Event: Art of Improvisers

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Date: 
15th to 22nd June 2017
Venue: 
Cafe Oto, London
Produced by: 
Curated by Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford as part of Composer-Curator

Art of Improvisers

Art of Improvisers is a festival curated by Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford which aims to affirm the importance of women in free improvisation and arts as part of Sound and Music's Composer-Curator programme.

It presents, in a variety of ways, both the back history and the current state of women in free improvisation. It also looks at free improvisation’s strong, but rarely noted, connection to visual work.

This show draws on a number of female artists who are part of the newer generation of free improvisers and also artists in different media. The exhibition will draw on an extensive body of previously unseen artwork, documentation and rich archive material. Exhibiting artists include Andie Brown, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Helen Frosi, Sharon Gal, Rie Nakajima, Helen Petts, Julie Pickard and Blanca Regina.

The programme presents workshops with Maggie Nicols, Sharon Gal and Helen Frosi and a talk closing the show. It brings together some of the founding members of the UK free improvisation music scene, plus new generations of musicians and artists, unveiling previously unknown aspects of their art. Joining the evening performances at Cafe Oto will be Steve Beresford, Mandhira de Saram, Terry Day, Julie Kjaer, Maggie Nicols and David Toop.

The schedule

>> Full schedule and ticket info here <<

Thursday 15th of June
Art of Improvisers Private View at Oto Projects 6 to 8pm. Free entry.
Performances at Cafe Oto. 8.30pm to 11pm. TICKETS £10 on the door £12 in advance and £8 for Cafe OTO members.
Mandhira de Saram & Steve Beresford | Helen Frosi & Blanca Regina | Julie Kjaer & Poulomi Desai | Tania Chen | Sharon Gal & Andie Brown

Friday 16th June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry
From Ear to Eye,  A sonic mapping/scoring workshop with Helen Frosi
2pm- 4pm. OTO Projects. 10 participants max. TICKETS £20

Performances at Cafe OTO  8pm to 11pm. TICKETS £10 on the door £12 in advance and £8 for OTO members.
Gina Southgate & Julie Pickard | Steve Beresford &Maggie Nicols  |David Toop & Blanca Regina | Terry Day & Rie Nakajima

Saturday 17th June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry
The Art Of Improvisation, a workshop with Maggie Nicols
2pm – 4pm at Oto Projects. 10 participants max. TICKETS £20

Sunday 18th June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry
Vocalise, a vocal workshop with Sharon Gal
2pm – 4pm at Oto Projects. 10 participants max. TICKETS £20

Tuesday 20th June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry
Art + Feminism event . 2 to 5pm at Oto Projects. 20 participants max. Free event. RSVP Art of Improvisers Private View

Wednesday 21st of June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry

Thursday 22nd of June
Art of Improvisers exhibition at OTO Projects 1 to 7pm. Free Entry
Closing events: ’Women in free improvisation’ talk with featured artists – 4 to 5 pm | Short performances from 5.30 to 6.30
Free entry. RSVP Art of Improvisers Private View

>> Full schedule and ticket info here <<


About Composer-Curator 

Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme. First launched in 2013, it supports entrepreneurial artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by curating their own events – tours, festivals and concert series – and thus celebrates a step of change in the world of live music touring. Composer-Curator not only creates a space for artists to produce new work; it enables them to hone their curational skills, generating a more sustainable form of practice that can positively impact the new music sector as a whole.

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Sound and Music's Composer-Curator programme is supported by

 

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Art of Improvisers is supported by:

Arts Council England
Cafe Oto
The British Music Collection
Sound and Music
Art+Feminism

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