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 ,
Sue Lynch runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied.
Lynch is currently a member of David Petts-‘Remote Viewers’, with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel , Adrian Northover and David Petts. She also performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. She has recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern and with Tristan Honsinger. She has also performed with the Cambodian Space Project and currently performs Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’.
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.
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist 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.
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 a vocalist, performer and experimental musician. Her practice involves vocal and electronics free improvisation, collaborative group & site specific performances, field recordings and radio broadcast. She performs solo, and in regular collaborations with Steve Beresford, Steve Noble, Alex Ward, John Edwards, Dylan Nyoukis, Phil Minton & Feral Singers, Andie Brown and Lina Lapelyte.
She has been conducting a series of collaborative group compositions ; L'ESPRIT D'ESCALIER – for voices in a staircase, LONG DRONE – for a large ensemble of various instruments, TOY ORCHESTRA – for children and adults and GALS with GUITARS – for female guitar players.
Sharon is a founder member of London's arts radio, Resonance 104.4 FM and has been presenting and producing various shows, including the weekly; DIGGERS, with Edwin “Savage Pencil” Pouncey, and STEREO CILIA, an audio diary and a city soundscape. In 2013 she was commissioned, together with artist Liliane Lijn, to recreate Lilliane's book, Crossing Map, as a radiophonic sound piece.
Sharon's music was released by Ash International/ Paradigm records/ Chocolate Monk / Emanem / Ecstatic Yod/ American Tapes and The Tapeworm labels, with the recent release, Voice Studies, by My Dance the Skull label.
Recent performances include; a new audio/visual commission by The Philadelphia Association for the Freud Museum, relating to the life and work of Psychiatrist R.D. Laing, a solo performance at Supernormal Festival, and a new large group composition and performance, SOUND OUT, at The Victoria & Albert Museum. www.sharon-gal.com
During late naughties Crystabel Riley toured Japan and Europe playing drums and electronics with industrial noise trio Maria and the Mirrors. She is also a pivotal member of ongoing improvisation project Debbie Leggo; collaboration with Scottish poet Gerry Mitchel and musicians such as Tom Jackson. She has played drums for Michael Rother and has performed with Daniel Thomson, Sue Lynch, Saadet Turkoz and John Edwards.