We at The Rose Hill are excited to present and perform as part of Braided Sound for its Brighton debut
BraidedSOUND is a series of improvisational site-specific experimental ensembles that operate off a graphic score designed by Jesse Perlstein.
Jesse says ‘ Every performance is a chance to rethink the very building blocks upon which my compositional practice is founded, but invitational opportunities to perform with new creative collaborators in far away countries welcome both excitement and logistical challenges’
While this project draws on a deep familiarity with graphically notated score history, from that of Cage and Cardew and Stockhausen among many others, BraidedSOUND distances itself from the aesthetics and behaviors of "concert music" almost entirely—we are rather seeking to explore and define a contemporary use of the graphic score as a map, the compass and legend of which must be figured out with every single new performance, by every participating artist, together as a unit, in every new space and every different city, and using the hybrid sonic avenues of electronic and acoustic elements as its toolkit.
[brighton ensemble] - strings, vox & electronics
1. Kassia Zermon//Bunty (vox + electronics)
'Great Voice' BBC radio 6 Tom Robinson 'Brighton's Rising star' BBC radio 3 Nick Luscombe 'HA ! We have never had such a visual music show on radio' BBC 4 Clive Anderson
Multi- dimensional artist Kassia Zermon aka Bunty is a unique force best known for pioneering underground experimental vocal loop shows and fronting UK leading Dub act Resonators. Bunty's distinctive voice has been championed by likes of Rodigan, Mark Lamar and BBC 6 taste makers Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne. Hard to fit into any box this lady's influences are huge, bringing her Jewish Morrocan Londoner roots to create her own blend of raw avant – pop music. Bunty's powerful avant- pop orchestra has been compared to FKA Twiggs and Tune-Yards. Combining the rawness of early M.I.A with the lyrical espionage of Tom Waits and a voice that can sound as sweet as Ella Fitzgerald (on Acid).
2. Johanna Bramli (vox + electronics)
French-Swedish musician, composer and sound artist Johanna Bramli blends found sounds, drones, DIY noise devices, and harmonised vocals to create melodic, dreamy yet haunting soundscapes. She uses textural sounds with a melodic sensibility that sets the scene for a cinematic experience.
She is one half of motorik pop band Fröst and is interested in exploring the gap between experimental noise and pop. In her solo work, she attempts to bring elements of melodic and pop structures to experimental sounds and textures. Her debut EP Spirals was released on Little Miss Echo.
3. Jesse Perlstein (vocals & field recordings/tapes)
Jesse is a multi-disciplinary artist born and based out of New York City. He has spent the last decade creating cross-genre works that often blend the mediums of sound, visual art, prose & interactive room installations, focusing on the confluence between fantasy and reality and exploring their inseparable tangle. In his sonic art he works mostly with field recordings and vocal composition in his film scoring and live performance. Most prominently his stylings can be heard as ⅓ of the neo-classical trio Sontag Shogun which has toured all over the world and continues to release music. He is also the curator/creator of Braided Sound, a series consisting of combining graphic scores and improvisational ensembles.
4. Kev Nickells (violin)
Kev Nickells / Hákarl; violin, oud, guitar; Brighton; sleep deprivation qua method, harpies, vicissitudes &c. "Your music is covered in locks" - Verity Spott.
5. Jules Arthur (viola)
Jules Arthur is a producer and classical pianist/viola player/synth obsessor… His route to composition came through art: trained in sound art and installations at Oxford University, he went on to found the Beatabet Collective, a multidisciplinary coalition of artists, musicians, film-makers and dancers.
As a creative director he has co-produced and participated in numerous large-scale installations and cross-platform performances with Beatabet (WTF is Happening Now?, Brighton; All Fours, Shunt-London; White Night Brighton/Nuite Blanche Amiens; Maison Folie, Lille). He devised and co-ordinates the annual international arts residency Beatafarm (manning the main recording studio), and co-runs the Beatabet record label, which hosts some of the most exciting acts and musical creators from London and the South.
6. Alice Eldridge (cello)
Alice is a Cellist, Researcher, Educator. Playing with, listening to, thinking about sonic systems: musical, informatic & ecological.
7.30 - 11pm
£7 ADV / £8 OTD