P O P – U P C I R C U S VI @ WANDSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 17th MAY 2013
*(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIMING AND VENUE)*
Pop-Up Circus VI is taking place this Friday 17th May as part of Wandsworth Arts Festival. Invited by Rosie Freeman and Eleanor Barrett from The Brick Box, we bring to you a unique mix of music, art, performance and theatre for an evening of delights…and all totally free of charge! Contrary to previous announcements, the event is now taking place inside at:
Battersea Mess & Music Hall
51 Lavender Gardens
FREE ENTRY 6pm – 11pm
Thank you so much to everyone that came down to the My Guess launch at The Vortex on Wednesday and made the night so special and memorable! A lasting memento will be this beautiful painting, painted live during the Thought-Fox set by the wonderful Gina Southgate.
‘Thought-Fox’ by Gina Southgate
acrylic on board (112 x 82 cm)
On Wednesday 8th May Pop-Up Circus & The Vortex present a multi-disciplinary night celebrating the launch of Thought-Fox‘s debut album ‘My Guess‘, released on Diatribe Records. The evening commences with a performance by visual artist Louise Ward, whose work is featured on the album cover, followed by a live set by Thought-Fox featuring songs from ‘My Guess’ and then a DJ set featuring experimental dance remixes of Thought-Fox’s music.
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Wednesday 8th May 2013
The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
Doors: 8pm | Admission: £9
Overgound: Dalston Kingsland / Dalston Junction
Buses: 149, 67, 243, 30, 76, 38, 56, 277
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Thought-Fox is an award winning jazz quintet created by Dublin-born/London-based vocalist Lauren Kinsella. The quintet take their name from a Ted Hughes poem written in his 1957 collection ‘Hawk in the Rain’. The poem is used as a springboard for approaching song and group interplay, with Lauren’s use of text bringing the listener closer to the music while the group explores extended vocal technique, odd-time grooves and traditional jazz harmony. Thought-Fox has performed at many leading European festivals including 12 Points Festival, Porto; London Jazz Festival; Songlines Encounters Festival, London; European Jazz Nights Festival, Oslo; and Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland.
Louise Ward is an Irish artist based in Dublin and New York. Her work involves performing sets of minimal actions, incorporating sculptural objects and sound. Her work has recently been shown at esteemed art hubs Cage, Roth and Location One, New York, among other venues. Ward’s sensibilities are anchored in shifting perspectives of behaviour – the politics of everyday, between internalized worlds of pleasure and external systems in society. Tonight she will present her new workWith heads lit up.
Diatribe Records is Ireland’s leading label for new music, contemporary jazz and electonic arts. Since its formation in 2007 Diatribe has produced 22 internationally critically-acclaimed titles and a further 8 releases are scheduled for 2013/14. Diatribe was nominated for the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards 2012 and 2013, had a title in the Irish Times ‘Top Ten Albums of 2011′ and 4 tracks included on the IASCA compilation CD ‘Music from Ireland’ produced for delegations of Barack Obama and The Queen. In 2013 they became the first Irish label to receive an AllAboutJazz label profile feature.
“Given Kinsella’s striking voice and delivery, it says much for the group chemistry that each voice in Thought-Fox is an integral part. The rhythm, melody and lyricism inherent in these compositions should appeal to those who enjoy a good tune, while there’s enough of an edge to satisfy seekers of greater experimentation in their jazz. Original and highly satisfying, My Guess rather tantalizingly holds the promise of greater things yet to come.” – All About Jazz
“A crisp contemporary take on Dave Holland and Steve Coleman.” – The Irish Times
“Attractive music with energy… a compleat band” – Canberra Jazz
“These musicians are undoubtedly devoted to their art – you can even pin point the moments they become lost in their own off beat compositions. The collision of sonorous rhythm and a backdrop of chaos make for a fervid debut.” – The Sunday Times
Thanks to everyone who came down to The Arch Gallery to see Kieran McLeod’s Human Resource System and Matthew McCright. A delightful evening of music and fun was had! And now back to hatching plans for our next Pop-Up…
HUMAN RESOURCE SYSTEM
Matthew McCright (solo piano set)
Friday 15th March
The Arch Gallery
7.30pm | £8/5
This week we’ve set up camp at The Arch Gallery for a new project entitled ‘Human Resource System’, the brainchild of Scottish trombonist / composer Kieran McLeod. Thirty Jazz Musicians come together in one room for one week working 9 till 5. Over the week HRS will create brand new compositions together and learn music by ear. They will also use ‘Live Direction’, a piece of software Kieran has written that allows live control over the notes, dynamics and rhythm of each member of HRS. Human Resource System will form an organic body of 30 minds that creates intricate and beautiful improvised music. This intensely productive week will culminate in a performance by the big band on Friday 15th March.
The first set will be a solo piano recital by American pianist Matthew McCright, as part of his UK tour. He performs virtuosic works by Kaija Saariaho, Thomas Adès & Justin Merritt.
We hope you can make it!
The three winning raffle tickets are:
146 – A free print
205 – Lifetime free entry to ticketed Dash Café events
241 – Lifetime free entry to Pop-Up Circus events
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A Platform for Contemporary Activity
The evening will be a mix of contemporary and traditional music and short films from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, and other former Soviet Union states, featuring a new musical ensemble comprising of:
This new ensemble unites four highly regarded London-based musicians, two from the contemporary classical idiom and two improvising musicians. Music will vary from Russian folk ballads to arrangements of virtuosic solo violin repertoire.