Gigs 2018 - 2017,
In conjunction with promoters & Brunswick Club & BEEF we have show cased the following events in 2017-2018;
– BEEF & G.O.A.N Present –
Poster by Stroidy
An evening of experimental music from:
, Thursday 7th June 2018
Brunswick Club, Bristol
Cucina Provera is the artist name for Maria Rossi, a Glaswegian-Finnish vocalist and composer currently researching and working on the artistic interface of the grid, early modern binary notation, discordance, language and empathy. A sound and improvisational artist who utilises and manipulates her voice to create ethereal tones and layered compositions. Exploring minimalism and the polyphonic her first solo LP released January 26th 2018 sold out in quick succession. Recent works include commission for Radiophrenia 2017 an online and FM radio broadcast at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.
Agathe Max ( violin)
Agathe Max is a French violinist/Composer based in London via Bristol. After training in Classical music for 1O years and graduating at the Bourgoin-Jallieu School of Music, France, in 1995. Agathe was later exposed to improvised music and to the experimental scene; her most recent collaboration including KURO, Mésange, The SEER, Kolophon, Winter Ghost.
.‘Inspired by a world both enchanting and draped in darkness, she has developed a wide range of sound textures, unique and melodious, creating unconventional and magnetic musical pieces reflecting a personality in constant search of rareness in music’.
Viridian are an ethereal blend of image, voice, cello and double bass which re-imagines folkloric forms and tropes of femininity. Improvisation of both sound and image (digital & analogue) produce a dialogic blend of textural depths. Dissociative states, keening, and the supernatural inspirit the ensemble; each performance evokes utterances, nonsensical languages, and trans species forms of communication through collective rhythm, tone and resonance.
The viridian cohort are:
Dali De Saint Paul (voice), Liz Muir (cello), Caitlin Alais Callahan (double base) and Laura Phillips (image/waterphone).
BEEF - CHAMP - Cacophonous Sarcophagus - Present
Poster by Stroidy
Launch of the Split Album between bellies ! & EP/64.Special guest perforamnce from CZN 15th Dec 2018Brunswick Club, Bristol /////bellies!\\\\\ The Sinister World bellies! conjure is populated by vast piles of poisonous digital waste, decomposing lives, the tyrannical reign of the credit devil, oodles of drivel, too much data and distracted consciousness.
//////CZN\\\\\\\\ (aka Valentina Magaletti Drummer& João Pais Filipe) CZN stands for Copper, Zinc and Nickel, the raw materials used by percussionist and sculptor Joao Pais Filipe to make gongs and bells in his portuguese studio. CZN is also the alchemical sound of Joao in collaboration with percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twin, uuuu). The duo create rich tapestries of hypnotic rhythms, evolving the sound of drums and percussion into vivid textures: visceral timbres and telescoping rhythms that surround and beguile, and which hint at the meditative states of spiritual jazz as much as the cerebral counterpoint of Minimalist Composition. Beginning with a one off recording session in Porto in Spring 2018, the duo have crafted a debut LP that will be released as a collaboration between Porto’s Lovers & Lollipops collective and Tomaga’s Negative Days label. DJing by Copper Sounds & Melanie Clifford & Howard Jacques
4th-6th August 2017
Braisers Park, Oxfordshire
The BEEF Shed is back and this year has evolved and expanded into a new form – the Octopolis; a collaborative film and sound hub hidden deep in the woods at Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park hosting a schedule of activities and performances from BEEF members and friends throughout the weekend. Come take part in a drawing on 16mm film workshop, a Radio Orchestra, Shirley Pegna’s Midnight Listening to Stars by Starlight amongst other experimental delights.SUPERNORMAL is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. It offers a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience seeking experiences out of the mainstream. BEEF is a self-sustaining film and sound collective with an analogue heart initiated to support and nurture experimental film in Bristol. This project is part of the Shed Commissions by Supernormal Festival.