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squib-box podcast no.10

herakles podcast imageARCO present a spe­cial live pre­view per­for­mance broad­cast of Neil Luck’s Her­ak­les! It explores the myth of Her­cules, retold through wild alle­gor­i­cal mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tions, mis­trans­la­tions and mis­cre­ancy. Writ­ten and directed by Neil Luck, Her­ak­les! is music the­atre gone awry; a cul­tural black-hole drawing-in and dis­tend­ing ancient and mod­ern embod­i­ments of the Greek demi-god. A taste­ful fusion of Apol­lodorus, Schwarzeneg­ger, Ter­ayama, Hen­drix, Dis­ney, Arcane British Folk Rit­u­als and Aragoto-style Kabuki plays. Per­formed by ARCO. Her­ak­les! fea­tures as part of Tête à Tête Opera Fes­ti­val, King’s Place, on Sat­ur­day 9 August at 8pm and Sun­day 10 August at 4pm; and at Mil­ton Keynes Art Gallery on 11 Octo­ber at 7.30pm.

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Herakles!

14New Music the­atre by Neil Luck & ARCO

Off­spring of an immor­tal father and a mor­tal mother, Her­cules is an odd­ity — in pos­ses­sion of unnat­ural gifts, but bound by the same wheez­ing, aching, bleed­ing, flat­u­lent body as the rest of us. This ‘divine-fart’ is the sin­gu­lar­ity of a musi­cal black-hole in Her­ak­les!, draw­ing in, dis­tend­ing, and ulti­mately oblit­er­at­ing a freely syn­cretic car-crash of ref­er­ences to clas­si­cal and less clas­si­cal demigods. Via var­i­ous scraps of cul­tural flot­sam and jet­sam the myth finds its ulti­mate alle­gory in the tra­di­tional British Mum­mers play, a bawdy and incred­u­lous tale of mirac­u­lous resurrection.

Fol­low­ing it’s crit­i­cally unclaimed pre­miere in 2013, Her­ak­les! is being res­ur­rected for a series of UK live dates this Summer/Autumn.

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Perro-chimp in Málaga

IMG_0336Have you ever won­dered what hap­pens when you put a “perro” and a “chimp” together in the same room?

Perro-chimp were in Málaga last July doing a set of con­certs and work­shops and they brought back some boot­leg record­ings of some of their improv ses­sions for us to enjoy.

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New squib-box release: Troglodytes Troglodytes

VICIOUS_CIRCUS_FRONT_COVER_FINALsquib-box are proud to present Troglodytes Troglodytes. This could be avant-garde sideshow music. Dave Maric and Elo Mas­ing, the core of Vicious Cir­cus, often seem to per­form together like crazed dicephalus twins in this series of short pieces that could per­haps be thought of as the dis­owned sib­lings of free impro­vi­sa­tion, con­tem­po­rary con­cert music, and sci-fi soundtracks.

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squib-box podcast no.9

MethaneyUp the Shaft

Com­mis­sioned by the LSO as part of the Sound­hub scheme, squib-box present a new top­i­cal radio play. Join Matt Methaney, Vladimir Tintin, Mikael Gover, Tony Bas­soon, Miley Cyrus and a host of other guests as they ride up and down, up and down in a mag­i­cal elevator.

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Herakles!

New Music-Theatre
Writ­ten and Directed by Neil Luck
Per­formed by ARCO

Her­ak­les! Is a new piece of music-theatre draw­ing on an eclec­tic range of influ­ences from con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal music, con­crete poetry, slap­stick com­edy, free impro­vi­sa­tion, Kabuki the­atre and Broad­way show­stop­pers, fil­tered through the highly idio­syn­cratic and avant-garde texts of Richard Foreman.

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Herakles!
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New Music-Theatre Writ­ten and Directed by Neil Luck Per­formed by ARCO Her­ak­les! Is a new pie

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