Bang The Bore Presents an evening of improvised and experimental music and film:
Tina Hitchins - Flute and Electronics. A Score to ‘Calve’ – a film by Ben Trinkle
Tina Hitchins is an instrumentalist who works in the fields of contemporary classical music and free improvisation. She co-founded Cardiff New Music Collective, a group dedicated to performing rarely-heard repertoire as well as commissioning new works. Recent projects have included Amalgams, produced by the ONOMATO collective; composer / improviser for artist Benjamin A Owen’s ongoing Goldfinch film events; a collaboration with Field Sports / Fold Music; flautist for Welsh National Opera’s Occupation – Five songs that shook the world, and orchestral piccolo for the world premiere of Andrew Wilson-Dickson’s Karuna – an oratorio for compassion. Tina is also half of the duo Harpoon, with Aron Ward.
Calve is a film and music collaboration made by Ben Trinkle and Tina Hitchens. The work will receive it’s first performance at the Bristol Experimental Music & Film Weekender in early July. Beginning from a shared interest in fragmented repetition, Calve is an exploration of the interference arising from the animation of Ben's previously static images and Tina’s part-composed responses using flute and electronics.
Ben Trinkle: (Film)
Is an illustrator who also uses his drawings as projected images and lo fi animation along with live/ improvised music. He uses various source imagery in his work (fictional and non-fictional) where figures and faceless characters deal with forcefields, flora and fauna.
Andrew Woodhead - Solo Electronics
Named as “One To Watch” in Jazzwise magazine and winner of the 2014 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition, Andrew Woodhead is establishing himself as one of the leading figures of Birmingham’s thriving Jazz/Creative Music scene. His music draws from a range of influences and musical traditions, from his early Choral and Classical Piano training to a later love of Jazz, Post-Rock and Avant-Garde. During his time at Birmingham Conservatoire he studied with renowned pianists John Taylor, Liam Noble and Pete Saberton, and now plays around the UK and abroad with his own projects and as a side-man.
Dominic Lash & Hannah Marshall Duo – Bass & ‘Cello
Dominic Lash is a freely improvising double bassist.
He has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad (in duo and quartet formations), Joe Morris (trio and quartet), Evan Parker (duo, quartet and large ensemble) and the late Steve Reid. His main projects include The Dominic Lash Quartet, The Set Ensemble (an experimental music group focused on the work of the Wandelweiser collective) and The Convergence Quartet. Based in Bristol, Lash has performed in the UK, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and USA. For nearly a decade he was based in Oxford and played a central role in the activities of Oxford Improvisers; much of 2011 was spent living in Manhattan.
"following in an illustrious lineage from Barry Guy through Simon Fell ... breathtaking"
John Sharpe, All About Jazz
"endless efforts to veer left of every known note or chord"
James Costelloe, Newcastle Journal
John Fordham, The Guardian
"almost vertiginous contrasts ... a master of the extreme"
Paul Medley, Oxford Times
"his range is just about unrivalled"
Richard Pinnell, The Watchful Ear
Is a musician who extracts as many sounds and qualities from the cello as I can. Her playing is influenced by environmental sounds, western classical music, jazz, noise, traditional songs and melodies, blues, birds and movement. She plays freely improvised music and also music that uses varying notation & structures for improvisation. She collaborates with musicians from different fields and genres on projects and I make and compose music with artists from other disciplines including theatre, film, dance, live art, and story-telling. I am co-artistic director of visual theatre company The Ding Foundation.
She plays in regular improvising groups that perform in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. And beyond. She has been supported by The Arts Council, Jazz Services & Sound and Music for touring and making new music work in the UK.
"BRILLIANT improv pieces for solo detuned cello by glorious Hannah Marshall !!!! - minimal & rhythmic & instant & also eternal !!! - first BC random-hit of the day !!! - there is a god !!!!" Pyongyang Plastics
“Ask your ears :] Exploring sonic territories and visiting musical antipodes, demonstrating an esoteric approach to instrumentation that is truly unique”- DreamCraeft recommendation
“sublime technical abilities...she reinvents melodic lines, provides spectacular harmonic intervention” - Raul D’Gama Rose
“with Marshall's impeccable timing and skill for finding strong yet subtle gestures... ” “..Vicious!.”- Dan Warburton
“Hannah Marshall has proven herself to be a solo player of imagination and intelligence;.” - ears for eyes