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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 […]


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 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, […]


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.


New release – Last Wane Days

New release - Last Wane Days

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 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 launch event

squib-box launch event

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 […]


Raised Curtain

Raised Curtain

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! The Greatest Hits — Free Release

ARCO! The Greatest Hits — Free Release

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.



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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
Rachel Musson / Federico Reuben / Mark Sanders @ York Spring Festival

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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