Archive for April, 2012

Ship of Fools: Dead Rat Orchestra / Children of the Acrylic Flowers

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

Ship of Fools: Dead Rat Orchestra / Children of the Acrylic Flowers

Sunday 6 may
Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
London WCR2
Closest tube: Temple, Waterloo, Charing Cross

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm

Tickets £6 adv from:
or £8 on the door

Since forming in 2002, The Dead Rat Orchestra have played regularly throughout the UK and Internationally, always attempting to react or interact with their surroundings and the people and ideas that they come across – often crafting each performance for the particular space in which they find themselves (from former abattoirs to churches, concert halls to coppice woods).

“Acutely haunting and occasionally brutal”, their music is always focused on the freedom to play. It would not be fair to say that the music is totally improvised, yet neither would it be correct to class it composed. A framework of ideas or sounds is created, but the exact form of a piece is never derived from these.

A focus on performances rather than recording and the constant desire to experiment, expand and play has driven the music on – musical magpies to the last, any means of ringing some resonance out of sounds found either in trembling strings, stretched skins, cracked metal, scratched vinyl, blood, sweat and snow is allowable. Through this no limits approach a music of sometimes quiet beauty, dark brutality and even ecstatic joy has been carved. Often precarious, dancing on the edges of falling apart, their music has shuffled into existence.

The Children of the Acrylic Flowers is the shared musical project of Elisa Gallo Rosso (vocals) and Alex Monk (guitar/ casio and efffects.) The pair came together after Gallo Rosso lent her ‘astonishing voice’ (Penny Black Music) to Monk’s last album ‘The Safety Machine’ and during those sessions they discovered a shared love of improvisation,shamanism and the unconscious in their performances.

*Ship of Fools promotes and supports the best of contemporary folk, electronica, neo-classical and avant-garde presenting a bi-monthly a selection of both established and up and coming acts.*
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Late at Tate with The Light & Shadow Salon

Posted in Live events on April 11, 2012 by Kaparte

Friday 13 April, Tate Britain Auditorium

Taking its inspiration from works of Turner to explore notions of the Sublime, Kaparte Promotions invites The Light & Shadow Salon to present Sublime Salon, an evening of moving image and ideas featuring short films, conversation, sound and music, including a rare screening of the Quays Brothers ‘In Absentia’. Hosted by Chiara Ambrosio.

featuring moving image work by

Chiara Ambrosio
Martin Earle
Ivanov & Chan
Daniel Ojari
Matteo Pizzarello
James Rogan

‘In Absentia’ by Quays Brothers (rare screening)

A listening session including work by

Sound artist Mark Peter Wright
Composer James Hesford

A solo cello recital by
Alfia Nakipbekova

with curator, editor and poet Gareth Evans
and philosopher Iain Hamilton Grant

and live music by
Bird Radio and Adam Donen

TATE BRITAIN AUDITORIUM, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

FREE TICKETS to be collected from the Auditorium entrance
First come first serve basis..


and TATE