Tuesday 24 October 2017, 7.30pm
'Paradise Yard', is an ensemble formed by Sue Lynch in 2016, as part of The Horse Improvised Music Club’s programme and has featured collaborations with Adam Bohman on text. The ensemble combines written and improvised horn lines with electronics, amplified objects, percussion, vocals and spoken word, including new text collages by Adam Bohman. Previous concerts have included dedications to women electronic pioneers including Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram. This ensemble is formed to suit the compositions and features guest musicians. The line-up will include Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied, Sharon Gal, Greta Pistaceci, Sue Lynch and Crystabel Riley
Paradise Yard musicians:
Crystabel Riley ,
Tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute and composition. Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover.Performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Richard Sanderson, Anna Homler, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel and Sharon Gal.
In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’, an electro acoustic ensemble, featuring women improvisers, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Music &Word Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and, Tusk Festival and Guess Who Festival with Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band, The Scorpios. Solo performance at Pied Nu Festival, Le Havre 2019. Recent releases with FMR records with ‘Dial’, a quartet featuring, Sue Lynch, Dawid Frydyk, John Edwards and Dave Fowler and ‘Secant/Tangent’ (dxdy recordings) with Crystabel Riley and Nathan Moore.
Adam Bohman has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. Working with home-built instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects. He is a member of British experimental groups, Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers, Secluded Bronte, and The London Improvisers Orchestra. Adam's music is unique and experimental, incorporating Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation.
Hutch is a composer, sound designer and musician who is based in the UK. She has recently completed the soundtrack for the feature film The Levelling by director Hope Dickson Leach. “Hutch Demouilpied’s excellent, sparingly used score suddenly takes on a keening electro edge….” Variety Magazine 2017
As an accomplished musician she plays trumpet and has her own music released and has performed with Sue Lynch, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Mark Sanders and Eddie Prevost amongst others. She co-promotes the Horse Improvised Music Club and her podcast Improvisor is part of the Horse Festival in January 2018.
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist and composer, specialising in free improvisation, experimental music and collaborative, participatory large group compositions. She works with voice, electronics, extended techniques, field recordings, found audio, video and collage; exploring presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space. Sharon performs solo and in collaborations with: David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Sue Lynch, Anat Ben David and Lina Lapelyte.
Since 2007 she has directed a series of site specific, large group compositions, inviting musicians and non-musicians to take part. She curates music concerts, including the series Sound Matter, at Café OTO, and concerts at Iklectik arts lab. Her music is released by many labels, including five solo albums and various collaborations.
Past performances include The V&A, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out Of Space, Borealis, Supernormal, Supersonic, TUSK, and Tectonics festivals. Her experimental work, Etudes by Sharon Gal, a collection of text & colour scores, presented as a deck of 78 cards, was supported by Sound and Music and published in 2021.
During the late naughties Crystabel Riley toured Japan and Europe using drums, electronics and make-up in power noise trio Maria and the Mirrors.
This was the start of her interest in patterns on skins - human and drum.
An interest in dimensional patterns existing on (and off) different surfaces has continued to evolve through exploring the idea of 'care and uncare' various skin surfaces.
Crystabel has been a long term collaborator with Sue Lynch who welcomed her into the Horse Improvised Music Club and London Improvisers Orchestra.
She is currently working on the multi-format duo project @xcrswx with Seymour Wright and released a split vinyl with Lolina.
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and improviser.
In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. She has performed extensively both solo and with a variety of acts including recurring appearances with the A Band, Paradise Yard, Unknown Devices, and alongside members of Arco.
She has also created performance scores: most notably for Ingrid Plum’s project Taut, as well as performing Stillness, her own sound art composition for two or more theremins and thereminists (in enclosed spaces), at venues including Supernormal 2019. Her favourite performance was as a member of a specially convened ensemble playing Pauline Oliveros' "To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation" at the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic event at Tate Modern in 2012.
Greta also has an ultra-lo-fi DIY alter-ego called Modersohn-Becker and has been in a long-running noise duo with Smike Anthony Bardwell called Earth Creature. She has been obsessed with the improvising group Alterations for over a decade, to the point her 2011 dissertation was mostly about them and has as a result (and with much pride) contributed liner notes to their 2016 CD box set.