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In The Nursery Live score to ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) Opening: Jo Quail

Posted in Live events on May 20, 2013 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

In The Nursery
Live score to ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’
(Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Opening: Jo Quail

BOOK NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/213610

In the Nursery flyer

The Passion of Joan of Arc, directed by Carl Th. Dreyer in 1928, is considered one of the best silent films ever made.
Rene Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France.
The original version of the film was lost for decades, after a fire destroyed the master negative. Dreyer himself attempted to reassemble a version from out-takes and surviving prints, but he died believing his original cut was lost forever. Almost miraculously, a virtually complete print of Dreyer’s original version was found in 1981.

IN THE NURSERY are specialists at providing new scores for classic silent films. Their first score was in 1996 for ‘The Cabinet of Caligari’, a project that has subsequently been performed around the world as part of their optical music series, which attracts new audiences to silent cinema.
The composers (twin brothers Klive & Nigel Humberstone) utilise state of the art music technology, with a unique symphonic style, to produce hauntingly evocative soundtracks.
Their score for the Passion of Joan of Arc reflects the film’s dramatic highs and lows – from the emotional close-up photography of the trial through to the fevered final scenes surrounding Joan’s death.

www.inthenursery.com

Jo Quail‘s music has mesmerised and delighted audiences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan.
In her live solo performance, Jo plays an electric cello and uses looping to combine atonality with rich orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’.
Jo also writes specially commissioned pieces for music, film and theatre companies.

www.joquail.co.uk

More Info: www.kaparte.info

SHIP OF FOOLS XMAS SPECIAL: Madam / Twenty-One Crows / Special Guest: Patrik Fitzgerald

Posted in 1, Live events on December 4, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

SHIP OF FOOLS XMAS SPECIAL

With

Madam
Twenty-One Crows
Special Guest: Patrik FitzgeraldSunday 9 December
Doors 7.30pm

Bar & CO Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
WCR2 London
Closest tube: Temple, Waterloo, Embankment

BOOK NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/194631

Ship Madam_2012MADAM
Madam is the project of writer/producer Sukie Smith, who play passionate widescreen, nocturnal music.
Their latest album Gone Before Morning is the follow up to the universally acclaimed debut In Case of Emergency and it was recorded mainly at Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel’s converted mill in Wiltshire).
Madam make a stunning soundtrack of dark foreboding sensual beauty.
They conjure songs of loss and triumph which are confessional yet secretive, fragile and powerful.
‘Seductive blend of stealth,soundtrack atmospherics and skittering
pop, smoldering sadness, beauty and erotic longing’ **** The Mirrorhttp://www.madamband.com/

TWENTY-ONE CROWS
Twenty-one Crows are Jon Griffin, Dominic Plucknett, Rebecca Tann and Andy Thomas. This Brighton four-piece sound like they come from the depths of the American Midwest, as they spin dense and stirring tales of war, death and God against a backdrop of immaculate Pete Seeger-inspired folk.
‘Folk music rendered less as melodies of a people, more a forewarning to those who cross them. Pastoral music that won’t heal you, but it might help those down-at-heel.’ – from Supernormal Festival.

They released their first album ‘Sons Of Liberty’ in November. ‘Tired of life, tired of politics, tired of people. Twenty-one Crows’ almost pastoral retreat of an album throws the band into a small wooden shed, backlit by a single oil lamp, the sound of the swamp all around, giving a sonic warning to a world that just won’t listen.’ – Paul Rigby ‘Music Week’

http://twentyonecrows.com/

PATRIK FITZGERALD
Acoustic punk troubadour fondly remembered for songs such as “Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart” and “Backstreet Boys”, independent releases which led to a deal with Polydor in 1979. His early records were short, sharp and sarcastic slices of life bashed out on a battered guitar; later, he broadened his canvas to include other instruments and a more sophisticated use of social comment and wry observation. Patrik has continued to make interesting and accomplished albums sporadically over the years and a new one, Subliminal Alienation, is soon to be released. For an artist who never sold huge numbers of records, the extent of Patrik’s influence is remarkable – recent years have seen the completion of both a feature-length documentary film and a tribute album featuring contributions from Jello Biafra, Benjamin Zephaniah and Chumbawumba among others. Resident in New Zealand for many years, Patrik has recently moved back to London.

http://www.patrikfitzgerald.co.uk/

*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.*

More info: http://www.kaparte.info/

Othon & Tomasini / Jo Quail at St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Church

Posted in Live events on November 17, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

OTHON & TOMASINI
JO QUAIL
+ Special guests

Pre-show performance/installation
‘The Chymical Wedding’
by Lee Adams & Chadd Curry

Thursday 22 November 2012
St. Leonards Church Shoreditch
Shoreditch High Street

BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/187760


OTHON & TOMASINI are Greek composer/pianist Othon Mataragas and Italian actor/singer Ernesto Tomasini. Othon’s original and unclassifiable repertoire, coupled with his virtuoso piano playing, and Tomasini’s huge range and unique renditions make for an intense experience that is as dark as it is lyrical. Haunting music, deranged performance and heightened theatricality are Othon & Tomasini’s trademarks.

Since 2007 they have performed all over Europe in prestigious concert halls (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London), churches (Oratorio San Filippo Neri, Turin), museums (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela), cultural institutes (Art House Ekvasisa, Athens), clubs (INIT, Rome) and theatres (Teatro Lara, Madrid).
In 2008 they were chosen by designer Nasir Mazhar to perform and model his creations at the “London Fashion Week” and in 2009 they were special guests at Marc Almond’s concert in London’s legendary Roundhouse, performing before a captive audience of 3000. In 2010 they made their West End debut at the Leichester Square Theatre and performed at the National Portrait Gallery in London and more recently the Chelsea Arts Theatre.
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Othon’s critically acclaimed debut album “Digital Angel”, which includes performances by Tomasini, Marc Almond and David Tibet (of Current 93), was released in 2008. His first single (featuring Almond and Tomasini) was released in October 2011 and his second album, “Impermanence”, with Tomasini and Almond back as guest singers, this time alongside Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan, came out in November 2011 on the Cherry Red/SFE label. Othon & Tomasini’s first music video, shot in Copenhagen, was released at around the same time. Their second video came out, with their third single, in April 2012 and was premièred at Tate Britain in London. They also feature on the soundtrack of Bruce La Bruce’s movie “Otto; or, Up with Dead People”. In 2008 they were chosen by the late Peter Christopherson (legendary “father of industrial music”, founder of seminal bands Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle and Coil) to be part of a live performance of his 1985 soundtrack for Derek Jarman’s “The Angelic Conversation”. In 2010 they were the subject of a one hour special on Spanish National Radio, in which they performed live for the second time.

Their appearances in the English capital include a performance at the 2008 London Fashion Week (for Lady Gaga’s milliner Nasir Mazhar), a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and a spot at the Roundhouse where, as Marc Almond’s special guests, they performed before a captive audience of 3000. In 2010 they made their West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre and played to capacity at the National Portrait Gallery. 2011 saw the launch of the “Impermanence” album at the Chelsea Theatre with an all-star line-up that included Almond and Justin Jones (And Also The Trees).

http://www.othonmataragas.com
http://www.ernestotomasini.com

JO QUAIL is a cellist and composer of instrumental music. Performing live as Jo Quail, her music has mesmerised and delighted audiences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan.
In her live solo performance, Jo plays an electric cello and uses looping to combine atonality with rich orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’.
Jo also writes specially commissioned pieces for music, film and theatre companies. Jo’s previous commissions include Orphic Film (Fade – 2008), Teatro Vivo (The Three Sisters – 2009), and Caesar Productions (String Casear – 2010) Paul Schoolman’s latest film starring Derek Jacobi and Alice Krige.
Jo’s latest EP “The Pilbara” is a commissioned piece of sound art for the cultural organisation FORM, which explores the diverse landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Jo also collaborates and performs live with musicians Tallulah Rendall, Rose McDowall and Will Connor of Vultures Quartet. Jo Quail previously wrote and performed in the group SonVer, releasing two albums and three EPs on Line Out and Disconnected Music.

http://www.joquail.co.uk

More Info: http://www.kaparte.info

Kaparte Oxjam 2012 at Surya

Posted in Live events on October 16, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

Kaparte OxJam 2012

A night of experimental, avant-garde and electronic music, with live acts, visuals and djs in the cosy and stylish settings of Club Surya in Kings Cross.

Live Music:
Jo Quail, Raf and O, Bird Radio, DBPIT & Xxena (IT), Roshi feat. Pars Radio and special guest Adam Donen.

Visuals: Dottintheshark (Matt Lloyd)
Dj: Adrian Ironsky

Tickets £5 in advance from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/185025
Or £7 on the door

Saturday 27 October
Doors 18.00pm, music starts at 19.00pm

Surya
156 Pentoville Road
Islington
London
N1 9JL

JO QUAIL
Jo Quail is a cellist and composer of instrumental music. Performing live as Jo Quail, her music has mesmerised and delighted audiences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan.
In her live solo performance, Jo plays an electric cello and uses looping to combine atonality with rich orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’.
Jo also writes specially commissioned pieces for music, film and theatre companies. Jo’s previous commissions include Orphic Film (Fade – 2008), Teatro Vivo (The Three Sisters – 2009), and Caesar Productions (String Casear – 2010) Paul Schoolman’s latest film starring Derek Jacobi and Alice Krige.
Jo’s latest EP “The Pilbara” is a commissioned piece of sound art for the cultural organisation FORM, which explores the diverse landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Jo also collaborates and performs live with musicians Tallulah Rendall, Rose McDowall and Will Connor of Vultures Quartet. Jo Quail previously wrote and performed in the group SonVer, releasing two albums and three EPs on Line Out and Disconnected Music.
http://www.joquail.co.uk/

ROSHI feat. PARS RADIO
Roshi ft. Pars Radio is a joint project between Welsh-born, but now London-based singer-songwriter Roshi Nasehi, and electronic musician and percussionist Gagarin.

Roshi is of Iranian origins and her dreamy songs, a mixture of Persian folk songs and her own compositions, combine her delicate vocals with Gagarin’s electronics and keyboards to haunting effect. Gagarin is the moniker for Graham Dowdall, who has worked with Nico, John Cale and more recently Pere Ubu.

The pair have released both an album, ‘The Sky and the Caspian Sea’ (2009), and EP, ‘Mehragan’, together.
http://www.roshi.biz/

RAF AND O
Raf and O are Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith. The two piece band from South London brew their own colour of electronica around the intimate and magnetic voice of Florentine songstress Raf Mantelli, fusing song, live electronics and acoustic / electric instruments.
They have released 3 records on Geo including their full length debut album in 2010, which all garnered glowing reviews and radio plays in UK/ Europe, have extensively collaborated with Gagarin, are writing tracks with Robert Logan on a separate project and have supported amongst others Alabama 3, Rothko, Nedry and legendary Faust.
http://rafando.com/

BIRD RADIO
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
http://www.birdradio.co.uk/Bird_Radio.html

DBPIT & Xxena
der bekannte post-industrielle trompeter (dbpit) is an experimental/industrial music project created by Flavio Rivabella in 2000 after several years of partecipations side by side with the most relevant members of roman underground scene.
Its main feature is the presence of the trumpet .
XxeNa is a professional graphic-designer and art-editor, she uses music, video-art and painting to express her artistic ego.
recently she has made some semi-autobiographical short movies somehow connected to her brightly-coloured, highly graphic paintings in which she represents an imaginary underwater world dwelled by strange alien techno-fish.
https://sites.google.com/site/dbpitxxena/

Special guest: ADAM DONEN
Adam Donen is a songwriter, poet, composer, librettist and actor. Born in Cape Town, he now divides his time between London and Berlin.
Critically fêted across Europe, his songs have been compared to those of Cohen and Brel, yet his style is all his own. He has garnered much praise for his performances and “transcendental music that takes you through terror and heartbreak and out the other side.”
His new album, Vampires (2012), “a unique fusion of folk, rock, classical, hymnal and performance poetry,” was launched at London’s Kings Place concert hall in a performance featuring a 16 piece orchestra, dancers and physical theatre performers.
2012 has seen Donen debut work in a variety of artforms. April saw the world premiere of his Requiem for Christopher Hitchens and Russell Hoban, co-written with The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell and performed in Shoreditch Church, London; Donen conducted the ensemble – the premiere has been released as a DVD.

His Brechtian puppet opera, Jokasta, performed in the ruins of London’s Abney Park Cemetery chapel, sold out every night of its opening run, and is currently being translated for performances in Germany.
http://www.adamdonen.com/

More Info: www.kaparte.info

***All proceedings go to Oxjfam.
© 2012 Oxfam GB.Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).
Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International***

Ship of Fools: GERTRUDE New Single Launch + NIGEL BURCH and the Flea Pit Orchestra

Posted in Live events on August 8, 2012 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions presents:Ship of Fools: GERTRUDE New Single Launch + NIGEL BURCH and the Flea Pit OrchestraSunday 2 September at Bar & Co, Temple Pier

TICKETS £6 in advance from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/178545
or £8 on the door (subject to availability)
GERTRUDE
Gertrude weave the electric cello, melodica and clarinet with traditional rock instruments to create a unique melting pot of sound. Live, the band is energetic, rhythmic and intense – with comedy moments thrown in for good measure.Their new single is called Nose Ring Piggy -a song about the ephemeral nature of love in a postmodern dystopia. A hypnotic 7/4 time signature trips out against beautiful clarinet melodies,a rolling bass line and cello moves.
Released for the Ship of Fools event on 2nd September.

http://www.gertruderock.com/

NIGEL BURCH and the FLEA PIT ORCHESTRA featuring
DYLAN BATES
Twisted skiffle, spit-and-sawdust vaudeville and Cockney-Brechtian folk-punk cabaret from Burch, the banjulele-bashing bard and his musical misfits including Dylan Bates,
typsy gypsy fiddler extraodinaire, the Paganini of Penge.
Manic minstrel Burch delivers his dark and gritty bittersweet ditties with wit and a vitriolic fervour.

www.reverbnation.com/nigelburchandthefleapitorchestra

*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.*

More info: http://www.kaparte.info/

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..

VISIT THE LIGHT & SHADOW SALON
http://thelightandshadowsalon.wordpress.com/

and TATE

REQUIEM: Adan Donen & Roger O’Donnell with the Contrarian Ensemble

Posted in Live events on March 21, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

REQUIEM – ROGER O’DONNELL and ADAM DONEN
with The Contrarian Ensemble

Monday 2 April 2012
St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN
Doors 7.30pm, concert starts at 8.00pm

Tickets 310 in advance from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/157459 or £12 on the door.

Requiem is one-off performance that will take place at Shoreditch Church on Monday 2 April, hosted by Kaparte Promotions.

It will feature both Donen and O’Donnell playing as part of a 12-piece ensemble that includes string quartet, French horn and assorted woodwinds.

Keyboard player, producer and composer Roger O’Donnell is best know for his work with The Cure but he has also performed in the Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin.

The Requiem is his first foray into classical music after his widely-praised 2011 suite, Quieter Trees, inspired by Hockney’s Bigger Trees Near Warter.

Critically celebrated across Europe, Adam Donen’s songs have been compared to those of Cohen and Brel, yet his style is all his own. He has garnered much praise for his performances and transcendental music that takes you through terror and heartbreak, and out the other side.

Links:

http://www.adamdonen.com

http://rogerodonnell.com

http://www.kaparte.info