Braw & Embassy Gallery Present: part wild horses mane on both sides - Conduit of bottomless submundane + Usurper!
Manchester ritualistic improvisers/sound artists Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols aka part wild horses mane on both sides present an absorbing and tactile installation-performance work that searches for new ways of experiencing sound while camouflaging the processes of its creation.
The pair tailor each show to the location using bespoke speaker placement, live instrumentation, acousmatic interventions and the subtle deployment of multi-sensory elements, drawing the audience into a bewitching sonic maze. Building upon a core of three looping, simultaneously played tape compositions and a conscious bridling of audio/visual perception, the show’s territory will be mapped in response to each venue’s architecture and acoustics, encouraging participants to explore the space and move through the stageless production generating their own sui generis experience.
Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols are part wild horses mane on both sides, a consistently idiosyncratic and adventurous free music group. Hailing from the north of England via France they have the ability to induce hermetic sonic states through a process of ritualistic improvisation. Employing flute, percussion and electronics alongside a vast cache of sonic artefacts that they have collected over the years (field recordings, found objects, old media), they conjure up a bold and evocative ancient/modern sound spectrum. Their compositions/performances traverse epic contours, veering from moments of spare, poetic beauty to unhinged rural psychedelia, unified by an acute awareness of time, space and silence.
Edinburgh improvising duo Usurper will also be performing on the night, so be sure to get down to the gallery early. Ali Robertson and Malcy Duff are the brothers Usurper and have been producing their wilfully weird ass and largely unpopular (their words) work for the past decade. Armed with a table of assorted objects and half functioning ‘instruments’ the pair gurgle, splutter and creak their way around globs of metallic clatter to create an aural logic with a keen sense of the surreal and it’s own comic timing.
£6 on the door.
7pm start, with the first performance on shortly after.