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Adam de la Cour

(sweet-ERROR: miku) – beta version

(sweet-ERROR: miku) - beta version

7 December, 6:00pm Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, Sounds Between Ivy Arts Centre Main Theatre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (sweet-ERROR: miku) is the prototype for a new project by squib-box, exploring questions of body image in the digital realm. It stars jarringly oppositional characters that are mashed together into a syncretic melting pot of a J-pop inspired family-friendly stadium rock […]


Drivetime Underground

Drivetime Underground

Drivetime Underground is a new radio series presenting vanguard new music in the fun and easily digestible format of commercial radio. It attempts to address head-on the growing commercial pressures faced by composers, performers, and organisations in today’s cultural marketplace, and rallies against any whiff of elitism. Each show in the series will feature features […]


Taking In The Trash

Taking In The Trash

squib-box’s Adam de la Cour talks B-movies, Troma, stupidity and his latest short movie Mr Topps… (more…)


Via Gut @ LCMF

Via Gut @ LCMF

11 December, 7.00 pm LCMF – London Contemporary Music Festival Ambika P3, Lon­don, UK Neil Luck’s LCMF commission Via Gut is monologue-cum-variety-act about the future. Performed by the hard-core of squib-box and ARCO (Neil Luck, Adam de la Cour, Federico Reuben, Tom Jackson, Benedict Taylor) the piece expounds upon a physical, metaphysical, and pataphysical reading […]


Squib-box presents… BASIC

Squib-box presents... BASIC

squib-box, in partnership with Hackney Classical present a series of concerts interrogating the fundaments of human existence. COMEDY //// 21st April//// 730PM FOOD //// 24th February //// 730PM SEX /// 24th March COMEDY /// 21st April POLITICS /// 19th May THE AFTERLIFE /// 23rd June DEATH /// 21st July


New squib-box release: Burn Before Lis­ten­ing

New squib-box release: Burn Before Lis­ten­ing

squib-box are proud to present Burn Before Listening, our first archival release. The Two Bennys were perhaps one of 1940s America’s most unsurprisingly unsuccessful light entertainment acts. Technically inept and deeply offensive, their repeatedly failed attempts at both live and recorded performance are now viewed by most as a fair indication of their low credibility […]


squib-box podcast no.10

squib-box podcast no.10

ARCO 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 […]


Herakles!

Herakles!

New 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, […]


squib-box podcast no.9

squib-box podcast no.9

Up 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.


Herakles!

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.


Batsu!!! Humiliating Music for Guitar

Batsu!!! Humiliating Music for Guitar

Video of highlights from the pilot of a Japanese Batsu game show featuring squibbers Adam de la Cour and Neil Luck. Filmed in 2009, in a secret underground military bunker. The show never aired.


Parmegiani 4 Kids

Parmegiani 4 Kids

On April 6, 2013, squib-box took part in the Spring Collage Party event organised by The Hepworth Wakefield. In a participatory sound installation/workshop, children (and adults) were invited to contribute their own sounds to create their own musique concrète collage in the style of Bernard Parmegiani with the added help of everyday objects, toy instruments, […]


squib-box podcast no.8

squib-box podcast no.8

Neil Luck is joined in the studio by Tokyo based artist Takahiro Tomatsu. They discuss Takahiro’s practice as a sound artist and performer, as well as work by other British and Japanese artists working, in some way, across the cultural, geographical and aesthetic gap between both nations


squib-box podcast no.7

squib-box podcast no.7

Presented as part of Resonance FM’s ‘Metronomic Marathon’; a 12 hour live radio relay involving a series of performers playing at a constant 135bpm (the average heartrate of a Marathon runner).


Schopenhauer!

squib-box proudly presents Schopenhauer, a new band formed of squib-artists Tom Jackson, Adam de la Cour and Federico Reuben. Schopenhauer specialises in tasteless expressionist improvisations, dark dialectics, trashy late-romantic kitsch and banal and evil conservatism.


Mark Knoop – Repurpose

Mark Knoop - Repurpose

On the first of May, squib-artist and friend Mark Knoop presents new works which each take existing musical material as their starting point. From Adam de la Cour’s Stockhausen imposter, through Beaudoin’s microtiming, to Finnissy’s Brahms-style choral preludes based on Norwegian and American folk songs, each work proposes an intriguing method of negotiating with the […]


‘Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1)

'Beat' Me (cut and perm' no.1)

‘Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1) by Adam de la Cour for (out of tune) solo piano and alarm samples (2007/11) Performed by Mark Knoop. A mash up of the material and practices of William S. Burroughs and Percy Grainger. All musical material appears twice in some shape or form (except the very last bar).


Merry Christmas from squib-box!


squib-box podcast no.6

squib-box podcast no.6

squib-box cel­e­brate 1 year of being offi­cially ‘open for busi­ness’ by throwing a very special birthday party. The cel­e­bra­tions are led by Benny the Clown and tren­chant avant-gardists-cum-children’s enter­tain­ers, Kinder­farten. They are joined by the Pied Piper and two lovely guests: Ece and Elize. Together they play various avant-party games including including benny’s story corner, […]


squib-box podcast no.5

squib-box podcast no.5

squib-box are joined by Michael Finnissy to discuss his work as a composer and pianist. The show features recordings of his compositions, performances of works by Chris Newman and Adam de la Cour, and a ‘dissection’ of one of his works performed live at the studio.


Zipperface ‘Here’s The Pitch’ video!

Zipperface 'Here's The Pitch' video!

Ladies and Gentleman, for your viewing pleasure… Here’s The Pitch, the brand spanking new video from Zipperface, from the EP Gastromancy, available via squib-box! Produced for Den Lennie’s Music Video Masterclass 2011  


squib-box podcast no.4

squib-box podcast no.4

squib-box presents a show exploring the idea of the visible made audible. They are joined in the studio by dancer/dance scientist Emma Redding, writer/dramaturg Mary Ann Hushlak and Dr. Sarah Chin GP to discuss In preparation, a laboratory-based project and dance performance led by Athina Vahla. The show focuses on the relationship between movement/physicality and […]


squib-box podcast no.3

squib-box podcast no.3

squib-box are joined in the stu­dio by Mark Hanslip and Javier Car­mona on a show focus­ing on impro­vi­sa­tion. Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Perro-chimp with Hanslip, and from Hanslip/Carmona’s new CD Dosa­dos, as well as interrogations, simultaneous translations, the spanish squib-quisition, live shaving of relatively small objects and the sacrificial slaughter of a chimpdog.


RESONANCE FM squib-box series

squib-box presents Blacklists and Happenfilths, a six-part series of shows for Resonance 104.4 FM exploring the wide ranging interests and influences of our artists. You can pick up Resonance in the FM airwaves within London, or via a live stream from their website. The show airs every Saturday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm starting September 3rd. All […]



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(sweet-ERROR: miku) - beta version
(sweet-ERROR: miku) – beta version

7 December, 6:00pm Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, Sounds Between Ivy Arts Centre M

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New squib-box release: Burn Before Lis­ten­ing
New squib-box release: Burn Before Lis­ten­ing

squib-box are proud to present Burn Before Listening, our first archival release. The Two Bennys wer

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Rachel Musson / Federico Reuben / Mark Sanders @ York Spring Festival
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Federico Reuben was joined by Rachel Musson (sax) and Mark Sanders (drums) for a fiery improvisation

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Drivetime Underground
Drivetime Underground

Drivetime Underground is a new radio series presenting vanguard new music in the fun and easily dige

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Orwell Fragments - Free Release
Orwell Fragments – Free Release

squib-box presents Orwell Fragments, a live recording of a concert by Dominic Lash (Double Bass), In

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