Alan Tomlinson and the River Seven.
Venue: River Seven, Dale Head Farm, Rosedale
Saturday 24 March 2012 12 noon. FREE EVENT
‘The Danny DeVito of free improvisation’, improvising trombonist Alan Tomlinson blows into North Yorkshire to perform one of the most extraordinary musical duets ever – with, and in, the River Seven in the beautiful valley of Rosedale. Alan will paint a sound-scape of a primordial world, inspired and accompanied by the music of the river.
Art event conceived and produced by Simon Thackray.
“He can make the trombone sound like frustrated elephants courting or like the finish at Brands Hatch.” Melody Maker
The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.
IMPORTANT: We recommend outdoor clothing with wellies or boots. The ground can be wet and boggy. This is a working farm with sheep. NO DOGS ALLOWED. You attend this event entirely at your own risk.
DIRECTIONS: from Rosedale village, follow sign for Castleton and then after about 1 mile take left lane to Dale Head Only. Continue slowly up lane until you arrive at Dale Head Farm which is the last farm at the very end of the lane. The river venue is 10 minutes walk across a field from the farm – please allow plenty of time for your journey and parking – the performance will start at 12 noon prompt and last for 30 minutes.
Alan Tomlinson and the River Seven is being filmed for a new feature length documentary about British improvised music, directed by Antoine Prum and narrated by Stewart Lee. See news:
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Wednesday 21 March – Crayke Sports Club – 01347 822327
Thursday 22 March – Weaverthorpe village hall – 01944 738761
Friday 23 March – Sessay village hall – 01845 501554
Saturday 24 March – Brawby, The Shed – 01653 668494
Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders is a standard game of prize bingo (you win prizes!) with simultaneous drumming and percussion disruption. This unique gig stars legendary bingo caller Eileen Boyes and leading European improviser Mark Sanders on drums.
The brainchild of Simon Thackray, Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders premiered at The Shed in 1999 and has since been performed at FuseLeeds, Belfast International Festival and the National Centre For Early Music. Seeing (and hearing) is believing. This is a rare combination of free improv and fun!
“You would be mad to miss such delirium!” Charles Hutchinson, The Press
“It shouldn’t work but it does. Great fun!” Belfast Telegraph
Don’t miss Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders!