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 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 […]
Have 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.
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.
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.
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, […]
Video of On Violence by Federico Reuben, for piano, live electronics and interactive score. Performed by Rei Nakamura This composition is inspired by Slavoj Žižek’s book Violence, in which he categorizes violence into two main types: subjective and objective violence.
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
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).
‘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).
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 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.
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
On November 11, 2010, squib-box presented Too Hot To Handel Too at Handel House Museum. The Handel House Museum is located on the upper floors of 25 and 23 Brook Street, London. 25 Brook Street was the residence of George Frideric Handel between 1723 and 1759 and 23 Brook Street was the home to rock […]
On the 28th of May 2010 at Schott Music, London, Libra Duo (Mark Knoop – piano and Carl Rosman – clarinet/voice) presented a true curio – two rarely-performed sonatas for clarinet and piano alongside the world premier of Adam de la Cour’s L’Exorcisme du Mômo, based on Antonin Artaud’s radio play Pour en finir avec […]
On the evenings of January the 21st and 22nd, squib-box hosted an official launch weekend at the Old Deptford Police Station, London. This mini-festival featured a mix of performances, interventions, improvisations, films, bar brawls and party games reflecting squib-box’s ethos that avant-garde performance is not tied to specific genres, disciplines or movements but to an […]
Performance by Mowgli with John Edwards as part of the squib-box launch event at Deptford Old Police Station (22/01/2011) Adam de la Cour – Voice/Guitar Federico Reuben – Live electronics Javier Carmona – Percussion/Drums John Edwards – Double Bass Neil Luck – Miscellaneous Mowgli is a band from squib-box.
Performance by Perro-chimp with John Edwards as part of the squib-box launch event at Deptford Old Police Station (22/01/2011) Federico Reuben – Live electronics Javier Carmona – Percussion/drums John Edwards – Double Bass Perro-chimp is a band from squib-box.
New FREE release by Perro-chimp (Javier Carmona – drums, Federico Reuben – live electronics) + Paulina Owczarek – sax Recorded during an improv session at Javier’s flat on 30/07/2010. Click here to listen. Perro-chimp is a band from squib-box.
New FREE release by Perro-chimp (Javier Carmona – drums, Federico Reuben – live electronics) + Adam de la Cour – processed voice/guitar. Live recording of an improvised set at the ICA on 08/05/2010. Click here to listen. Perro-chimp is a band from squib-box.
After Stuart Sherman. A video short of the latest installation of the Notebook project. All text is rearranged material from the Notebooks of Richard Foreman. Video: Rebecca Birch Editing: Neil Luck Stage Assistant: Madge
On the 22nd of June 2010 at Our Shop, Kilburn, Kinderfarten performed Hänsel und Gretel as part of Eszter’s sweetshop. Kinderfarten is a band from squib-box.
On the 1st of July, MusArc choir (www.musarc.org) workshopped and performed a new piece by Neil Luck at St. Stephen Walbrook’s, as part of the London Festival of Architectre. The piece, Misty, was designed to engage with the performance space, and was also an extension of Neil’s ‘Notebook’ project, setting text by the American playwright […]
Performance by Mowgli as part of Kämmer Klang 16 @ Cafe Oto (01/06/2010) Adam de la Cour – Voice Dominic Lash – Bass Federico Reuben – Live electronics Javier Carmona – Percussion/drums Neil Luck – Miscellaneous Mowgli is a band from squib-box.