THURSDAY 11th MAY
(Pre ATP show!)
Imaginary Folk is a NYC-based improvisation group that has been performing since 2004. The group's name refers to the music played as well as its ensemble members; improvisation is explored as a method of reinventing musical worlds through live performance and a sentimental attachment to recorded music, as well as a way of imagining, improvising, and performing who we are as people. Imaginary Folk seeks to draw all music towards the "public domain", where, facilitated by recording technology, music is dissolved as intellectual property and re-dispersed as an agent for a personalized link to culture and its differences. The group's members collectively have backgrounds in klezmer, chamber music, jazz, and composition. Current projects include a CD to be released by I & Ear Records in 2005 and an appearance at the 2006 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the UK.
FORMELY WOE, SOUTHENDâ€™S LIBEREZ TAKE ON A LOOSER FORM TO THEIR PREVIOUS INCARNATION: SUBTLE CRACKLY TEXTURES; BARRAGES OF DENSE SOUND; DRIFTING, SLOWLY EVOLVING DRONES; BUTCHERED SAX SQUALLS.
THE GOOD ANNA:
The Good Anna are a relatively new band in Nottingham, both literally, and sonicallyâ€¦ The sounds they made are totally wild, free and improvised. Pfarmfarm drums for Designer Babies and has an effortless style and grace with his experimental drum style, he is very much like a young Chris Corsano, which in my opinion is never a bad thing, as he is probably one of the greatest drummers around these days. Guitar work is also really experimental by Geckolord; I think paper clips or something like that were flying off his guitar at one point. It sounded amazing, but appeared to confuse a lot of people.
DOORS: 8pm â€“ 2am
Bardens Boudoir: 38-44 Stoke Newington Rd.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest overground is Dalston-Kingsland (two stops from Highbury & Islington tube), Bardens is then a five minute walk up Kingsland Road.
Buses 67, 76, 149 and 243 stop on our doorstep. Buses 149, 243 and 76 operate all night.
Buses 242, 30, 38, 56 all go to Dalston Junction which is a five minute walk up to Bardens. Buses 38 and 242 operate all night.