ALMOST CREDIBLE MUSIC/////
WE ARE FOR A WHILE
LP LAUNCH NIGHT//
WE ARE FOR A WHILE is a sonic and visual tale about recycling. Offering new life to broken instruments, borrowed music and battered machines recovered from across UK’s dumpsters, beeches, alley ways and other odd places, the work is a deep-felt and jovial exploration of the forgotten and the unwanted.
These material outcasts prove their own worth in sonic beauty against the more conventional instruments, making this work as much about the art of re-using as it is an ode to trash.
Originally created for and first toured with Apartment House, as part of Vitalija's 18 month Sound and Music residency with the group.
9th JUNE Caustic Coastal
18th JULY Sutton House
THE UNPRECEDENTED CASE
Conjured up by the talented bunch at Hand Of, Almost Credible Music is excited to be part of a week-long educational project made up of three artists, 30 Hackney schoolchildren, the Parliamentary Archives, and the National Trust’s Sutton House.
After a week-long residency in Sutton House involving instrument building and historical explorations, the children will tell stories from Hackney's history through music, text, and puppetry. Some will be funny, some will be moving, some will be completely unprecedented. They will travel from Tudor Hackney - when Hackney was just a village near London, and London Fields really was fields - through the centuries to The Big Stink, all the way to the 1980s, and back. There will be Tudors and punks and graffiti and pheasants and poo, but more than anything else there will be people.
Project organisers - Hand Of
Composer & writer - Joe Snape
Puppetry artist & workshop leader - Rachel Warr
Music Workshop Leaders - Jenny Dyson & Michael Cutting
Live Ensemble - Almost Credible Music (Michael Cutting, Vitalija Glovackyte, Jenny Dyson, Robbie Gardiner
18th JULY, 5:30pm
Sutton House, London
Supported by Arts Council England, National Trust and the Parliamentary Archives
14th November Legroom
Almost Credible Music packs a night of music and theatre at LEGROOM, featuring bleeping machines, live performance and spoken text. The program centres on the first instalment of Michael Cutting’s new work of music theatre for two performers of analogue devices, live visuals and narrator, to be presented in full in 2018. Completing the night is the beautifully melancholic Religious Music by Berlin-based artist Joe Snape and a specially devised new solo set by Verona's very own Zeno Baldi.
LEGROOM, Manchester (part of NMNW Festival)
Free entry (Donations)
8PM - 'Listening, then talking #3' facilitated by Ecka Mordecai.
10PM - music by Joe Snape, Zeno Baldi & Michael Cutting