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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
squib-box are proud to present Last Wane Days the latest manifestation of Neil Luck’s Notebook project This two-act monodrama for voice and ensemble has been composed in collaboration with the acclaimed singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan, and is performed by her alongside the avant-garde string ensemble ARCO.
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 […]
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 […]
On Sunday the 20th of March, ARCO will perform a set of new pieces as part of Raised Curtain at the Theatre Royal Wakefield. The event is curated by the brand new Hepworth Wakefield gallery and will be conducted in the form of a guided tour of the ‘hidden’ spaces of the theatre. New pieces […]
ARCO collective, in association with squib-box present: ARCO! The Greatest Hits Recorded live in Lithuania The performance is an attempt to reconstruct live on stage, a radio show made previously for Resonance FM, and features pieces by Neil Luck, Adam de la Cour and Matthew Lee Knowles.