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The Pancrace Project at Islington Mill

By cuspeditions, Mar 21 2017 03:05PM

Penultimate Press & Cuspeditions present: The Pancrace Project


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4th April 2017


19.30 -23.00


£5/£7 on the door


Islington Mill

James Street

Salford

m3 5hw


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Music for pipe organ Stiehr-Mockers 1848, bird whistles, Baroque Violin, Irish Flutes, Boîtes à Bourdons, Landscape Piano, Motorised Bows, Standuino Pi Synth, Microphones, Hurgy Toys, AM radio, Church Bells, Uillean Pipes and Hulusi Flutes.


Pancrace is a unique improvising quintet comprising French, British and Austrian performers. The members include Prune Bécheau, Arden Day, Julien Desailly, Léo Maurel and Jan Vysocky. Pancrace is also the name of the church in Dangolsheim Alsace and is next to where the instrument inventor Léo Maurel, known for his ingeniously designed instruments inspired by the hurdy gurdy, lives.


In Pancrace one can hear a radical new music comprised of many of Léo’s shape-shifting instruments and devices being utilised without knowing which are bowed, plucked, hammered or rubbed. The results are a maelstrom of sound and song which see-saw between the harrowing and the sublime with incredible detail to sonic content.


One of the most exciting debut’s to arrive in recent times the material recorded at Saint-Pancrace/Dangolsheim in April 2015 will be

Published on double vinyl by Penultimate Press


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Support comes from the newly formed:


Psychic Sister Pseudo Séance Band


a trio of sonic sorceresses.

A cloverleaf of rock, folk and sound art lineage, the trio is

Ali Bell (voice, oven-rack harp, keyboard, percussion)

Ecka Mordecai (cello, bowed psaltery)

Mitzi Jones (violin).


"Their music is a cosmic conversation whose tectonic shifts evokes the cinematic gravitas of Toru Takemitsu, late-period Nico, and the mournful melancholy of Celtic folk song"

- David McLean, Tombed Visions


&


BEN KNIGHT DANCING

(Ben Knight from Psykick Dancehall, Human Heads and Katz Mulk fame will present a new dance piece called 'NEVER PRACTICE')