Laura Cannell’s [Modern Ritual] is on tour over April, May and June 2018. An assembled collective of musicians and writers respond to what the concept of ‘Modern Ritual’ means to them through words and music.
[Modern Ritual] is a night of new performances exploring ideas of ritual through music and words, evoking real and fictional landscapes. Charles Hayward (This Heat, TINTH) performs his 30 MINUTE SNARE DRUM ROLL, medieval experimentalist performer/composer Laura Cannell plays newly composed works playing two recorders simultaneously and deconstructing her violin bow to create otherworldly soundscapes, Hoofus (aka André Bosman), an electronic composer, produces music where oscillating melodies meld with distorted rhythms exploring machine and marsh.
Writer/researcher Jennifer Lucy Allan performs her piece ‘Fowlis’s Daughter: A Short History of the Foghorn in 30 Interrupted Acts’, and Luke Turner, writer and co-founder of The Quietus, reads extracts from his forthcoming book Out of the Woods, exploring concepts of masculinity and sexuality, civilisation and wilderness.
[Modern Ritual] is ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual and provides a platform to premiere new works in the UK. Taking place at venues throughout the UK, April – June 2018.
Launched at Café Oto in 2017, [Modern Ritual] has since been awarded Arts Council of England National Lottery Funding to support the following UK dates:
6/4/18 SALFORD – SACRED TRINITY CHURCH
7/4/18 LIVERPOOL* – LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL – MUSIC ROOM
25/5/28 SWANSEA** – NAWR, BBC Hall at Swansea Studios, University of Swansea
26/5/18 BRISTOL – THE BRUNSWICK CLUB
14/6/18 HEBDEN BRIDGE – THE TRADES CLUB
16/6/18 LONDON – LSO ST LUKES
(with Ex-Easter Island Head* with Rhodri Davies**)