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Friday 29 June 2018, 7.30pm

The Experimental Library: Organic Music

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The Experimental Library is a series of Rooms.

Each Room in The Experimental Library houses ‘events’ in response to the work of a specific radical creator.

The series will create a space for reading, objects, dance, music making, and dialogue, and will coincide with a publication of further responses to the artist.

The third room is Organic Music.

Organic Music was the name of the lifetime collaborative project of Moki and Don Cherry.

Tapestries by Moki Cherry will be exhibited
Despite having exhibited internationally, and her tapestries being part of many iconic concerts, Moki Cherry's tapestries have never before been shown in London. Fans of Don's music will recognise Moki's tapestries from record covers such as Eternal Now, Brown Rice and Relativity Suite among others. The curated selection of tapestries on display will be hung for one night only while The Experimental Library is taking place.

The concert is a series of responses to Organic Music:

Steve Noble

Keira Greene

Exotic Sin

Tapestries by Moki Cherry will be exhibited

A limited edition ceramic-bound publication will include contributions by:

Linder Sterling

Evie Ward

Magnus Nygren

Moki Cherry

Ceramics by Marice Cumber

Steve Noble

Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more. 

In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey's excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book ‘Improvisation; its nature and practise’. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins). 

Keira Greene

Keira Greene is a London based artist who works across moving image and performance. Her practice is critically engaged with the filmed image of dance and the moving body on screen. She also works with language, exploring how text, speech and images can be turned into scores for movement, music and script; to build fictions and develop narrative. She collaborates closely with dance artists and musicians to develop this research.

She has exhibited and screened her work widely with recent exhibitions and screenings including Cubitt, London, Jerwood Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Tate, London, The Commons Bolinas, San Francisco, CA.

She is performance curator for Whitstable Biennale 2018 and a founding trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation.

Keira Greene

Exotic Sin

Exotic Sin, are Naima Karlsson and Kenichi Isawa, a collaborative duo combining improvisation with composition and repetition. The project began with, and continues to take roots from, the music and instruments in the Cherry family household - not to emulate, but to put into practice the teachings and spirit of the art and music as a living thread - in addition to Naima and Kenichi's own musical interests.

Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician from London. Her practice includes photography, drawing, assemblage, text and music composition. She is a granddaughter of Moki and Don Cherry, and an archivist and coordinator for the Estate.

Kenichi Iwasa is an artist and musician from Japan, based in London since 1997. Improvisation and collaboration are paramount in his approach. He conducts musical and visual platforms for international and local artists on a regular basis