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Mick Beck’s Splendid Big Band, Gated Community

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ALAN HALSEY & MICK BECK
Sound Poems

Gated Community is a collective improvising group formed by Mick Beck in 2005. Membership ranges from 10 to 15, and in this performance there will be 14 -

> Martin Archer : sopranino sax, bass clarinet, bass recorder
> Geoff Bright : saxophones and voice
> Neil Carver : guitar and effects
> Stephen Chase : guitar and other sounds
> Charlie Collins : drums, percussion
> Sarah Henderson : cello
> Lyn Hodnett : trumpet, voice
> John Jasnoch : lap-steel guitar
> Steve Jouanny : electric bass
> Herve Perez : soprano sax
> Mark Ridler : guitar
> Pete White : voice.
> Gillian Whiteley : piano
> Mick Beck : the motivator, tenor sax, bassoon, whistles.

THURSDAY 19th JANUARY
THE LANTERN THEATRE
18 Kenwood Park Road
Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1NF.
Doors open at 7:30 for 8pm Start
£7 waged, £5 unwaged.

Alan Halsey and Mick Beck performing Hugo Ball poems at September’s The Other Room

Halsey (vocals) and Beck (sax and bassoon) perform six poems by dada man Hugo Ball at The Other Room 28, September 2011.

Preview of The Other Room 28 performer Vanessa Place

Preview of Vanessa Place for Monday 26th September’s event at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation (more details in middle column). Also up are Mick Beck & Alan Halsey (performing Hugo Ball poems) and Phil Hall.

Page at Penn Soundhttp://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Place.php

Review of Notes on Conceptualism at Transveral Inflections – http://tinyurl.com/33jqkhg

Preview of The Other Room 28 performer Phil Hall

Some taster links for Phil Hall who reads on Monday September 26th at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester (see middle column for more details). Other performers are Vanessa Place and Mick Beck & Alan Halsey (performing Hugo Ball poems)

INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS POETRY At OPEN BOOK TORONTOhttp://tinyurl.com/y82m22a

SOME POEMS IN JACKET – http://tinyurl.com/3k9vq5l

 

Preview of Other Room 28 Performer Alan Halsey

Alan Halsey will perform some Hugo Ball poems at the next Other Room event alongside Mick Beck, Monday 26th September, at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation (more deatils in the middle column). Also performing Vanessa Place and Phil Hall. Some of Alan’s recent work with sound is his involvement with the anti-choir Juxtavoices.

Here’s a clip:

Preview of Other Room 28 Performer Mick Beck

Mick Beck will perform Hugo Ball poems alongside Alan Halsey at the next Other Room, Monday 26th September at The International Burgess Foundation (more details in the middle column of this website). Other performers are Vanessa Place and Phil Hall. Here are two clips:

With the Squarepusher jazz trio

Gig at Mick’s house

Juxtavoices in Sheffield

The next Sheffield appearance for Martin Archer & Alan Halsey’s 25+ voice anti-choir will be at the annual Art in the Gardens event in the Botanical Gardens.

The group will be playing three different sets during the course of the afternoon: 12.30pm – Pavilion 1.30pm – Bear Pit 3.00pm – Bear Pit Works to be performed include Hugo Ball’s Dadaist sound poem Karawane, plus semi-improvised pieces based on texts by Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein and Alan Halsey. Admission price is to the whole event, which centres around exhibitions by locally based artists.

SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2011 BOTANICAL GARDENS, CLARKEHOUSE ROAD, SHEFFIELD £6 NOTES & SOUNDS presents Mick Beck tenor sax & bassoon Martin Archer reeds & electronic effects Steve Chase guitar & miscellaneous A brilliant and curious selection of left field exponents.

MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2011 THE RED DEER, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD 8pm £3.00/2.00 concessions.

Coming up this September

We are delighted to announce an extra Other Room evening, this autumn at Manchester’s Anthony Burgess Centre on September 26th. This will feature Phil Hall, Alan Halsey performing six works of Hugo Ball accompanied by Mick Beck on bassoon and saxophone and Vanessa Place. More details to follow.

D A D A D O L L Z

POETRY READING – BOOK LAUNCH – PERFORMANCE – MUSIC

Astounding, Ground-Breaking, Subversive: a Celebration of the DADA dolls & art of Emmy Hennings, Hannah Höch, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
CHRISTINE KENNEDY
Hobby Horse: A PUPPET PLAY FOR CABARET VOLTAIRE

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DAVID ANNWN, MICK BECK & JOHN COWEY
RunDADAnella: A ROUND DANCE POEM WITH MUSIC TUESDAY 24th May

£5.00 (Waged) & £3.00 (Unwaged) – Wine provided
8.00pm for 8.30 start

Over the Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, SHEFFIELD S11 9AU Access by 22 or 10 buses, near the Union pub. Easy parking.

ABOUT DADADOLLZ
The Over The Top music series hosts this evening of poetry with performance and music as the Sheffield launch of the publication of Dadadollz. Dadadollz celebrates the women Dada artists of the Cabaret Voltaire at the great moment of flowering of modern and radical art during the years of the First World War. Dada artists, Emmy Hennings, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hannah Hoch made and exhibited dolls for plays, revue catalogues, posters and photographs. ‘The Stag King’ was a Puppet play for Dada Zurich. Hoch’s photo-collages also featured myriad dolls.Dadadollz is a collaboration where Christine Kennedy and David Annwn have created new doll works and images: a Puppet play and a RunDADanella, or round-song and live music, to celebrate these women’s achievements. The Hadron Collider and Elle are just two of the artifacts drawn into the vortex.

Dadadollz is published in 2010 by ISPress ISBN 0-9533897-5-8
Copies are available at the Sheffield event on 24th April, and by post from ISPress, 3 Westfield Park College Grove, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England WF1 3RP

Christine Kennedy is a writer and artist based in Sheffield, and David Annwn is a poet based in Wakefield. David’s live project also involves haunting and playful neo-Dadaist collaboration with saxophonist Mick Beck and guitarist John Cowey.

These innovative musicians gleefully take the RunDADAnella apart from the inside, Mick’s magisterial, unpredictable free-form and John’s skilful feel for cabaret folk opening new musical perspectives, sparring and combining in irrepressible high spirits. This is a real first for poetry and music, in Sheffield & everywhere.

Counting Backwards 3 Tonight

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