4th August / 7pm (7.15pm start) / St George's Church, Colegate, Norwich / £9 (£5 Concs.) -
The 4th August 2017 marks 12 months since our inaugural Plink Plonk show (featuring David Ross and John Butcher) and to celebrate all we have achieved since then, we’re delighted to present a very special programme of improvised music and collaboration in the fantastic acoustic spaces at St George's Church:
Luke Abbott & Thomas Stone / Brotherhood of Sang (Joe & Luke Sanger) / Plonk Ensemble perform Christian Wolff's 'Stones' / FREE daytime workshop with David Ross / 'Resonant Structures' interactive sound installation by Oliver Payne
Norwich based electronic music producer, composer and improviser Luke Abbott will perform his unique blend of modular textures and pulses in collaboration with Thomas Stone, for the first time. Alongside an impressive catalogue of written modern-classical music and winning NonClassical's battle of the bands, Thomas improvises with 'activated percussion', contrabassoon and electronics.
Japan-based shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute) master, Joe Sanger and electronic music producer, sound designer and composer, Luke Sanger are Norfolk-born brothers that have developed a truly distinctive musical relationship with 'Brotherhood of Sang'. Joe and Luke will deliver an improvised performance of wheezy, psychedelic electronic synth tones together with the mesmeric allure of the Japanese shakuhachi.
Opening the evening will be a short performance by the 'Plonk Ensemble' - this performance will be the culmination of a FREE daytime workshop, facilitated by electronics improviser, David Ross.
The workshop - informed by Christian Wolff's piece 'Stones' - will consist of two definable parts. Firstly, participants will create bespoke contact microphones from scratch which will be used in performance to amplify each player. The second part will focus on the intricacies of creating improvised music using stones and objects of various sizes and the communicative process of creating a real-time composition with a large ensemble.
The workshop is 10am - 3pm at Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colegate, NR3 1BN. It is free to attend and all materials are provided.
Sound artist, Oliver Payne will create a bespoke installation called 'Resonant Structures'; A large sheet of prefabricated cladding that is recorded and amplified in real-time to create patterns of feedback that can be manipulated by bending and distorting the material.
Tickets can be bought here: Anniversary tickets
FREE workshop places (limited) can be reserved here: Workshop tickets
The event poster by Tazelaar Stevenson will be available to purchase at the event as an A3 risograph print on sugar paper.