Strange Umbrellas #21
Saturday 4 August 2018, 6–8pm V22 Louise House
Strange Umbrellas are unique events of experimental music, free improvisation, film and art in London and elsewhere.
Founded in 2013 by artist & curator Blanca Regina, free improvisor & composer Steve Beresford, later joined by experimental musician & musicologist Jack Goldstein and film curator & visual artist Pierre Bouvier Patron. The #21 edition brings a programme with national and international artists.
6.00 - Doors
6.30 - Jack Goldstein
6.45 - Soramimi film by Daisy Dickinson and Julia Laird
6.55 - Daniel Spicer/Paul Khimasia Morgan
7.25 - Break
7.40 - Steve Beresford/Charlotte Keeffe/Max Hattler
8.00 - Rodez film by Stefano Miraglia
8.10 - Blanca Regina/AvanacA
Solo: Jack Goldstein
Jack Goldstein makes Experimental Lo-fi Power Pop/Emo. His latest record, entitled ‘Sandwiches’, is a Brian Wilson-esque song-cycle set in an imagined interzone near the Oxford that Goldstein grew up in. He is also a musicologist and academic at Goldsmiths University and was awarded the Bob Gilmore Prize for Outstanding Work in Musicology for his dissertation on the influence of politics and brass bands.
Duo: Daniel Spicer/Paul Khimasia Morgan
Daniel Spicer is a writer, broadcaster, improviser and poet based in Brighton, UK. He writes about music for The Wire and Jazzwise magazines. His book on Turkish psychedelic music, 'The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965 to 1980', was published by Repeater Books in 2018. As an improviser, he has worked with artists as diverse as Adam Bohman, Dylan Nyoukis, Alan Wilkinson and Konstrukt.
Paul Khimasia Morgan is interested in detourning familiar musical instruments in improvised music settings. He currently uses amplified guitar body. He has performed in regular and ad-hoc groupings with Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina, Richard Sanderson, Simon Whetham, Seth Cooke, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Ryu Hankil and Charlotte Keeffe. His latest solo album, Peoplegrowold was released on Mark Wastell’s Confront label.
Trio: Steve Beresford/Charlotte Keeffe/Max Hattler
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years, working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Christian Marclay and Alterations. His work with Marclay has included mixed media pieces like ‘Screen Play’, ‘Ephemera’, ‘Graffiti Composition’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Pianorama’ and ‘Everyday’. He has also written songs, scored feature films, TV shows and commercials.
Max Hattler is an artist and academic who works with abstract animation, video installation and audiovisual performance. He holds a master's degree from the Royal College of Art and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. Max has performed live around the world including at Playgrounds Festival, Re-New Copenhagen, Expo Milan and many others. Max's current research focuses on synaesthetic experience and visual music, the narrative potential of abstract animation, and expanded artistic approaches to binocular vision.
Duo: Blanca Regina/Anavaca
AnavacA is a multifaceted communicator who expresses herself through arts and therapy. She has participated in various healing performances and psychomagic projects. She developed, with her hands and her voice, regression processes and has collaborated with artists and therapists for 20 years. She currently lives between Malaga and London.
Soramimi taps in to the rhythms of the forest, channelling the positive and negative energies through the red and blue masks and eventually creating an abstract piece of ritualistic occurrence. It was all shot on Super 8 in the mountains of Japan (Kanazawa, Nagano, and Yakushima Island) and features music by Grimm Grimm.
Julia Laird is a Scottish photographer and director based in London. She uses both digital and analogue photography and moving image to cover the areas and people around her, both in her home country and whilst travelling further afield.
Daisy Dickinson is a London-based director and visual artist whose work involves experimental short film, music video, projected installation and live visual performance. She is one half of the audio/visual collaboration ‘Adrena Adrena’, with ex-Boredom’s drummer E-da Kazuhisa, and is currently working as a visual addition to Seefeel, Grimm Grimm & Samuel Kerridge.
2 - Rodez
This is an exploration of the Rodez Cathedral and a study in colour, repetition and flickering, composed of 292 photographs.
Stefano Miraglia is an Italian-Spanish visual artist based in France. Merging digital video, analogue photographs, archival documents and autobiographical elements, his moving image work stands at the intersection between abstract art, experimental animation and diaristic cinema. His works have been screened at numerous international film festivals, including Transient Visions, Pesaro Film Festival, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Syros International Film Festival and Fracto.
Anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors open at 6pm
V22 Louise House
(Between Forest Hill Pools and Forest Hill Library)
Overground: Forest Hill
Bus: 122, 176, 197