The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

May 2012


Mark Braby and Shaun Hendry present the latest in an ongoing series of genuinely alternative after-office live entertainments. Admission is free to members (show your membership card) otherwise sign in for membership. Donations, to the performers, will be sought.

Friday 25th May

Those who performed (in no particular order):

Cagoul - Free improv luminairies Anna Homler (from California) vocals and toys, Richard Sanderson, melodeon and objects, and Steve Beresford, toys and electronics get together to concoct a heady blend of exotic vocalisation and quixotic instrumentation. They last played 9 years ago at the Berlin Jazz Festival!

Pete Evans Mr Evans has, in the past, been know as Harry 'Pete' Peters, performing acoustic songs with wit and aplomb. But Harry is dead doncha know. Long live Pete Evans!

Same Actor -Sitar sounds a plenty and barefooted, Chris Cook (AKA Same Actor) last twanged a drone in September 2010. Hear him strum, thrum, buzz and fizz again, only this time he is joined by Wil Miles who will be triggering sounds from the A12!

Jude Cowan - what's goin' on?....we hear you ask. well we don't know, but thankfully Jude does (Bob Dylan once played at The King & Queen incidentally).

Daniel Lehan - so indelibly did he ink himself into our consciousness at last month's Scaledown that we invited him back to dazzle us with his visual poetry.

Taylor/Cundy Duo - a duo, that means there's two of 'em, and they would be Benedict Taylor and Chris Cundy playing short little pieces completely improvised on viola and bass clarinet respectively.

Dead Sea Midnight Runners - and then there were four - Martin White, Nathan Hamer, Ben Handysides and Amy Butterworth, all card carrying members of The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra, but scaled down obviously to show that Klez is more.

Krillit - Krillit is a coming together of Alison Blunt (UK) and Juun (AT), hailing from diverse backgrounds and creating a musical interchange drawing on the freedom offered by improvisation via violin, 'pianoguts', zither and hammered dulcimer. The listener is invited to float in a microcosmos, the energy of which oscillates between fragile and finely chiselled sounds.