Chie Mukai - Improvisation Workshop

Saturday 27th April 1.30 - 4.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF

'We need no genre! No technique! No borders!’ We're excited to bring Chie Mukai's world renowned improvisation workshop to the UK. Sharing experiences from thirty years of site-specific performance and improvisation, the workshop continues a teaching practice begun in 2001. It is open to all practitioners of sound and movement regardless of level - 'Beginners, therefore, can be fine artist here as far as they have will and inventive sensitivity to feel the energy on the spot. Everybody who shares this direct art and time andspace, plays the important role in this activity.'

Chie Mukai is a composer, musician and master improviser from Osaka, Japan. She's the founder of the underground improv-folk group Ché-SHIZU, one of the most original and mystifying groups to ever emerge from Japan's musical underground. Mukai became involved in improvisation and free music in 1975, when she joined the East Bionic Symphonia group under the leadership of Fluxus violinist-composer Takehisa Kosug. Her primary instruments are the bowed Chinese er-hu, piano and percussion.

Chie says 'Bring instruments, ideas, books to read, sounds, toys - anything you’d like'.

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Richard Youngs
Music Out of Emptiness

Sunday 28th April 11am - 1pm

Phoenix Brighton, Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB

How do you make music when you have no inspiration, little time and few resources? This workshop will lead you through writing a choral work to be performed later in the day. Music making will be seen as a productive mindfuck whereby with minimal input a state of extreme confusion can be created thus inducing the necessary illusion of inspiration very quickly with nothing more than a few simple ideas.
Bring a book or two. Limited space! Book Now!

Richard Youngs has been involved with music for most of his life. He discovered the power of the art form by thumping the family piano as an angry 5 year old. In the intervening 45 years he has attempted to harness the same experimental, naive, playful power in his live performances and in all of his 140 releases. This creative openness has led him to explore different musical genres.

He is classically trained in piano and guitar, but musically he grew up in the shadow cast by punk rock. Adopting guerrilla recording techniques, the independent D.I.Y. ethic is at his core.

“Imagine Richard Youngs as the junior member of a cabal of prolific and puritanical English musician--mystics, including The Fall’s Mark E Smith, Van der Graaf Generator’s Peter Hammill, Martin Carthy and The Clangers’ composer Vernon Elliot, and still his nature will elude you” - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times.

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In The Future You’ll Be Able To Get All The Expensive Designer Wallpaper That Your Heart Desires For Free: Live from Lubberland

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th
Phoenix Brighton, Waterloo Place

A COOS Residency + Workshop with Ali Robertson and Ash Reid

A radio play for and from the future in three parts. A different time running on different time, broadcasting live from the job centre, where we want you to tell us how you will be well enough.
Ash Reid & Ali Robertson would like some volunteers to chat with them, play with them and perform with them on the afternoons of 26th, 27th & 28th April.
Interested parties, who are happy to be broadcast on Resonance Extra, should contact: gianttank@hotmail.com for further details.

Ash Reid
Ash Reid is a former retail assistant. Her recent projects have looked at cognitive behaviour
therapy techniques and role-playing game structures, performed through ongoing communication with others, publicly and in private. She is a member of the Cinenova working group - a feminist film distributor in London, and is currently undertaking PhD research into its collection.

Ali Robertson is an improviser and organiser who has often, but not exclusively, worked under the Giant Tank banner or in the duo Usurper to make hundreds of events and experimental recordings that exist on the periphery of music incorporating elements of composition, chance, performance, comedy, visual art and storytelling. Recently Usurper were the featured artists at Counterflows 2018.

What Was Music?
Sound Collage Workshop
For 7 - 17 Year Olds

What Was Music? Sound Collage Workshop
Saturday March 30 2019
Fairlight Primary School
St Leonards Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 3AJ

10am - 12 midday

Computer based activity for children and young adults aged 7 - 17 Learn to edit, layer and arrange sounds into new shapes using the free app Audacity.Make music, a sonic story, or have fun messing with loads of cool sounds.

Hear your finished piece in an installation at the Jubille Library

Led by Ian Murphy (artist and qualified teaching assistant) whose Rottenslushy radio show is broadcast monthly on Resonance Extra FM and Duncan Harrison(Brighton based artist/musician)

Workshop capacity limited to 12
No experience necessary.
Drinks & snacks provided

£5 + (fee) ( = donation to Fairlight-Big Playground Adventure fund) Sorry - Sold Out

Staff are experienced, DBS checked and employed in primary education.