Monday 15 July 2019, 7.30pm

FPBJPC + Brigitte Hart + Secluded Bronte

No Longer Available

FPBJPC: the group's members are Peter Friel, Jonathan Gean, Michael Pollard, and Ben Schumacher. They will play effected and uneffected electric guitars at Cafe Oto for the third or fourth show of their European tour. Their last performance was at Sean McCann's Recital label event at the Ear Inn, New York, Earth Day night 2019. Friel matched with his guitar and crawled backward to the audience (he had played the role of an instrument before). Gean did anything (with a guitar). Pollard has a solo guitar album, They Don’t Have Cheeseburgers in Europe, on Friel’s Prestige & Poverty label. Schumacher was in Berlin. Loren Connors sat and watched. I dreamt that I was in an old house: At every dream-interval, it seemed one-quarter familiar, three-quarters strange. Someone was watching me from a gloomy bullseye. I had a feeling that I was not supposed to be there—yet, with the chance to escape, I drifted past the door and deliberately meandered to an armoire in a corner. Inside, I discovered a smattering of tapes which I imaginatively identified as related to the American underground label Spite. Was this about FPBJPC? Then the time slots closed. The guitars had been so much guitars. Some of the audience seemed to hang their heads in shame for having heard them as accordions, penny whistles, synthesizers, or pianos. Others may have relished the mishearing or felt free to get a drink or a burger downstairs.
- Aaron Kaplan, June 7, 2019

Brigitte Hart

Brigitte Hart is an Australian sound artist working across performance and installation. Currently based in London, her practice explores relationships between voice, objects, histories and ecologies, often engaging text, environmental recordings, remnants and archives. She holds particular interest in exploring the art of small sounds, sounds that can be imagined, and the memory of sound.

Brigitte has developed installations, performances, compositions and workshops for Supernormal Festival, CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), Wysing Polyphonic x Somerset House Festival, Resonance FM, Soundcamp/Reveil, David Roberts Art Foundation, Tate Britain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020). Her work with sound design has been presented at the Venice Biennale Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2021, Brigitte will be developing a series of experiments in mudlarking, sound and listening as a recent recipient of the Develop Your Creative Practice funding (Arts Council England) and continuing polyphonic vocal pursuits in the London Bulgarian Choir.

Secluded Bronte

Secluded Bronte are Richard Thomas, Jonathan Bohman and Adam Bohman. Secluded Bronte formed in London and launched in New York City in 2002. Their music combines free improvisation, speech, musique concrète, pop, rock 'n' roll, music-theatre, expanded cinema... you name it. It's heterogenous stuff.

Secluded Bronte have toured in the United States and throughout Europe. They have recorded live sessions for BBC Radio 3, WFMU, Concertzender, Resonance FM. Secluded Bronte have released six albums and two singles: Secluded in Jersey City (Pogus), Dark August Variations (Worm Records/K7-3), Ten Point Plan To Destroy Astrology (Singing Knives), For Entertainment Everyone Dies (Apolkalypso), Daughter Tunnel Sunlight (Ffordd Allan). In 2020 the group released two albums on the Ffordd Allan label, Magnetic Crochet and the live album Queen's. In November a third album, The Horns of Andromeda, was released on Takuroku.

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