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 […]
‘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.
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 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.
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 […]
Recorded live from Raven Row gallery and broadcast by Resonance FM (26/6/2011) squib-box and special guest Sam Belinfante discuss Sound Art. In their search for a ‘definitive’ definition, they interview Fiona Bevan, Rebecca Birch, Javier Carmona, Dominic Lash, Matthew Lee Knowles and Claudia Molitor (artists who often collaborate with squib-box) about their work and involvement […]
Recorded live on Clear Spot – Resonance FM (09/03/2011) squib-box discuss their recent work and showcase work from several brand new recorded releases alongside live performances. Expect an eclectic mix of contemporary music, children voice overs, free improv, nose tubing, accordion solos, metal, bluegrass and more…
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 […]