Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7.30pm
Elektrick Lycanthrope is a concert of live music, reading and discussion that explores the lycanthropy legend and its cultural influence.
The evening will open with an Opening Ritual by the black metal inspired duo Meltaot – to be followed later by a special performance from Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson, an extended version of the English folk song “Reynardine” where he will be joined by dancer Holly Carlson.
As well as his long tenure with Earth, Dylan Carlson is also involved in his solo project Drcarlsonalbion – that takes the magical tradition of England and the UK as its main influence. His most recent venture was to team up with techno/electronic musician Kevin Martin aka The Bug for a series of live performances. An album of their collaboration, titled Concrete Desert, was released this year by Ninja Tune.
MELTAOT are an improvised noise duo with artist/musician/broadcaster Sharon Gal and artist/writer/musician Edwin Pouncey aka SavX. They met through Resonance 104.4FM and presented the weekly live show Diggers from 2002 until 2010. As MELTAOT they have released a cassette, titled First and Second Rites, for the Tapeworm label in 2009, and the live Souls On Board LP that was recorded at Café OTO and released on the Ash International label in 2010. MELTAOT use voice, guitars, percussion, electronics and field recordings as their materials.
This performance will celebrate the launch of their new digital release, Ritual Music.
SavX is an underground cartoonist, illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in a variety of music press publications, book covers and album sleeves. Together with fellow artist Chris Long, he is half of the abstract painting group Battle Of The Eyes.
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist, free improviser and composer. Her work explores presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space. She performs solo and in collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Yoni Silver, Charles Hayward, Lina Lapelyte, Andie Brown and Blanca Regina.
Sharon directs site specific, participatory group compositions: L’esprit D’escalier for Voices in a staircase, Toy Orchestra & Room to Breathe with children/adults, Long Drone for mixed ensembles, Gals with Guitars with female players, Sound Out for M/Any Voices and Feel the Noise for guitars & micro amps.
Sharon is a co-founder of Resonance 104.4 FM arts radio. Her music was released by various labels; The Tapeworm, American Tapes, Ash International, A Silent Place Records, Chocolate Monk, Emanem Records, Ecstatic Yod , Paradigm Records , My Dance the Skull and Wild Silence, with 2 solo releases in 2018, Delicious Fish (Fractal Meat Cuts Label) and The Garden of Earthly Delights (Visible Near Midnight Recordings).
She performed in the UK & internationally including: The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals. http://www.sharon-gal.com/