Fleck

Date: 
13 - 17 May 2015

Fleck is an experiment in new musical storytelling; a tour that crosses lines of genre, medium and practice in search ofunexpected connections and new forms. Created collaboratively between Another Contemporary Music ensemble and Joe Snape, a core of five musicians will tour venues through five English cities.

The programme of all-new works centres on Fleck, Flob, Flop: a new large-scale work by Joe Snape for chamberensemble, electronics and live-typed text projection. The sixteen-part piece explodes a mythical dispute between abeautiful bird and an ugly fish into a contemporary sonic drama. Documenting the complicated relationship betweenan elderly lady, her infirm husband, her onetime lodger and the audience, it poses big questions about love, death,and difference in small, off-kilter ways. Expect xylophonic melodies, half-working synthesisers and a kaleidoscope ofweird, multi-coloured counterpoints.

Also featured at each of the five dates are new works by composers and ACM founders Michael Cutting and VitalijaGlovackyte. Whole pieces in their own right, each offers extensions and negations to the narrative world of Fleck,Flob, Flop, and idiosyncratic takes on the challenge of musical storytelling. Accompanied by a fresh commission froma local guest musician or collective in each city, every performance is set to become a unique, collaborative event.

FLECK from ACM on Vimeo.

These events are co-produced with Sound and Music as part of the 2014/15 Touring programme, find out more about the events we're supporting here.

Tour Dates 

13.05.15 – Apiary Studios, London: w / Bastard Assignments

14.05.15 – Vivid Projects, Birmingham: w / Darren Joyce [Modified Toy Orchestra]

15.05.15 – S1 Artspace, Sheffield: w / Andy Ingamells [Los Caballeros]

16.05.15 – Metal Culture Liverpool: w / Immix Ensemble

17.05.15 – International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester: w / ACM Full Ensemble

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