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Sunday 5 April 2020, 7.30pm

Photo by Grégoire Orio

Jericho + Ute Kanngiesser (solo)

Clément Gauthier / vocals, chabrette, stringed tambourine
Jacques Puech / vocals, cabrette
Antoine Cognet / banjo
Yann Gourdon / hurdy-gurdy

Very pleased to welcome Jericho, from the Haute-Loire-based La Nòvia collective, who create a place of reflection and experimentation around traditional and / or experimental music.

For the troubadours, nothingness was the expression of love's great jeopardy; absence, suspension above a poetic void, the loss of matter and meaning. Only amorous passion can temporarily repel it. But so as to not succumb you must give form to this madness, listen to the cold and the wind, taste the luminous rays and the birdsong. Giving it shape is to create: 'obrar'. Through texts from Marcelle Delpastre, Jan dau Melhau, Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine and traditional folk themes, Jéricho follow love's pathways, from darkness to dazzling illumination.

Ute Kanngiesser

Ute Kanngiesser is a London based musician from Germany. She has played classical cello since early childhood and turned to improvisation and experimental music while training in physical theatre and dance in Berlin. Since then, she has thoroughly deconstructed her classical roots and focussed on the immediate material of her instrument - its limitless resonance and pulse, its potential for an elemental music that dissolves conventional notions of rhythm and pitch and what it means to be lyrical.

Most recent collaborations have been with Seymour Wright, Crystabel Riley, Paul Abbott, Keira Greene, Billy Steiger, Evie Ward, Daniel Blumberg, Tom Wheatley, Jim White, Taku Sugimoto, Minami Saeki, Joe McPhee, David Ornette Cherry, and Steve Noble.

Her music has been released on Otoroku, Matchless, Earshots, Another Timbre and Mute. www.utekanngiesser.com