Atari Punk Girls with Loula Yorke workshop and performance featuring Taz Cobalt and Loula Yorke solo
23 March / Shoe Factory Social Club, NR3 3AF / 19:00 - 21:30 / FREE
Female-led workshop for girls aged 9 - 14, designed to encourage confidence and participation in STEM activities, and foster an interest in creating electronic music, two fields in which women are currently hugely under-represented. WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED.
The Atari Punk Girls will open a special Plink Plonk evening with a short improvised electronic piece in collaboration with Loula Yorke. Following on will be a solo performance of woozy, entrancing voice-based music from Taz Cobalt. To end the night Loula Yorke will perform a solo set for modular synth and electronics.
Loula Yorke is a live artist and noise-maker whose time-based practice dances in the spaces where techno meets leftism. Her primary instrument is a modular synthesiser housed in a roughly-hewn hunk of log.
As one half of TR-33N, Loula has performed live at Glastonbury Festival and Boomtown, and had collaborative work broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
PLANKESTRA PRESENTS Plank Trio#1 and Dave Pullin solo
10 March / Studio20, NR3 1LA / 19:00 - 21:00 / £5 on door
Plankestra Presents is a new series of live events which showcase groupings and ensembles developed within 'The Plank' workshops, alongside live drawing from visual artists from within the group.
'The Plank' is the Norfolk & Norwich Sonic Arts Collective's twice monthly meet up for artists and musicians interested in collaborating with others, developing their practice and socialising with other improvisers.
'The Plank' has existed for two years and in that time we have met over 30 members, Plankestra Presents purpose is to provide a platform for smaller groups and ensembles (for this launch event, chosen from a hat) and to highlight emerging and experienced improvisers in Norfolk and Norwich, through an invited solo performance.
Poster image; live workshop response by Paul Levy.
Ear of the Edgeland
We’re delighted to share ‘Broadsound’; the first in a series of podcasts called ‘Ear of the Edgeland’ that takes an explorative and alternative look at Norfolk.
This first episode features naturalist, Mark Cocker and writer, Jean McNeil as they observe the landscape whilst on the 12:36 train from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.
Also featured is new music by Surlingham based duo The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) which was recorded in Surlingham church. Accompanying the music are beautiful binaural field recordings made by Ollie Hall and Richard Fair.
2 June / £15 workshop (with free entry to show) / TBC!
We have the immense pleasure of hosting the legendary (word not used lightly) musician, improviser and activist on his 2019 tour of Europe.
As well as an evening solo performance we have a unique opportunity to offer places on a special workshop with Chabourne, called 'A Song For A Square'. The workshop will be about hanging out and writing and improvising music as a group. Alongside many spontaneous possibilities we will write a song for Anglia Square; contributing to its obituary, giving it a theme tune, or perhaps a celebration of its future...
Workshop places (2-5pm) are £15 and include free entry to the evening performance. Norwich (NR3) based. Strictly limited, purchased here.
America’s “only anarcho-paramilitary-electro-folkie-troubadelic-matador”, his music as “gonzo audio journalism” that “pushes traditional music to its edge and makes it jump”
23 February / Space Studios, NR2 1HZ / 20:00 - 00:00 / £FREE
Three nights already announced with some excellent music planned including Loula Yorke, Luke Abbott, Nik Void and PyPT LiM. The first event on the 23rd February features our friends Luke Sanger and Mike Page.
Social vibes, friendly atmosphere and great food.
Mike Page playing music you might expect to hear at Dream Space.
Plink Plonk, The Plank, YARMONICS and PLANKESTRA PRESENTS are projects produced by the;