Wednesday 29 September 2021, 7.30pm
So pleased to welcome this stacked bill of technicolour musique concrete, ramshackle DIY experimentation and uncategorisable weirdness with acts from different ends of the country. The show is headed up by Kelly Jayne Jones, whose 'the reed flute is fire' was a major highlight in our Takuroku catalogue last year.
Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist making work that combines performance, installation and sound. She is mostly self taught and began working in DIY experimental noise music and her practice has expanded to include dance, gesture, sonic drawings, stone sculpture and film scores.
She is interested in creating a multi-sensory experience that creates possible conditions for communication and exchange. Creating contemporary zones bordering quantum fictions, where communion may have the potential to explore our inner dimensions. She is currently exploring animist ideas around the breath and spirit of mountains and rivers and how we can reconnect with our planet by means of ancient and modern rituals. Her work traverses the emotions of desire and anxiety, the comfortable and uncomfortable edges of our inner spaces and social co-existence. She is interested in presence and performance as a site for potential transformation; interpersonally and communally.
KJJ has collaborations with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling), Dan Valentine from Rainer VeilandHaris Epaminonda. She was one half of the grouppart wild horses mane on both sides,which disbanded in 2016. She has performed across Europe in DIY venues and has been commissioned for works with projects at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London and CCA Glasgow, Le Plateau Paris, Borealis Festival & Kunsthalle Bergen Norway, Tectonics contemporary music festival, Hangar Bicocca gallery Milan, Sheffield Site Gallery, the Whitworth Manchester and the Huddersfield contemporary music festival (hcmf//2019). Recently she had a collaborative work with Haris Epaminonda,Chimera, shown at 58th Venice Biennale 2019, Haris won the Silver Lion for best young participant for this film. Nominated for Tetley Jerwood solo exhibition Nov 2020.
Upcoming commissions with CoMA, Bristol New Music, TUSK festival and a residency at Bidston Observatory in Liverpool.
Lila Matsumoto, Greg Thomas, and Matthew Hamblin are Food People. They have been making sounds together since 2018 but have been friends for much longer. Their music is comprised of ramshackle jams, household sounds, tape work and voice, and has been released on Chocolate Monk, Soundholes, Beartown, Stairwell Editions and Cosmovision Registros Andinos.
‘Their music has many influences and as many results, and they are all great. Now, come a time when concerts are possible again, this is a band I’d love to see play. I foresee a great future for this band.’ – Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly
The couple behind shared projects including The Hunter Gracchus and Singing Knives Records and individual projects such as Roman Nose, Blue Yodel and Papal Bull, Fiona Kennedy and Jon Marshall’s little-heard duo work draws on their professional and personal experiences of mental health as manifested in the individual and the family and set against contemporary depoliticised, pathologizing and commodified interventions, playing with disrupted sound localization and attempts to determine and categorise acousmatic and visualized sound sources.