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Saturday 27 April
St George's Bristol, 19:45 — 22:45
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Apartment House present a new transcription by Kerry Yong of seminal post-gothic, harmonium-sick 1968 album ‘The Marble Index' by Nico and John Cale, featuring Francesca Fargion as vocalist, along with Jim O’Rourke’s beautiful and laconic ’12 dollars is a lot’ (written for the ensemble in 2020) and selections from Arthur Russell’s avant-classical outlier ‘Tower of Meaning’. They’re joined on the bill by the celebrated American saxophonist, composer and media artist Matana Roberts, fresh from the release of the fifth chapter of their 'Coin Coin' release series; plus a special new collaboration between legendary free improv vocalist Maggie Nicols, performing in duo with prolific Bristol experimental drummer Dan Johnson for the first time.

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Apartment House

Francesca Fargion (voice), Kerry Yong (keyboards), Mira Benjamin, Chihiro Ono (violins), Bridget Carey (viola), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello) Created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, contemporary music ensemble Apartment House has been pushing the boundaries of avant-garde and experimental music for nearly thirty years, with performances all over the world and almost fifty album releases. More

Matana Roberts

An internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner, Matana Roberts’ work spans many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, music composition, visual art, dance, poetry, and theatre. More

Maggie Nicols & Dan Johnson

A mainstay of the European improvisational community since joining John Stevens’ legendary Spontaneous Music Ensemble in the late 1960s, Maggie Nicols has performed internationally for several decades at major festivals and worked with a great many improvisers from all over the world. Dan Johnson is a Bristol based percussionist, performance artist and educator who pushes the boundaries of how drumming is perceived through his solo and ensemble work. Known for intense, intimate and often durational solo performances, he also collaborates widely. More