Thursday 19 March 2015, 8pm
Unpredictable is a film by Blanca Regina that evaluates the work of groundbreaking musician Terry Day. It brings together some of the founding members of the free improvisation music scene in Europe to reflect on their ideas and memories. It features Terry Day, Steve Beresford, Evan Parker, David Toop, Charlie Hart, George Khan, Mike Figgis and Han Bennink among others. The film uncovers previously unknown aspects of Terry Day's artistic output.
For the film Unpredictable, a fundraising campaign in Indiegogo has been organised to raise at least £12,000 for production, edit and postproduction.
Live Performances: 20.30–23.30 / DJs: 23.35–01:00
- 8.30–8.45: David Toop (flute, electronics, etc.) / Terry Day (balloons, pipes, drums) / John Butcher (saxophones)
- 8.50–9.05: Steve Beresford (piano and electronics) & Okkyung Lee (cello)
- 9.10–9.25: Davey Payne (saxophones) / Charlie Hart (double bass) / Terry Day (drums) / Pat Thomas (piano, electronics)
- 9.30–9.45: Hannah Marshall (cello) / Phil Minton (voice) / Satoko Fukuda (violin)
- 9.50–10.05: Max Eastley (self-made instruments) / Steve Beresford (piano, electronics) / David Toop (flute, electronics, etc.) / Terry Day (balloons, pipes) / Pete Cusack (guitar, etc.)
- 10.10–10.25: Screening of an extract from the film 'Unpredictable’
- 10.25–10.40: Terry Day (drums) / Phil Minton (voice) / Pat Thomas (piano, electronics) / Satoko Fukuda (violin) and Mike Figgis (piano/ trumpet/ bass guitar)
- 10.45–11.00: Max Eastley (self-made instruments) / Okkyung Lee (cello) / John Butcher (saxophones)
- 11.00–11.15: Hannah Marshall (cello) & Davey Payne (saxophones)
- 11.20–11.35: George Khan (saxophones) / Mike Figgis (piano, trumpet, bass guitar) / Charlie Hart (double bass) / Terry Day (drums)
- All evening: Live painting by Gina Southgate
- 11.35–01.00: DJs Syd Kempand Pierre Bouvier Patron
STEVE BERESFORD is a composer, musician and arranger, a veteran of countless bands from the Slits, The Frank Chickens to the Melody Four. He has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and Han Bennink.
JOHN BUTCHER's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Recent collaborative projects includeThe Apophonicswith Gino Robair and John Edwards andAnemonewith trumpeter Peter Evans.
PIERRE BOUVIER PATRON is a visual artist born in Lyon and currently based in London. His projects include videoclips for Syd Kemp and other bands. He is part of the ‘Unpredictable’ film crew as camera operator and editor.
TERRY DAY is an improviser, multiinstrumentalist, lyricist, songwriter, visual artist and poet, a first generation pioneer improviser from the 1960s. He formed a duo with Derek Bailey (late 60s / early 70s) and was a regular member of The Continuous Music Ensemble, People Band and, later on Alterations with Toop, Beresford & Pete Cusack. Since then he has collaborated with many musical luminaries, groups, dancers, painters, poets and performed in theatre.
MAX EASTLEY is an internationally recognized artist who combines kinetic sculpture and sound into a unique art form. He is well known as a musician and has played many solo concerts and also played with numerous other musicians such as David Toop, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, Aleks Kolkowski and Rhodri Davies.
SATOKO FUKUDA is a violinist and dancer. She moves fluidly from the classical music scene to the the world of free improvisation. She has taken part in the London Fashion Show and the London Jazz Festival and works with musicians such as John Russell , Henry Lowther, Terry Day and Steve Beresford.
CHARLIE HART plays violin, bass, and piano. In the the early ‘70s he joined Ian Dury in the band Kilburn and the Highroads and has been a long time member of the People Band. He has also been appearing with his own band 'The Equators' and pursuing his own writing.
SYD KEMP is a French musician based in London and the leader of the band Syd Kemp. He is a music producer with a studio in Hackney and has been working with rock and experimental music bands.
GEORGE KHAN also sometimes credited as Nisam Ahmed Khan is an artist and multiinstrumentalist who has been part of the British music scene since the late '60s. He principally plays saxophones and flute and is a long time member of the People Band. In the ‘70s he recorded with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Robert Wyatt.
OKKYUNG LEE plays cello in improvisation and composition. She incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques. She has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie Anderson, John Butcher, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker and John Zorn.
HANNAH MARSHALL is a cellist who plays improvised and experimental music as well as creating compositions. She has played with Veryan Weston, Terry Day, Alex Ward, Lauren Kinsella, Alison Blunt and perform at various national and international festivals
PHIL MINTON is a singer and trumpet player. Since the eighties he has run the Feral Choir, where he conducts workshops and concerts for anyone who wants to sing. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher and performs with many other musicians.
DAVEY PAYNE is an English saxophonist best known as a member of Ian Dury's backing band The Blockheads, and his twin saxophone solo on their 1978 hit single ‘Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick.’ For many years he has been a regular member of the People Band.
BLANCA REGINA is an artist, educator and curator who focuses on live performance, music and moving image. She works in free improvisation, solo and collectively. She has worked with Matthias Kispert, Leafcutter John, Steve Beresford, Terry Day, John White & Sharon Gal among others.
GINA SOUTHGATE is an artist who, through a growing interest in music and the aesthetic of musical instruments, began to paint at gigs. She is well known on the London free music and jazz scene where she has painted and performed live at gigs for 25 years.
PAT THOMAS plays piano and electronics. In the ‘90s he played with both Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley and has had a long association with the late Lol Coxhill. He has released several highly acclaimed solo records and has an ongoing project with Orphy Robinson Black Top performing recently with Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Steve Williamson.
DAVID TOOP is a composer/musician, author and curator based in London with experience in many fields of sound art and music. He has performed with artists ranging from John Zorn, Evan Parker and Bob Cobbing to Akio Suzuki, Elaine Mitchener, Scanner and Max Eastley.