Sunday 17 October 2021, 7.30pm

Viv Corringham + David Toop + Kate Carr

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A concert celebrating walks: imagined, real and all those inbetween featuring Viv Corringham, David Toop and Kate Carr.

For almost 20 years Viv Corringham has been working on the ongoing collaborative project Shadow-walks,which involves her walking with local inhabitants on their special walks. She then repeats this walk alone, listening for the memory of that walk and singing her response. Shadow-walks is an attempt to make a person’s traces, their shadow, audible through Corringham's singing, improvising voice. In 2020 During the Covid 19 pandemic it became impossible to walk with people because of lockdowns and travel restrictions, so Corringham adapted the project into Shadow-walks (at home), asking volunteers to send her recorded descriptions of walks, either walks they remembered, daily walks they wished they could still do, or walks they were still able to do alone. Her vocals in Shadow-walks (at home) respond to how she has imagined these walks while listening to the participants' verbal descriptions. US-based Corringham's Shadow-walks at home series came out earlier this year on Flaming Pines, and with her returning to the UK this concert marks that release by presenting three performances centred on walking by Corringham, David Toop and Kate Carr.

Viv Corringham

Viv Corringham is a US-based British vocalist and sound artist, described as “a vital force in improvised music since the late 1970s” (Corey Mwamba, BBC Radio 3). She has worked with many musicians including Pauline Oliveros, Charles Hayward, Mike Cooper, Elliott Sharp, and Maggie Nicols. She has done concerts and sound work in twenty-six countries in venues such as Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, Issue Project Room New York, and Institute of Contemporary Art London. “From cool Brion Gysin–esque wordplay to looped and multilayered operatic wails” (The Wire).

David Toop

David Toop has been developing a practice that crosses boundaries of sound, listening, music and materials since 1970. This encompasses improvised music performance, writing, electronic sound, field recording, exhibition curating, sound art installations and opera. It includes eight acclaimed books, including Rap Attack (1984), Ocean of Sound (1995), Sinister Resonance (2010), Into the Maelstrom (2016), Flutter Echo(2019) and Inflamed Invisible: Writing On Art and Sound 1976-2018 (2019). Briefly a member of David Cunninghams pop project The Flying Lizards in 1979, he has released fourteen solo albums, from New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments on Brian Enos Obscure label (1975) and Sound Body on David Sylvians Samadhisound label (2006) to Entities Inertias Faint Beings (2016) and Apparition Paintings (2021). His 1978 Amazonas recordings of Yanomami shamanism and ritual were released on Sub Rosa as Lost Shadows (2016). In recent years his collaborations include Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki, Tania Caroline Chen, John Butcher, Ken Ikeda, Elaine Mitchener, Henry Grimes, Sharon Gal, Camille Norment, Sidsel Endresen, Alasdair Roberts, Lucie Stepankova, Fred Frith, Thurston Moore, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Curator of sound art exhibitions including Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery (2000), his opera – Star-shaped Biscuit – was performed in 2012.

Kate Carr

Kate Carr is a London-based composer and field recordist whose work uses sound to explore the spaces we create together. She is particularly interested in shared public spaces, and the ways we deploy sound to connect, occupy, immerse and remove ourselves from locations, events and each other. Her live work is centred on objects, chance events and textures.
Carr also runs the label Flaming Pines.