Tour: Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Announced

Monday 4th July - Saturday 9th July
Various - Touring the UK
Produced by: 
Alison Blunt with support from Sound and Music

Sound and Music is delighted to be supporting Alison Blunt's latest tour, A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Homage to Gertrude Stein, which will hit the UK this summer. 

Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Homage to Gertrude Stein

'Rose...' draws on the famous recipes and writings of Alice B. Toklas (namely the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook), literary material of writer Gertrude Stein and extracts from 'Solo for Voice' by highly acclaimed Austrian composer Elisabeth Harnik, devised and performed by the ensemble.  Amplified sounds produced by the live cooking are an integral part of the performance.

Alison Blunt (UK)Elisabeth Harnik (AT), Gina Mattiello (AT/IT) and Heidi Richter (AT) first created and performed 'Rose...', a live cooking, music and text work to celebrate International Women's Day 2012 in the historic space of Kulturpension Prenning in Styria. 

'Rose...' was extremely well-received by an audience largely new to contemporary art music and the four felt mutually inspired by the experience of creating and performing together.  A 2nd performance took place at Echoraum, Vienna in April this year and the ensemble are delighted to have the opportunity to share 'Rose...' with English audiences in early July.  

Ahead of her upcoming tour Alison wrote a blog for The Sampler, read all about it here >>

Tour Dates 

Monday 4th July  

Leytonstone Festival // London // Entry free 

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Tuesday 5th July

Sophie's Barn // Chacombe // 19.30 // Entry free 

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Wednesday 6th July

The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House // Suffolk // 19:00 // Entry free 

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Friday 8th July

Victoria Hall // Settle // 20:00 // Tickets £13.00 Under 18s £5.00

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Saturday 9th July

Ulverston Parish Rooms // Ulverston // 20:00 // Tickets £5.00 Conc £3.00

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About Alison Blunt 

'Alison Blunt’s playing is unique. Eerie, gut-ripping rattles and chokes from hell are interrupted by ringing notes of heavenly hope. I have never heard anything like it…' Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express

Alison Blunt was born in Mombasa, Kenya, grew up in Nairobi and subsequently in the Lake District, UK. Finding her way from a classical violin training at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alison’s fascination with sound, motion and space has led her into national and international projects exploring the boundaries between art forms and genres and creating, performing and recording new music.  She has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the USA with her collaborations and projects - to name a few; 'music terrorist' string trio Barrel, Gianni Mimmo/Alison Blunt, HANAM Quintet, Barcode Quartet, Reciprocal Uncles and Aunt, Pierette Ensemble and Berlin Improvisers Orchestra.

Blunt has worked with a diverse array of artists and ensembles including Apartment House, Apocryphal Theatre Company, Renee Baker, Julia Barclay-Morton, Viv Corringham, Guy Dartnell, John Edwards, Experiments in Spontaneous Performance, Annette Giesriegl, Vinny Golia, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Cat Hope, Birthe Jorgensen, Josef Klammer, Hannah Marshall, Neil Metcalfe, Gino Robair, John Russell, Evan Parker, Mark Sanders, Typewriter's Collective and Michael Zerang. Her activities include commissions for radio, film, theatre, dance and performing, composing, arranging and recording all kinds of music. Alison refuses to be pigeonholed.

Find out more about Alison and her work here >>



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