Tickets are still available on the door tonight! Bring cash.
PHIL MINTON + RIE NAKAJIMA & KEN IKEDA + DAN LINN-PEARL & PAUL FREEMAN + DANIEL WILSON & VIEWFOUND
A night of amazing sonic experimentation presented by sound-art collective Gwaith Sŵn, whose Sonic Darts is a regular fixture on Resonance FM - "the best radio station in the world" (The Guardian). Resonance's annual fundraiser runs all this week, including further gigs at Aces & Eights on 17th and 19th February.
Tonight's event features a duo performance by Gwaith Sŵn members Dan Linn-Pearl - restlessly prodigious film-maker, guitarist, and installation artist - and Paul Freeman - award winning sound designer, composer, and radio presenter. Both are leading lights in their expanding field, with a 360 degree understanding of sonic arts. The Gala also premiers a new work by Viewfound, brainchild of 19 year old prodigy Milo Thesiger-Meacham, in collaboration with Daniel Wilson, artist in residence at Resonance FM, acclaimed creator of Radionics Radio, sole prop. of Meadow House and inventor of post-electronics.
"A must-hear release for freaks into EVP, alternative tunings and all sorts of other, associated psychoacoustic phenomena, or the early radiophonics of Daphne Oram and Cerberus Future Technologies" - Boomkat
Extra special guests on the night are truly mesmerising and enigmatic performer Rie Nakajima - Arts Award Foundation winning composer, known for her sculptural and performance work with David Toop, Keiko Yamamoto and Pierre Berthet, joined for this concert by Ken Ikeda, video- and installation-artist and composer (notably for David Lynch). And legendary improvising vocalist Phil Minton - for over forty years a definitive, category-defying figure on Britain's free music scene. Each presents a spontaneous solo work of the kind that leaves critics clutching at straws!
"Hypnotised by Nakajima's calm, exhausted by her non-technology, we are led up her garden path, a path with the purpose of purposelessness." Art Monthly
"Not long ago these croaks, burps, high-pitched exhalations, deep-throated drones and shreds of garbled half-language would have seen Minton either burnt or hailed as an emissary of God." Stewart Lee