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