Upcoming Events

Zen Bicycle Band at Vinoteq Dover UK

Vinoteq wine bar 1 Cannon Street, Dover, Kent. CT16 1BY

The Zen’s are back again with their end of the month Wed concert series.
More magical musical journeys into the unknown arena of imagination and inspiration, do come along for an exhilarating ride .
For those not familiar with the Zen Bicycle Band they have been playing and recording together for over a decade with 5 albums to their name.
These three masters of ‘spontaneous creative composition’ lead the way through doors of perception.
They are: Paul Cheneour Flutes, Davy Robinson Mallet-Kat/percussion and Clive Fletcher Double bass:
Between the players there is a rich freeform flowing stream of connectivity  and every performance is unique.
Free admission, but reservations recommended: reservations@vinoteq.wine
Be sure to be there, we are looking forward to seeing you 🙂

A Selection of Past Events

25th July -Free Range Orchestra + Evan Parker

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25th July Free Range Orchestra + Evan Parker

The Free Range Orchestra is a collective of musicians, dancers and poets with a shared love of improvisation and experimentation. Their performances combine the uncompromisingly anarchic with a celebration of creativity and community.

During lockdown the orchestra have been rehearsing in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall. To celebrate their time in this beautiful space they’ve invited renowned saxophonist Evan Parker to join them for a concert of improvised music.

This event is free but booking is essential. Click here to book. Click here for the Facebook event.

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Thank you, we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

24th July Lunar: Free Range Orchestra & the moon

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Sol Calero pavilion Beach, Folkestone CT20 1QH

Free Range Orchestra: Lunar

On Saturday 24th July musicians and singers will gather at moonrise by the sea to make sound with the purpose of giving thanks, sensitising our imaginations and establishing connections between the moon, the sea and each other.

This event is free and will take place at 9.30pm at the Sol Calero pavilion on the beach near Folkestone harbour arm. Click here for a map. The pavilion is located about 50-100m from the harbour arm car park.

Find out more on our facebook event page.

Clockworkvibes -‘whereness’ & Tunnelwater

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Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal CT14 6BB

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

Art in the Park

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Kearsney Abbey Park, Dover, Kent.

Join us for the launch of Alma Tichlerwood’s ALICE at Kearsney Abbey Park from 3-5pm.
A new outdoor performance space. There will be music, poetry, storytelling, food and all manner of things going on to celebrate this new adventure organised by Kearsney parks and DAD ( Dover Arts Development) We hope you’ll come along and enjoy the fun!
Admission: Free

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: