Otto Willberg & Friends – ‘Letters To The Editors’

21 November 2015 / 5-8pm

Katherine MacBride – ‘love/torture 2015 (after Ulrike Müller)’

After leading an afternoon workshop on methods of inner, active and attentive listening, Katherine MacBride will present a text-video performance that develops her recent work to pick at the tangled threads of material co-existence.

Taking as her starting point the ‘I, we and youse’ of a global constellation of silicone beads, acidic effluents, run off from agri-chemicals, baby wipes and the illegally dumped toxic waste hidden under super injunctions, she skirts the edges of the complex materiality of capital flows. It’s a messy business.

Stuart Arnot – ‘contingency against a-contingency’

If improvisation happens in a cycle of listening and response, then what are the promises and problems of solo improvisation? Playing on the tension between control and contingency in improvisation, Stuart’s performance sets up an ersatz dialogue with his collective selves and prods at the possibilities of improvising solo. Stuart can usually be heard playing in the bricolage-sound poetry-free jazz duo, Acrid Lactations, and he runs the Total Vermin tape label.

Otto Wilberg and Kelly Jayne Jones – ‘Letters to the Editors’

To coincide with the Launch Pad exhibition DANCEHALL 11, Psykick Dancehall have invited Wilberg and Jones to respond to the exhibition, their own version of a letter to the editors of DANCEHALL 11.

Otto Willberg is a composer and improviser with an open attitude towards the possibilities of what music can and should be. He regularly performs with the likes of Pascal Nichols, THF Drenching and David Birchall
amongst others.

Kelly Jayne Jones is a sound artist and improviser who works with sonic textures from a sound archive that is constantly evolving. Inspiration is taken from the recording of concrete sounds, building up compositional balance/unbalance, harmony/disharmony and experimenting with the combinations of sounds. As part of Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides she has performed at Tate Modern, MoMA, NYC and dOCUMENTA 13.

Free / booking not required.