Archive for October, 2011


Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions presents Ship of Fools Club with:


Sunday 6 November
Bar & Co Temple Pier
Victoria Emankment
London WCR2
Tube: Temple, Waterloo, Charing Cross
Doors 19.30, music starts at 8.00pm

Info line: 07870 832505

Tickets £6 in advance
0r £8 on the door

American composer, performing artist, community organizer and international touring musician based in San Francisco, Madigan is a cellist, singer and guitarist, formerly of the band Tattle Tale and currently fronting her own ensemble.
Starting on cello at the age of nine, Bonfire Madigan Shive began her composing career at fifteen in the Pacific Northwest Riot Grrrl scene releasing music with seminal independent record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. Shive has gone on to establish herself as a singular and trailblazing performer, blending folk, art, punk, classical and avant-baroque styles.

Madigan will perform two exclusive dates in the UK, on Friday 4 November at Late at Tate Britain (as part of Apocalyptic Cabaret) and a different set on the Ship of Fools on 6 November.

Bonfire Madigan play baroque-folk punk grounded on frontwoman Madigan Shive’s soaring lullaby vocals and virtuoso cello skills. Shive, a master of tone and mood, crafts songs with raw, emotional melodies and powerful, unexpected dynamics. — New York Press

The howls of a wounded cello and the voice of a tormented angel suffuse the blood-soaked tragedy on the American Conservatory Theater’s stage. Above all – literally, seated high amid the massive organ pipes of Walt Spangler’s industrial-baroque cathedral set – composer, cellist and vocalist Bonfire Madigan Shive is an electrifying one-woman heavenly choir. — San Francisco Chronicle

Brighton-based composer/musician whose self-produced records have earned high acclaim from such cult luminaries as Julian Cope, David Tibet, Xiu Xiu and Franko B.
Hudson’s often dramatic intonations are weaved around layers of organ, piano and guitar.

For this occasion he is going to present tracks from his forthcoming album ‘A Day Without Comfort’.

London based musician Mikey Kirkpatrick is an act with a broad spectrum of inspirations: “Bird” because of the flutes. “Radio” because of the technology he uses.

“Herefordshire’s Mikey Kirkpatrick loops flutes, bones, a red kick drum suitcase and his own very un-ethereal vocals to create an intensely curious mash-up between electronic music and traditional folk tales.” – Critics Choice – Timeout

*Ship of Fools is a bi-monthly club on a small boat on the Thames. It promotes and supports the best of contemporary folk, electronica, neo-classical and avant-garde presenting a selection of both established and up and coming acts.*

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Kaparte Oxjam 2011: SLaPpER / Lupen Crook / Gagarin / The Reckless Engineer + Special guest Simon Breed

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2011 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

Kaparte OxJam 2011 @ The Miller, Saturday 22 October 2011

After the success of last year event Kaparte Promotions presents another Oxjam night of experimental music, performances, visual art and djs in the exciting area of London Borough.

SLaPpER / Lupen Crook / Gagarin / The Reckless Engineer + Special guest SIMON BREED

Serge Gainsbourg meets Captain Beefheart via Lieutenant Pigeon, SlapPeR was created in 2004, to perform a one-off rendition of ‘Any Old Iron’ for a Cockney-themed night of Fabaret – a cabaret night for random acts of meaningless and senseless beauty. Two years and a few more musicians later they decided to fully unleash their unashamed display of disturbing cacophony and special costumerie upon the general public. A string of London gigs has followed, as well as performances at festivals such as The Secret Garden Party.

Singer-songwriter and visual artist Lupen Crook blends beauty and brutal truth in his own inimitable style. Edgy and emotive, with a dark, observational wit, his imaginative song-writing continues to gather interest and acclaim from both underground and mainstream quarters. Lupen Crook also produces a wide variety of raw and expressionistic artworks, including paintings, collage and illustrations. He releases all musical output via his own label Beast Reality, more often than not featuring packaging that has been hand-crafted and personalised by Lupen Crook himself.

“… like a more jaundiced Ray Davies as the song travels from voice and guitar through muscular band punctuation… this is original and highly concentrated stuff.“ – Mojo
“… a dazzling virtuoso … skeletal, finger-picked songs… his voice stretches words beautifully around every nook and cranny. … Who knows what really lurks behind Lupen Crook’s pretty demeanour? Whatever it is, though, it sounds utterly compelling.” – NME

Gagarin has been making music on the edges of the musical galaxy for many years in many guises. Currently he works alone crafting atmospheric digital soundscapes, sculpting future grooves and polishing aching melodies. He plays out live – an exciting mix of software precision and human frailty/spontaneity thats never the same twice.

Early adventures in cult Manchester band Ludus were followed by a sustained period playing and co-writing with the legendary Nico of the Velvet Underground. He’s since recorded and collaborated with John Cale, Suns of Arqa, Eric Random, David Thomas & Pere Ubu, Bill Pritchard,Cabaret Voltaire as well as many others and played at the Tabyck shamanist festival in Siberia,in castles in Scotland and France, festivals and clubs across the globe.

The Reckless Engineer creates shifting sonic textures by manipulating pre-recorded audio, with results ranging from the ephemerol, to the sometimes brutal. He works as sound engineer for Marvin Ayres whose recent perfomance include the National Portrait Gallery. The Reckless Engineer last London appearance was during the event Edge of the Outside at Sassoon Gallery.

Dottintheshark / Ania Cerelctak

Adrian Nairda

Tickets ONLY £5 from:

Starting from 7pm to 1am on Saturday 22 October

Info: 07870 832 505
96 Snowsfields Road
London Bridge / Borough
City of London SE1 3SS

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Posted in Live events on October 10, 2011 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

With the project “Soundscapes” (born within an Arbeit curated live series with same name), Jochen Arbeit (of EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN and Die Haut), Paul Beauchamp, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo and Julia Kent (the trio known as Blind Cave Salamander) pursue the task and challenge of exchanging the results of their own sound researches in a public space.

What is important is the moment of the spontaneous meeting of different systems of soundscaping, independent from each other. The results will gonna be unpredictable, unique and temporary.

Jochen Arbeit guitar, electronics
Paul Beauchamp electronics, musical saw, harmonica
Julia Kent cello
Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo guitar, electric viola

Better knows as the guitarist of EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN Arbeit moved 1980 to Berlin and became part of the loose artist and music movement GENIALE DILETTANTEN.

Which had its roots in Punk-Rock and Dada. In 1983 he became a member of the influencal Instrumental-Band DIE HAUT, with whom he started touring in Europe and overseas. The band produced records in the USA with fellow likeminded Artisits as Singers. The band always wore suits on stage.

In 1997 he became an official member of the Avantgarde Noise Band EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, which he met in the earliey eighties.

Other projects were a Berlin style country band THE JEVER MOUNTAIN BOYS, the soul crooner of the band MARTIN DEAN, the melancholic seriousness of painter Martin Eder with his band RICHARD RUIN and the tiki and latino influenced project LATIN LOVERS with Yoyo Röhm.

Since 2006 he is part of the Art Project STUPID GREEN with dancer/performance artist Vania Rovisco and light artist Asa Frankenberg.

Julia Kent was born in Vancouver, Canada, studied cello at Indiana University, Bloomington, and lives in New York. She was an original member of cello-rock band RASPUTINA, who released two records on Columbia and toured throughout North America.

After leaving Rasputina she joined ANTONY AND THE JOHNSON, playing on and contributing string arrangements to the group’s Mercury Prize-winning record I AM A BIRD NOW, and touring Europe, North America, Australia, and Brazil, including shows at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and numerous television appearances.

In addition to her ongoing participation in Antony and the Johnsons, she has performed and/or recorded with many other artists and ensembles, including the Angels of Light, Ben Weaver, Burnt Sugar, Leona Naess, Teddy Thompson, Devendra Banhart, Donovan, Larsen, William Parker, and Angela McCluskey.. As a solo artist, she has performed at the Donau Festival in Austria, the LEM festival in Barcelona, and at venues throughout Europe and the U.S.

PAUL BEAUCHAMP and FABRIZIO MODONESE PALUMBO are two musicians based in Italy whose extensive collaborations over the years include acts such as Current 93, Colin Potter and Steven Stapleton of Nurse with Wound, Little Annie, Ernesto Tomasini, Lydia Lunch, just to mention a few. Both separately and together they focus mainly on drones and loops creating haunting soundscapes and atmospheres.

Cafe OTO
18 – 22 Ashwin street
E8 3DL

Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door


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