Upcoming Events

Zen Bicycle Band at the Brewery Tap Gallery Folkestone

Date:
Venue:
The Brewery Tap 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1JR.
Information:
www.redgoldmusic.com

A rare opportunity to witness the magical Zen Bicycle Band creating a unique sound score live with an audience to a film by artist Annie Catford.
After an interval ZBB will create a second score, this time being familiar with the film.

A Q&A session will take place following the performances to decide which was the most appropriate rendition. We look forward to your participation.

The Zen Bicycle Band, formed in 2008, has been on a musical Road Trip. It is always a deep listening, and an intense learning process for us. We play spontaneous music.  There are no pre-conceived ideas, or set formulas, we rely on trust and the creativity between us.

What is The Zen Bicycle Band music? It’s a freeform flowing stream of connectivity between three individual players created entirely in the moment, similar to the Japanese art of calligraphy ‘Shodo’ – ‘ Direct Deed’ where after meditation and with one stroke of the brush ideograms are formed. For us, the Zen Bicycle Band, the ego nature is stilled, a connection with the audience is made, and we tap into our imagination and inspiration. Every performance is unique. We hope you’ll enjoy the experience.

Zen Bicycle Band CD review in the June-July 2016 issue of NEXUS: “This is truly enjoyable, flowing jazz”.
Entrance is Free with a contribution box:

Zen Bicycle Band VS Terry Rileys ‘In C’ Mrs Yarringtons -Battle festival

Date:
Venue:
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Upper Lake, Battle, East Sussex. TN33 0AN
Information:
www.battlefestival.co.uk

Terry Riley’s minimalist classic “In C” is made from 53 musical modules, fragments of musical material and melodies. The players move steadily through the fragments, although they can omit them as well, and the modules can be played faster or slower than written, and vary how many times each is repeated.

The Zen Bicycle Band is a freeform flowing stream of connectivity between three players created spontaneously. Every performance is unique to that moment of creation. They would not normally follow any kind of set pattern but with their intuitive music and Terry Riley’s free-flowing score this will be a one-of-a-kind musical event. Be sure to book your tickets early.
TICKETS: £5 advance , £10 on door – To book visit mrsy.co.uk/tickets/

A Selection of Past Events

10 Years On – Space Gallery Folkestone

Date:
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Venue:
Space Gallery 7, The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1RJ
You are invited to 10 Years on, an evening of film, conversation and live music with:
Paul Cheneour, Richard Bundy and Joanna Jones.
See the film https://vimeo.com/238623953
The artists will start the evening with a film of their collaboration ten years ago in the Jesuit Chapel in St Omer in France, followed by a conversation, then moving on to a live session with:Paul Cheneour on flutes and Richard Bundy on keyboards reacting and reflecting to a new painting by Joanna Jones.
 The artists look forward to sharing the evening with you
Admission is free with a voluntary contribution. Seating is limited

Musicians In Space

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Venue:
Sidney Cooper Gallery RH3.10, Rochester House Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Kent CT10 1ET

Musicians in space’ is based on the argument that the formal separation and the static positioning of the audience and performer, does little to support a musical process, such as free improvisation, that is supposedly built on the close inter-relationship of all the elements of the musicking (Small, 1998) ecosystem. 

Paul & Richard at Lime Bar Cafe

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Venue:
Lime Bar Space 46, Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1JU

A rare and special evening of spontaneous Flutes and Piano music to lift your soul: with Paul Cheneour and Richard Bundy.
These two masters listen intently to each other and their music demands your full attention. The shear sensitivity of their interaction will transport you and thrill your imagination.

Within silence sound has a home, lifting  under wings of gulls and cormorants, then falls as flute notes. Sculpting the birth of time, painting the space, moving heart and whispering spells. Nets cast the wayward dawn, to hold for a moment the wild day. And what remains of a stained sky? What residue is hung Jewel-like upon check and lash? The colour green reminds me of the gods that left. Now, let us call them hither – together.

Magical & Mysterious Musical Tour – Lime Bar Cafe

Date:
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Venue:
Lime Bar Cafe 46, Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1JU

Hope you can join: Carol Grimes, Randolph Mathews, Richard Bundy & Paul Cheneour for an amazing magical & mysterious musical tour at the Lime Bar Café.

This will indeed be an unforgettable evening of musical exploration. Seating is limited so please arrive before the magic begins. Entrance is free with contributions accepted.

Hope to see you there.