled by radical thinkers.
‘Heretics’ pays homage to those heroes who have used transgression and excess as a necessary means for creation. In this new album, recorded live at the Carreau du Temple in Paris on the occasion of Périphérie du 35e Marché de la Poésie (2017), Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor deliver a radical work at the confines of literary and musical creation.
Tonight they celebrate the release of new CD “Tout ce que je sais” on Unsounds:
Andy Moor (born 1962) is an experimental musician, best known as the guitarist of the UK band Dog Faced Hermans and the Dutch punk collective The Ex. He was also a founding member of Kletka Red and along with Isabelle Vigier and Yannis Kyriakides created the experimental music label Unsounds. Moor was born in London, England. He began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland, playing guitar with the band Dog Faced Hermans, a group that mixed post punk with traditional music and improvisations.
In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. Moor is featured in the 2008 film "Roll Up Your Sleeves", directed by Dylan Haskins. He regularly collaborates with composer Yannis Kyriakides. His latest projects include Lean Left - a quartet with Ken Vandermark, Terrie Hessels and Paal Nilssen-Love, and duos with Anne James Chaton and DJ /rupture and Colin Mclean and Christine Sehnaoui. Moor continues to be a full-time member of The Ex.
Anne-James Chaton is a writer, poet and artist living in Paris. He explores the relations between spoken words & music, both in concert situation and on recordings.
“One of the most enigmatic voices in spoken word.” – The Quietus
Jenna Collins is an artist based in London who works with video, text and music. She makes works about narrative and filmmaking that are by turns dark, funny, deadpan and surreal. Born in London in 1973 she moved to Manchester in the early 90’s, experimenting with the creative potential of computers and the internet with the group IDEA, returning to London in 2006 to undertake MA and PhD/doctoral studies at Goldsmiths and Kingston School of Art.
Collins frequently works in collaboration; with artist and musician Paul Carr (performances at art Camden Arts Centre 2014, and Modern Art Oxford 2015); with artist Rachel Cattle (performances include the ICA 2016); with sound collective Erinyes (performances include Deptford X 2016 and the RCA 2017); with We Are Publication collective (includes broadcasts on Resonance FM 2015); and with artist Alice Rekab (exhibition and performance at Five Years Gallery and forthcoming performance at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston). Her solo video and sound works have been exhibited and screened widely including Quick Millions, London; Case Victor Hugo, Havana, Cuba, and the 59th London International Film Festival, with works for radio broadcast on Radiophrenia FM Glasgow, and Radio Quancitca, Lisbon, Portugal.