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squib-box podcast no.9

squib-box podcast no.9

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.


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.


Parmegiani 4 Kids

Parmegiani 4 Kids

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, […]


On Violence

On Violence

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.


New squib-box release: Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms

New squib-box release: Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms

squib-box are proud to present Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms. This col­lec­tion of impro­vi­sa­tions, recorded over 2011 and 2012, are the result of a long­stand­ing musi­cal part­ner­ship between squib-artists Tom Jack­son and Bene­dict Tay­lor. Part wild and unbri­dled, part del­i­cate and poised, these remark­able per­for­mances cap­ture a par­tic­u­larly intu­itive and inti­mate dia­logue between two active members […]


squib-box podcast no.8

squib-box podcast no.8

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


squib-box podcast no.7

squib-box podcast no.7

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 Residency

Squib-box Residency

Sound­fjord gallery have invited squib-box to take part in their ‘Sound­space’ store and project space as part of V22’s Sum­mer­club. We’ll be res­i­dent in the space from the 17th-19th of May, and pre­sent­ing a night of live per­for­mances on the 21st of June. More details here.


Schopenhauer!

squib-box proudly presents Schopen­hauer, a new band formed of squib-artists Tom Jack­son, Adam de la Cour and Fed­erico Reuben. Schopen­hauer spe­cialises in taste­less expres­sion­ist impro­vi­sa­tions, dark dialec­tics, trashy late-romantic kitsch and banal and evil conservatism.


Mark Knoop — Repurpose

Mark Knoop - Repurpose

On the first of May, squib-artist and friend Mark Knoop presents new works which each take exist­ing musi­cal mate­r­ial as their start­ing point. From Adam de la Cour’s Stock­hausen imposter, through Beaudoin’s micro­tim­ing, to Finnissy’s Brahms-style choral pre­ludes based on Nor­we­gian and Amer­i­can folk songs, each work pro­poses an intrigu­ing method of nego­ti­at­ing with the past. […]


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.


Spoken Word Music — New Free Release

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 release, […]


new squib-box podcasts

squib-box is releas­ing 6 new pod­casts that were orig­i­nally aired between Sep­tem­ber and Octo­ber 2011 on Res­o­nance 104.4 FM as Black­lists and Hap­pen­filths, a six-part series of shows explor­ing the wide rang­ing inter­ests and influ­ences of our artists. You can down­load and lis­ten to the pod­casts here: squib-box pod­cast No.6 — squib-box avant-party. Benny the Clown, […]


Merry Christmas from squib-box!


Zipperface ‘Here’s The Pitch’ video!

Zipperface 'Here's The Pitch' video!

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  


RESONANCE FM squib-box series

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 […]


Shadow Prophets

Shadow Prophets

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 galaxy […]


squib-box podcast no.2

squib-box podcast no.2

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 […]


Orwell Fragments — Free Release

Orwell Fragments - Free Release

squib-box presents Orwell Frag­ments, a live record­ing of a con­cert by Dominic Lash (Dou­ble Bass), Ingrid Laubrock (Sax­o­phone) and Fed­erico Reuben (Live Electronics).


squib-artists perform in Brooklyn

squib-artists perform in Brooklyn

Tues­day, June 14, 2011, 9.30pm Cafe Orwell 247 Varet St (between White St & Bog­art St) Brook­lyn, NY 11206 squib-box artists Dominic Lash (dou­ble bass) and Fed­erico Reuben (live elec­tron­ics) will be joined by Ingrid Laubrock (sax) for an impro­vised set at Cafe Orwell as part of The Super Coda — an exper­i­men­tal music night created […]


Hendrix Meets Handel in Copenhagen

Hendrix Meets Handel in Copenhagen

Tues­day, May 31, 2011, 10.15pm Republique, Fes­ti­val­café Øster­fælled Torv 37 DK-2100 Copen­hagen Ø FREE ENTRY squib-box presents Hen­drix Meets Han­del at the Athe­las New Music Fes­ti­val in Copen­hagen, Den­mark. This show will be a ver­sion of Too Hot to Han­del Too, pre­sented last Novem­ber at The Han­del House Museum.


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 […]


squib-box podcast no.1

squib-box podcast no.1

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…  



Events »

Herakles!
Herakles!

New Music-Theatre Writ­ten and Directed by Neil Luck Per­formed by ARCO Her­ak­les! Is a new pi

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Releases »

New squib-box release: Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms
New squib-box release: Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms

squib-box are proud to present Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms. This col­lec­tion of impro­vi­sa­tio

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On Violence
On Violence

Video of On Vio­lence by Fed­erico Reuben, for piano, live elec­tron­ics and inter­ac­tive sc

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'Beat' Me (cut and perm' no.1)
Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1)

‘Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1) by Adam de la Cour for (out of tune) solo piano and alarm sam­

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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 B

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