Guttersnipe, Roman Nose & Helen Papaioannou
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Guttersnipe, Roman Nose & Helen Papaioannou

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GUTTERSNIPE
Leeds duo wielding guitar, drums, electronics and voice to unleash brutal rainbow abstraction, smothering the Rock idiom in hyperaccelerated bioluminescent hysteria! Formed in 2014 with the initial aim of marrying the dislocated rhythms of no-wave and noise rock to the batshit insane solos from "Reek of Putrifaction" by Carcass and churning it out with the intensity of extreme free-jazz and punk. Guttersnipe have slowly developed into a brutalist power duo, hucking absurdist yelps and electro shock riffs across a skree of Moiré-ing patterns with the time dial set to 'loose'. The result is simultaneously uplifting and terrifying. Their debut LP 'My Mother The Vent' was released on Upset The Rhythm records towards the end of last year and was #4 in The Wire magazine's end of year chart.

ROMAN NOSE
'The most exact rationalisation of fifty years of vernacular underground music practices - free jazz, improvised music, punkish tape sprawl, fourth world psych-folk, noise and an entirely new world unto itself, rendering all cultural referents moot." Stuart Arnot, Total Vermin
"the ethos of Roman Nose is one of creative destruction […] a chorus of reed and electronic drones recalling ceremonial Japanese gagaku […] a ceremony for the summoning of a demon […] abrupt, dissonant harmonies struck by the bass and reeds capturing the spine-chilling quality of a Ligeti string quartet […] brutal and frenetic.” Andrew Trayford, Now Then Magazine
Debut LP came out right at the end of 2018 on Singing Knives / Humane Pyramid. Available here: http://singingknivesrecords.co.uk/roman-nose/

HELEN PAPAIOANNOU
A baritone/alto saxophonist and composer with a fascination with games and strategies for group interaction. Recent solo work intertwines baritone sax with sequenced sampled synths, playing with incessant, metronomic pulses and lines. She is one half of Garlic Hug, and has played as a member of the bands Beauty Pageant, HOKKETT, and PonPon.

£5 suggested donation to cover artist travel etc.
3pm start.

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Nov
22
2:00 PM14:00

Club Inégales presents: Expect the Unexpected II

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!”

Tickets here!

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Notes & Sounds

MIMAN

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

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Mata Honors Claire Chase
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Mata Honors Claire Chase

Ryan Muncy and Weston Olencki perform Helen Papaioannou’s In the Loop for bass trombone and tenor saxophone.

More about the event:

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!

Contact info@matafestival.org to learn more.

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Pak Yan Lau & Charlie Collins / Helen Papaioannou & Derek Saw
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pak Yan Lau & Charlie Collins / Helen Papaioannou & Derek Saw

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). 

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Garlic Hug at Muzic Plus
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Garlic Hug at Muzic Plus

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)

 

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The Post Day of the Dead Ritual: Eugene Chadbourne & Special Guests
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Post Day of the Dead Ritual: Eugene Chadbourne & Special Guests

"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!

Event info.

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HOKKETT perform at In the Mood for Love
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

HOKKETT perform at In the Mood for Love

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:

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Premiere of Backscatter: Workers Union Ensemble & SoundKarD, Nonclassical
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of Backscatter: Workers Union Ensemble & SoundKarD, Nonclassical

Join us for performances by Workers Union Ensemble and SoundKarD and DJ sets by Ben Vince. Includes two world premieres by Paul Whitty 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.

Programme

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

SoundKarD: 
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)

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