Notes Inégales with composer/saxophonist Helen Papaioannou, saxophonist James Mainwaring and bassist Shri Sriram.
“Expect the Unexpected II will see us collaborate on the night with three very special guests, who'll be putting our resident band notes Inégales to the test by each presenting them with freshly penned scores, to be seen by the band for the very first time on the night!”
Miman is an improvising trio consisting of fiddler Hans Kjorstad, guitarist and clarinetist Andreas Røysum and bassist Egil Kalman; three of the most distinct and active young voices on the thriving Scandinavian improv scene.
HANS KJORSTAD violin
ANDREAS ROYSUM guitar & clarinet
EGIL KALMAN bass
HELEN PAPAIOANNOU baritone saxophone
GEOFF BRIGHT bass saxophone
MICK BECK bassoon
This unusual combination of reed instruments explore new sonorities and their bass desires.
8:00pm (prompt start) £5.00 / £3.00 on the door
Ryan Muncy and Weston Olencki perform Helen Papaioannou’s In the Loop for bass trombone and tenor saxophone.
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Join MATA at India House for an intimate evening with flutist, MacArthur fellow, and new music champion Claire Chase. On November 2, MATA honors Chase's contributions to our field with dinner, drinks, live performances, and more. Special performances by Carlos Aguilar, Ryan Muncy, Weston Olencki, and Ilaria Hawley performing music of Edgar Guzman, Helen Papaioannou, Ilaria Hawley, and Pauline Oliveros. Silent auction of unique items and experiences. An evening not to be missed!
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Pak Yan Lau brings her intriguing soundworld to Access Space for a concert with multi-percussion player Charlie Collins, prior to her October appearances at Café Oto and Newcastle Jazz and Improvisation Festival. She employs diverse sound sources (built around multiple and disected toy pianos) and subtle processing – alluring, drifting, almost psychedelic at times – in combination with Collins other worldly waterphone and metal. Arresting sonic colour and a deep rhythmic sensitivity.
Also on the the bill is the duo of HELEN PAPAIOANNOU (baritone saxophone) and DEREK SAW (trumpet & flugelhorn).
I'll be composing a new piece for Ligeti Quartet across two workshops at Sheffield University. I'm looking forward to developing my first sketches with this wonderful quartet on 27th April!
More info. here!
A second performance in Puglia!
Garlic Hug is a new duo project between Alessandro Altavilla and Helen Papaioannou, two composer/performers based in Sheffield. They like to make a racket of skronky baritone/alto sax, heavy garlic drones, field recordings, beats and chunky synth riffs.
MUZIC PLUS, Altamura, 17 via Lombardia, Bari (Italy)
"From the USA, cult legend Eugene Chadbourne brings us sections of his fabled Post Day of the Dead Ritual suites of music for multiple performers. The suite is inspired by Chadbourne’s interest in Mexican culture and features Bristol musicans from all kind of fields playing specially composed music juxtaposed with improvisation and feats of magical thinking."
I'm excited to join Chadbourne's Post Day of the Dead band for this event!
Local Bristol bands welcome The Mechanical Tales from Udine, Italy.
Phil Julian solo set
Daniel Bennett solo set
Consorts West perform a piece led by Dominic Lash (Bruno Guastalla, Matthew Grigg, Matt Davis, Nick Malcolm, Tim Hill, Seth Cooke and Helen Papaioannou).
KURO with special guest Helen Papaioannou
Hokkett (Tina Hitchens, Yvonna Magda, Helen Papaioannou) perform a live set prior to the showing of In the Mood for Love: Outdoor Cinema
Trinity & Come the Revolution bring together a double bill of classic films, food and music over two nights
Described as one of the greatest films of the 2000’s In the Mood for Love (original title Faa yeung nin wa), set in the early 1960s, is the story of two neighbours, a woman and a man, who form a strong bond after both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities.
While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings so as not to commit similar wrongs... but the passion is so tempting.
With its exquisite colour costume, poise and tone Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love will linger in the memory like a perfect kiss.
Film duration: 1hr 38min
Doors, food and our outside bar open from 7pm
Live music from 7.30pm
Film due to start at 8pm (when the sun sets!)
Screened as part of the cinematic, music and food double bill Lush:
A special collaboration from KURO (Agathe Max & Gareth Turner), Valentina Magaletti and Helen Papaioannou.
Workers Union Ensemble are a talented and exciting new music ensemble with a line-up of oboe, sax, double bass, percussion and piano led by conductor Ben Oliver.
The Workers Union Ensemble programme celebrates their favourite works from the past 9 years of commissioning new music and showcase the different sights and sounds of WUE from its regular six-piece line-up to three bows on vibraphone and 'junk' instruments.
SoundKarD are soprano Sarah Dacey, pianist Kate Halsall and composer Duncan MacLeod. They have worked together in various guises, including voice and piano, voice and electronics, harpsichord and electronics and as part of Galvanize Ensemble projects Happenstance and Galvanize for Hack the Barbican.
Workers Union Ensemble:
Seán Clancy - Seven Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop
Jay Capperauld - Dehumanised Shock Absorbers
Laurence Crane – Old Life Was Rubbish
Helen Papaioannou - Backscatter (new work)
Nick Morrish Rarity - Junk Space
Duncan MacLeod - No Man is an Island
Amber Priestly - Floors are Flowers - Take a Few
Wooden Trees (after John Cage and Laurie Anderson) arr. Kate Halsall
Ryoko Akama - Con.de.structuring
Iain Chambers - I became Mermaid
Catherine Lamb - Lineshadow
Paul Whitty – Another Field
Tickets £5 (students) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)
Premiere of Helen Papaioannou's new work Backscatter, commissioned by Workers Union Ensemble
This premiere forms part of Papaioannou's Composer-in-Association with the fantastic Workers Union Ensemble, who will also perform works by other composers. The night also includes a performance by Somerset duo the Drystones, and a solo set by percussionist Joley Cragg.