Miles of Smiles presents:
NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS
Tuesday 3 November, 7pm
St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LG
£13.50 adv. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/50015
JACK ROSE & THE BLACK TWIGS
PETER KNIGHT & TREVOR WATTS
TOM JAMES SCOTT
Sunday 8 November, 7.30pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY
£8 adv. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54483
On Tuesday 3rd November, FENNESZ will fill the splendid Palladian interior of St-Giles-in-the-Fields with his immense, detailed and supremely moving compositions for guitar and laptop. Expect the stones of the church to sing in communion with his naturalistic drone symphonies.
In support, GROUPER returns for her first London show since 2007, allowing a first opportunity to hear songs from Dragging a Dead Dear Up a Hill, upon which dissolved tendrils of guitar and vocal are poured into luminous pools of half-song that recall the Cocteau Twins and AR Kane.
We are also thrilled to welcome a first UK date for NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS, a French duo who craft beguiling and intensely intimate pieces, knotted branches in a family tree that join them to the likes of Mi and Lau, Paavoharju and Galaxie 500.
Tickets for this one are disappearing quickly, so please book soon to ensure your attendance!
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The Following Sunday, we continue our series of outsider folk showcases in conjunction with the EFDSS at Cecil Sharp House. Across 8 solo albums for the likes of Locust, Eclipse and VHF, Pelt founder JACK ROSE’s layered, eternal raga blues has brought him to peerage alongside the likes of John Fahey and Pandit Pran Nath. Here he switches camp fire for hoe-down, as the mercurial fog of his playing wreaths itself around the joyous, jigging bones of THE BLACK TWIGS’ old-time bluegrass.
Also unmissable are the mesmerising dryadic dialogues between Steeleye Span fiddle player PETER KNIGHT and Archie Shepp/Don Cherry confederate TREVOR WATTS. Keening, searing triangulations which expose the common topography of British folk, jazz/improv and global indigenous musics.
The show will be opened by Bo'Weavil's Barrow-born, London-based guitarist TOM JAMES SCOTT, whose clear-toned, harmonic compositions arrive in a many-splendored, music-box cascade.