Musarc at Wysing Polyphonic
Saturday 2 July 2016, 12–11pm
Wysing Arts Centre
‘One of the UK's most tightly curated festivals.’
The Wire, 2015
Musarc has been invited to come to Wysing by artist, tenor, composer and long-standing choir tenor Sam Belinfante. The choir will perform Lin Chiwei’s Tape Music. Score for Musarc (2015), Sam Belinfante’s 'performance score' of Stanford’s The Bluebird, and work with Sam and Elaine Mitchener.
Wysing Polyphonic is the seventh annual music event at Wysing Arts Centre and the first to be fully acoustic; with no microphones, speakers, backing tracks, laptops or electronics. A range of musicians and visual artists have responded to the parameters of the festival which will rely on their experimental approach to working with voice, instruments and objects. Performances include abstract sound experiments, drone, choral ensembles, improvised jazz, whistling, song, spoken word, and performances using ancient instruments. Much of what will take place at will be improvised and completely unique to the festival and the specific surroundings and context of Wysing.
The line-up includes: Adam Bohman / Adam Christensen / Andy Holden / Barnaby Brown / Crispin Best / David Blandy / David Toop / Emma Smith / Evan Parker / Florence Peake / Jenny Moore / Jennifer Walshe / Keef Winter / Keiko Yamamoto / Linda Stupart / Larry Achiampong / Laura Cannell / Laura O’Neill / Megan Nolan / Musarc choir / Natalie Price Hafslund / Pierre Berthet / Paul Purgas / Rachel Benson / Richard Dawson / Rie Nakajima / Sam Belinfante / Secluded Bronte / Tomomi Adachi