Saturday, December 03, 2016

Athelstan Sound

10th November 2016
Water Lane Cafe, Canterbury Another Thursday night Free Range event organised by Sam Bailey. Sadly I wasn't able to stick around for the main attraction, performance artist Megan Garrett-Jones (who was busy preparing some experimentally flavoured jellies while I was there). The support set came from Athelstan Sound, an improv collective from Margate. They reminded me a bit of Children of the Drone, the improv collective I've been involved with in Exeter over the years — mixed ages and genders, using a wide range of sonic textures, some visual projections. This piece started with one of them reading the news aloud (while listening to it via the radio, I suspect, repeating word for word what he heard in real time):


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