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squib-box podcast no.10

herakles podcast imageARCO 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 of Apollodorus, Schwarzenegger, Terayama, Hendrix, Disney, Arcane British Folk Rituals and Aragoto-style Kabuki plays. Performed by ARCO. Herakles! features as part of Tête à Tête Opera Festival, King’s Place, on Saturday 9 August at 8pm and Sunday 10 August at 4pm; and at Milton Keynes Art Gallery on 11 October at 7.30pm.

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Herakles!

14New 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, distending, and ultimately obliterating a freely syncretic car-crash of references to classical and less classical demigods. Via various scraps of cultural flotsam and jetsam the myth finds its ultimate allegory in the traditional British Mummers play, a bawdy and incredulous tale of miraculous resurrection.

Following it’s critically unclaimed premiere in 2013, Herakles! is being resurrected for a series of UK live dates this Summer/Autumn.

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Perro-chimp in Málaga

IMG_0336Have you ever wondered what happens when you put a “perro” and a “chimp” together in the same room?

Perro-chimp were in Málaga last July doing a set of concerts and workshops and they brought back some bootleg recordings of some of their improv sessions for us to enjoy.

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New squib-box release: Troglodytes Troglodytes

VICIOUS_CIRCUS_FRONT_COVER_FINALsquib-box are proud to present Troglodytes Troglodytes. This could be avant-garde sideshow music. Dave Maric and Elo Masing, the core of Vicious Circus, often seem to perform together like crazed dicephalus twins in this series of short pieces that could perhaps be thought of as the disowned siblings of free improvisation, contemporary concert music, and sci-fi soundtracks.

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squib-box podcast no.9

MethaneyUp 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.

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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.

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