Upcoming Events

Free Range-An evening of 2 unique & contrasting duos

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Garage Coffee @ Fruitworks, 1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NR
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Free Range presents an evening of two unique and contrasting improvising duos. 

Paul Cheneour (flutes) and Ansuman Biswas (percussion) ‘whereness’ have been playing together in various contexts since 1996. Over the years they have followed their own individual journeys, weaving together contemplative practices and inspirational music and gaining prestigious acclaim. Throughout these journeys, they have both maintained a devotion to the live moment, a responsiveness to place and time through improvisation. They offer a sound as soothing as it is provocative, a sound as resonant in the yoga studio as it is in the jazz club or the concert hall, a sound which arises spontaneously in the present moment and is co-created by its audience.

Philipp Wachsmann (violin) and David Leahy (double bass) have recently a duo album called Translated Space on the FMR label. Described by The Vortex as ‘one of the finest violinists working in improvised music today’, Philipp was born in Uganda and comes from a contemporary classical background, studying with Nadia Boulanger, Henri Possuer and Pierre Boulez in the late 1960’s. He has since become one of the most established violinists in the world of free improvisation, playing regularly with Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Tony Marsh and many more. The double bassist and dancer David Leahy plays with an expressive abandon and a sensitivity to space and gesture that creates a unique tension between highly reactive, modernist sonic detail and a playful, almost clown-like, grace.

 

Clockworkvibes -‘whereness’ & Tunnelwater

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Venue:
Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal CT14 6BB
Information:
clockworkvibes.com

Clockworkvibes: present an evening of magical music from:
‘whereness’ Paul Cheneour – Flutes Ansuman Biswas – tabla, percussion, strings who weave a musical synergy that comprises audience, time, place and being. They bring their full consciousness to the place they find themselves. This is music full of ‘whereness’. They have been playing together in various contexts since 1996. Over the years they have followed their own individual journeys, weaving together contemplative practices and inspirational music and gaining prestigious acclaim. Throughout these journeys, they have both maintained a devotion to the live moment, a responsiveness to place and time through improvisation. Now they open up their collaboration to offer a sound that transcends genre and culture, a sound that is as effortlessly soothing as it is provocative, a sound as resonant in the yoga studio as it is in the jazz club or the concert hall, a sound which arises spontaneously in the present moment and is co-created by its audience. 
From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental, all the things that to the human spirit are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed. The rest is always and everywhere silence. After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley
And Tunnelwater
with Steve Bridgland guitar and electronics
Tickets: £10.00 on the door or £8.00 advance booking from:mailto:clockworkvibes@gmail.com

A Selection of Past Events

Singing with Nightingales

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Venue:
Green Farm, Church Lane, Shadoxhurst, Kent. TN26 1LS

Join us in a rare and thrilling journey as darkness falls upon the springtime woodlands of southern England. You are invited not just to listen to these birds in ear-tinglingly close proximity, but to share an evening around the fire, delving into your host and guests’ funds of rare songs and stories.

Each night is hosted by naturalist and folk singer Sam Lee, who is joined by a very special guest musician – Paul Cheneour -Flutes. After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire, the group of around 25 will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingale’s habitat, not only to listen to these majestic birds, but to share in an improvised collaboration; to experience what happens when bird and human virtuosi converge in musical collaboration.
Tickets: £75.00 Eventbrite

Zen Bicycle Band at the Brewery Tap Gallery Folkestone

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The Brewery Tap 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1JR.

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:

Musicians In Space

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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.

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

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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Upper Lake, Battle, East Sussex. TN33 0AN

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/