SAT 11 JULY-SOUTH BY SOUTH ST. 1 DAY FESTIVAL W/ A HAWK AND A HACKSAW, SLEEPS IN OYSTERS, CHOPS + MORE... READING!
a fun day of live music and art.
the music is:
from new mexico, A HAWK AND HACKSAW!
a hawk and a hacksaw- a rooster, a gaggle of geese, bits of tin, two rivers (one in france, one in new mexico), a violinist who began playing at age three, a small cat who has three little kittens, an assortment of gongs, wooden percussive implements, and portable drums, the occasional jazz musician, or tuba player, an oud master, three accordions, a romanian brass band, 4 hungarian cosmopolitans and a stroh violin. there are four records, and an ep.
from london, SLEEPS IN OYSTERS!
they sleep in oysters. they are a girl and a boy from paisley and reading. this music is an electronic vernacular in popular song form – it is their imagination and honesty. they record at home and play live in other places, making the sounds with computers, voices, toys, glockenspiel, banjo, accordion, ukulele, old keyboards and other electronic machines.
from leeds, CHOPS!
CHOPS does its own work for whoever will listen. they dispense with the repertoire of knowledge and experience that is presumed to be required to appreciate art. they replace the elite, intellectual pleasure of "getting it" with the egalitarian fun-house pleasure of disorientation, of trying to understand something that you cannot. CHOPS makes you as one in anxious, enjoyable failure. you may become aware of the vast perceptual resources that await your command just beyond the threshold of your knowing. these, of course, can only be inferred on the rare occassions when they fail to serve your purposes. CHOPS provides picnics for these occassions.
from toronto, KATIE STELMANIS!
katie resides in toronto and makes music with her computer, heart and soul.
from cambridge & london, GLASS CELLO!
glass breaks, but the cello remains.
http://files.doubledotdash.org/tunes/gl ... culars.mp3
and from the royal county of berkshire!
HOLTONS OPULENT OOG!
HUNTING THE SHY!
MARK KNIGHT & THE WITCHES!
CLARK HAMMOND DUO!
there will also be various music related artworks, including a scratch orchestra, courtesy of local artists CJ CHANDLER, CATHERINE BROOKS, and SHEHNOOR AHMED!
there will also be food available, and a selection of local real ales, in addition to other alcoholic and non-alcoholic liquids.
there will also be stall where you can buy music from some of the artists playing, and also zines and other tidbits.
so. yes. this is going a nice fun day to spend with your friends, and some terribly interesting and exciting music and art.
tickets are £10 and available now from the reading arts website. i'd buy in advance, if i were you.
http://www.readingarts.com/southstreet/ ... F-A7818B05