Thursday, 17 May 2012

CREMA CATALANA, with hairs where you least expect

Tom Chant is coming over from Barcelona.
It's not as if I was organising concerts again but I happened to have found places that were happy to host the two bands he wanted to play with.

The first gig re-visit an all-time favorite haunt: the extra-industrial, subterranean Network Theatre.
The second gig invites you to the border between music and the Arts, how would you turn that down?

Both concerts are South of the river Thames!
I like to describe my practice as urban explOratory sound scaping.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

AND YOU CAN NOW BOOK HERE: www.wegottickets.com/event/165718
The gallery Soundfjord has ever so kindly accepted to host the workshop of Seijiro.
So it'll be from 10am to 5pm on sat 28 and sun 29 of April here:
Unit 3B - Studio 28 28 Lawrence Road LONDON N15 4ER.


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

workshop update:

When I challenged Seijiro on the fact that his description seemed orintated towards music/musicians he responded dismissively: "true".

and added:
- you can add or replace the statement about music by one on movement ("not going from dance to mouvements but from mouvements to something like dance.")
- dancer should work more on music. They tend to use music to dance instead of working with it.

And that for me (olivier that is) is the reason of being of the workshop.

Workshop hopes

The formidable Seijiro Murayama has contacted me to organise a workshop (I copied a general outline above).
I really want to do more of these instead of keeping on pouring ready made concerts down the unquenchable throat of musicians.

I like the idea of inviting people to share their perception of a practice and let's have it clear I don't care much about music. That seemed to fit nicely in the wide open description of the workshop Seijiro wanted to do.

Here's what stuck in my mind:

"For me, organising a workshop is, each time, a big and risky challenge: i like and i need it."
"i do not have intention of teaching "
"I improvise the process of workshop according to what the participants bring as qualities "
"main focus is the question of listening, at different levels and of course, that of silence etc."
"We work with (and on) voice, body, space, objects"

I want to do it.
the details will be determined by the people attending.
get in touch if you see a slight chance of being interested and help us defining this thing further.

I guess we (seijiro, you and I) could use this blog to host the discussion.

So what do you think?...

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

only three tickets left for the workshop with ASTERO...

People attending, drop me a line to say what you expect from or if you have any questions.

The duo will arrive on February the 16th to play at the Limehouse Town Hall www.entracte.co.uk/events

and they'll play at Cafe Oto on February the 17th, say hello if you're going any of these shows.


Thursday, 5 January 2012

circuit bending workshop open for booking

You can now book your ticket for the circuit bending workshop lead by ASTERO on february 18&19. The barcelone-based duo come to do a residency with Jason Khan at Cafe Oto in february. They haven't been in London in ages and I thought it'd be a pity to have them around and let them go after the gigs. So we decided to give a go at the workshop. The idea was to do something practical where participants can find their own approach while benefiting from the experience of ASTERO.

The text they put together isn't most sexy (www.wegottickets.com/event/150676 ) but get in touch if you want to know more about it (tuladi at hotmail.com).

the basic outline should be
- february 18:
10am-1pm: radio modification techniques
1pm-2pm: lunch
2pm-4pm: exercises to explore composition and improvisation

- february 19:
10am - 1pm: practice in different groups and Q&A

Also the 5 first people to book will get a free ticket for the 2-day residency at Oto.

Let me know what you think about all this.