12 from 12

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12 sound events from 2012 that I really enjoyed. (In chronological order)

  1. Keiji Hano and Steve Noble. Café Oto, 28th February.*
  2. Freedom of the City, Cecil Sharp House, 5th/6th May.
  3. Scritti Politi. Bush Hall, 24th April.
  4. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass. Barbican, 11th May.*
  5. Fred Frith, Christian Marclay. Café Oto, 7th July.
  6. The Cherry Thing. Village Underground, 15th July.*
  7. John Tilbury, Oren Ambarchi. Café Oto, 3rd September.
  8. Star-shaped Biscuit, David Toop, Snape Maltings. 15th September.
  9. Peter Brotzmann Tentet + 1. Café Oto, 9th November.
  10.   Extended Play, Janek Schaefer. Installation at CCA Glasgow. 14th November.
  11. The Ex and guests. Café Oto, 29th November.
  12.  Touch 30, night one (Hildur Gudnadottir, David Toop, Philip Jeck, People Like Us, BJ Nilsen, Chris Watson, Fennesz). Beaconsfield Art Centre, 5th December.

*If I had to choose a favourite from this list it would be one of these.

And there were other highlights:

Gino Robair and John Butcher at the London Review Bookshop. Remembering Lol Coxhill at Cecil Sharp House, Thurston Moore and Matts Gustafson at Oto, Robert Wyatt in conversation at Oto, Anker, Taborn and Cleaver at Vortex, Mary Halvorson at Vortex, 2 nights of Miss Havisham Presents at Old Cholmeley Boys Club, Night of the Unexpected at Bishopsgate Institute, Little Feat at Islington Town Hall, Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the Forum, Crispell, Prévost, Smith at Oto, Supersilent at the Arches, Glasgow (and Swans the following evening), Mike Cooper and friends at Oto, the Martin Creed Band in the Purcell Room…

…the sound of the Atlantic waves coming in on the beach the day after a storm at Scarastavore, Isle of Harris, 23rd July.


One thought on “12 from 12

  1. Havisham 2013 flyer

    Miss Havisham presents……
    freely improvised and notated music at

    Old Cholmeley Boys Club
    68 Boleyn Road
    London N16 8JG

    on the last Sundays of various months of 2013

    Sunday February the 24th
    Aisha Orazbayeva – violin
    Tania Chen – piano & objects
    Najma Akhtar – voice
    Alan Tomlinson – trombones
    Rowland Sutherland – flutes 
    Steve Beresford – piano & objects

    Sunday March the 31st
    Lore Lixenberg – voice
    Ute Kanngiesser  – cello 
    Tania Chen – piano & objects
    David Ryan – clarinets
    Terry Day – bamboo pipes
    Matt Davis – trumpet

    Sunday April the 28th
    Lucy Railton – cello
    Aisha Orazbayeva – violin
    Satoko Fukuda – violin
    Poulomi Desai – prepared sitar
    BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar
    Steve Beresford – piano & objects 
    Jonathan Baker – vocals & processing 

    The unique Old Cholmeley Boys Club is very near the entrance to The Vortex

    Doors open at 8pm           
    Performances start at 8 30
    Admission £6 or £5 concessions  

    no bar but BYOB

    overground  trains 
    Dalston Junction 
    Dalston Kingsland

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