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Call for Performers of all kinds / Performance@Live Music Venue in London

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Coocoolili are looking for collaborators for their upcoming live music/performance evening on the 5th of December at Jamboree Live Music Venue in Limehouse! Coocoolili is a group of musicians and performers presenting an evening of a variety of acts brought together under a common theme; an evening of music, songs, spoken word, performance, dance, quirky tomfooleries, profound ideas and profanities. We are explorers of uncharted silliness and seas of trouble, intoxicated with fumes of general infatuation, on an artistic quest in search of the holy whale. Through music, text and a variety of integrated media, we interpret realities, we tell stories, we create a space where informal sharing can happen, and we want to offer a relaxed, warm evening among stranger friends and acquaintances. We are open to ideas and invitations but small talk is prohibited.

The theme for our December event is "Unlove Affairs" and we are looking for any kind of performance on this theme that is 10-20 minutes long. We are open to all sorts of creative interpretations of the theme, no matter how absurd most people would think they are. Just send us an email with a bit about yourself and a sample of your work and we will be in touch with you. Our events are free with optional donation, so unfortunately we are unable to pay a proper artist fee. You will get half price drinks at the bar and of course the donations will be shared equally by all participants.
 

Deadline: 
11/17/2017

Artistic Directors Series #008: ESKA

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Brighter Sound is delighted to announce an artistic residency with Mercury Prize-nominated singer and multi-instrumentalist ESKA.

Brighter Sound is looking for 15 talented emerging musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, actors, performers and visual artists who embrace creativity and invention to take part in a four-day residency with ESKA from Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May inclusive.

The residency will be entitled, “Are You Here?”, and participants will collaborate with ESKA to create and record new music, performance and visuals that will be showcased at Manchester’s iconic music venue Band on the Wall on 28 May.

Zimbabwe-born, London-raised singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ESKA will lead a four-day residency for 15 emerging musicians, performers and visual artists from across the UK.

ESKA defies categorisation, blending soul, folk-pop, jazz, electronica and blues. Her twenty-year career has taken her around the world, collaborating with artists including Grace Jones, UNKLE and Tony Allen. In 2015, ESKA released her self-titled debut album to rave reviews, earning a Mercury Prize nomination

We asked ESKA to describe what excited her about this opportunity:

“For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” – Hugo Ball, founder of DADA, 1916.

This is art’s ‘call to arms’! The barometer of success of this process will be how we are able to challenge ourselves and our audience to think…and think again about the current times we are living in. Working across various art forms, I hope this will also be an opportunity for collaboration, to get a different perspective on the role and function of our art, to challenge notions of performance and the role of the audience in response to our creations. If you, like me, are struggling to grasp what’s going on in the world, here is a chance to make a response to that. Excited? So am I.” – ESKA

“It’s the sort of opportunity that money can’t buy… that can give someone the boost they need for stepping on into the next generation of British music” – Bethan Morgan-Williams, previous residency participant.

Application Information

Dates: Thurs 25 – Sun 28 May

Showcase: Sun 28 May, 8pm

Applicants must be:

  • aged over 18
  • from or based in the UK
  • available to attend all session dates in person

This opportunity is open to any emerging musician, dancer, photographer, filmmaker, graffiti artist, fine artist, visual artist who embraces creativity and invention. You do not need to hold a qualification or a degree as selection will be based on your experience, quality of musicianship / work and the potential for this opportunity to impact on your career.

We anticipate a group of up to 10 musicians and 5 artists from other disciplines.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sun 9 Apr, 11pm

Successful applicants will be notified no later than Fri 28 Apr. 

Apply for Artistic Directors Series #008 with ESKA

You can download the application questions so that you can prepare your answers, but applications must be submitted online.*

Book tickets for the showcase

*We are committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

Expenses

Each participant will receive:

  • 1 x return rail fare to (or fuel expenses) to Manchester from your home location (if necessary), arriving on Thurs 25 May, departing on Mon 29 May, or after final performance on Sun 28 May if preferred.
  • Accommodation in Manchester (if required) for four nights. Arrive Thurs 25 May – depart Mon 29 May.
  • £20 per diems each day 
Deadline: 
04/09/2017
Fee Detail: 
Free

Noizemaschin!! London #10

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Noizemaschin!! London #10

 

See out the year with a Quality Street-style selection of our finest noise-makers from all across the land!

£5

7:15pm

Monday 9th December

Amersham Arms

New Cross

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130337703749284/

Twitter: @Noizemaschin

Line-up:

Francesca Ter-Berg - Experimental cello meets folk improvisation
https://soundcloud.com/francescaterberg

Portia Winters - Performs material from her new project 'Starflesh', gathering songs and improvisations with blurred edges
http://portiawinters.weebly.com/

James Malone & Joe Wright - Free improvisation for guitar and saxophones
http://jmslmalone94.wixsite.com/jamesmalone
http://joewrightmusic.co.uk/

IlSantoBevitore - Hypnotic texture of low bass frequencies, harsh and bright distortions, supported by layers of acoustic percussions and minimal technoide-beat
https://soundcloud.com/user-268158975

Thomas Stone - Performs a new contrabasson and electronics work, fusing dark ambient soundscapes with contemporary new music, drone, noise and minimal tech
http://www.thomasstonemusic.com/

Stephen James - Busted up guitar noise and found percussion
http://folknwords.tumblr.com/

Yoni Silver - Spectrally manipulated, amplified bass clarinet improvisation
https://yonisilver.wordpress.com/

Dee Byrne - Freewheeling jazz-fused experimentation!
https://deebyrnemusic.com/

Also, check out the Noizemaschin!! website: www.noizemaschin.com for more information on our international network of experimental music making!

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