In February we (Galvanize) brought our Happenstance show to Hackney’s LimeWharf. The show, inspired by the Exquisite Corpse parlour game, presents inter- and un-connected works from a variety of composers. At Limewharf we performed works by Tansy Davies, Helen Papaioannou, Robert Szymanek, myself, and Indonesian artist/composer Angie Atmadjaja, whose work life and death is wearing me out, commissioned by Galvanize director Kate Halsall, was premiered. We’ll have some video of the piece online soon, but in the mean time here’s an image from the performance:
I performed my piece terms, Un, a drone work that’s forever being rethought, re-recorded, and remixed. I was just going to present it as breathing space in between a couple of improvisations, and an informal tribute to the late Bob Gilmore. Instead, the ensemble jumped in, remixing the piece on the spot, and creating a new version that’s a radical departure for what I ever imagined it would be. It was a wonderful surprise to sit back and hear them add their own voices to the drones. Here’s a recording:
Galvanize visual artist Claire Orme riffed on the Exquisite Corpse idea, producing blindfolded live drawing throughout the concert.
More recordings, images, and videos will be online soon. Head over togalvanizeensemble.co.uk for up to date info on our next performance (hint, it’s in the north of England).