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Mick Beck’s Splendid Big Band, Gated Community


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.

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 Sound

Review of Notes on Conceptualism at Transveral Inflections –

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)




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.


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