Hawthonn, Cristián Alvear, James Saunders in Bristol, UK, May 29

Source: Bang the Bore.


Café Kino, 108 Stoke’s Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU
8pm, Wednesday 29th May 2019
£8.00 on the door or pay what you can

Bang the Bore’s 10th Anniversary concert revisits milestones from our ten-year history of concerts in Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.

Prior to commencing their Hawthonn project, Layla and Phil Legard played for Bang the Bore as the Xenis Emputae Travelling Band in Southampton in 2011, delivering a vowel singing performance inspired by the work of Peter Michael Hamel and Joscelyn Godwin. They subsequently contributed to an early version of Bang the Bore’s collaborative composition ‘Twelve Tapes’ in 2012, taking part in the first eight-hour durational performance at Bradford’s Gallery 2. For this anniversary show, the 2016 recording of ‘Twelve Tapes’ released by Bristolian satirical field recording label Every Contact Leaves a Trace will be played back between performances.

We featured a performance of James Saunders’ ‘Location Composite #1’ at Displacement Activity, our 2013 concert at Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery celebrating the work of Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt. For this performance of ‘Location Composite #3’, Bluff Aggregates will perform the work using only audio recordings of previous Bang the Bore concerts at Café Kino.

The last time Cristián Alvear played for us was at Café Kino in September 2015. Coincidentally, this was also the last time that Bang the Bore founders Seth Cooke, Clive Henry and Daniel Bennett played together on the same line-up.