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Modern Ritual: Charles Hayward, Laura Cannell & more on Friday 6th April 2018
[Modern Ritual] is a night of new performances exploring ideas of ritual through music and words, evoking real and fictional landscapes. It features solo sets from acclaimed musicians Charles Hayward, Laura Cannell and Hoofus, new sound performance/talks from writer & researchers Jennifer Lucy Allan and Luke Turner and a new collaboration between all of the artists and members of the audience.
[Modern Ritual] is ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual and provides a platform to premier new works in the UK.
“ What exactly had we just witnessed? A concert? A happening? An old-school variety show? Even by Café Oto’s left-field standards, it was an unusual evening. It opened with the writer Luke Turner taking to the east London venue’s stage to reminisce about cruising for sex in Epping Forest as a way of escaping depression; it ended, some 90 minutes later, with the musician Charles Hayward overturning preconceptions about percussion with a half-hour snare drum roll. …. Groping for definitions was fun. But if rituals of sex, foghorns, arcane folk music and the physics of the snare drum threatened to tip the evening towards information overload, clear themes also emerged. Cannell’s improvisations make you take notice because they are rooted in Renaissance, Baroque and folk traditions rather than jazz or 1960s-style experimentation. “
MODERN RITUAL – Live at Café Oto – 17th March 2017. FINANCIAL TIMES Weekend Review
Promoted by Fat Out & Samarbeta Music Residency this night promises deep experimentation into ancient ritual plus a chance to see five incredible and important performers premier new work in the first church of Salford.
Music Genres: Alternative, Folk, Spoken Word
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