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 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 […]
squib-box’s Adam de la Cour talks B-movies, Troma, stupidity and his latest short movie Mr Topps… (more…)
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, 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
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, […]
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.
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, […]
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).
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 are proud to present Spoken Word Music, by KLK. Led by composer Matthew Lee Knowles, the group take a radical approach to the spoken voice in music. Download the album now for free and prepare yourself for something we guarantee you’ve never heard anything quite like. For more information and to listen to this […]
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.
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 […]
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 10:00pm San Leonardo De Siete Fuentes Santulussurgiu, Oristano Sardinia squib-box presents Shadow Prophets, a new collaborative opera composed by Adam de la Cour, Neil Luck and Federico Reuben and featuring a libretto by Matthew Lee Knowles. Shadow Prophets was commissioned by Associazione Culturale Heuristic for the Miniere Sonore Festival 2011. In a […]
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 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 […]