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Hullabaloo Festival – The Noise Eating Monsters – Friday 17th November 2017

Friday Nov 17th. The Noise Eating Monsters plus John Cooke and kek-w
Doors open 7.30  – Tickets £9/8 concession (unwaged/under 18)
The Noise Eating Monsters play rants, roars and grooves, creating an improvised music inspired by rock, dub and funk. Making a deliriously rhythmic racket the band’s collective credits range from Squarepusher through Derek Bailey to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Also playing will be dystopian drum & bass producer DJ/producer John Cook and local noise musician and artist kek-w.

Alex Ward is a phenomenal guitarist currently touring in avante supergroup This Not This Heat. His music ranges through rock, jazz, improvised and classical music and he regularly plays with Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth. Alex is one of comedian Stewart Lee’s favorite musicians
“…guitarist Alex Ward [is] a compulsively creative polymath of indiscriminately omnivorous appetite … a reliably unpredictable axe-hero for collaborators of all backgrounds.”
London based drummer Alex Thomas played in thrash band Bolt Thrower and is now highly in demand, playing with John Cale, David Byrne, Squarepusher, Bats for Lashes, Chromehoof and U.N.K.L.E.
Hullabaloo is a celebration of sound, music making and improvisation. The festival explores improvisation, how we ‘make it up as we go along’, a key part of our creativity, in music, in art and in life and invites people to join in. The festival also celebrates some of the wide range of music making and performance we have in Somerset and the South West. Events range from family workshops, performances by internationally recognized musicians, instrument makers, beatboxers, jazz and rock bands, electronica, debates, films and talks. Hullabaloo will be wild, unpredictable, fun and provocative, exploring the mysteries and paradoxes of ways of making music and sound that combine simple playfulness with extra- ordinary skill.
Hullabaloo is based at the CIC CIC in Taunton with a few other events in the area.
There are many ways to get involved, in our family workshops, improvising orchestra or choir, in painting, filming, drawing or writing along with the music being made or participating in the Thursday evening event, Spontaneous Combustion, mixing performance, games and debate. You could record and film some of the performances and send them into so we can create pieces and collages out of the weekends sound and performance. There will be a big white board at the events to gather comments, ideas and photos and a virtual space to share stuff on too.
The festival builds on the monthly improvisation nights held at the CIC Centre Taunton, events like ‘Surrounded by Sound’, similar gatherings in Bristol and Dorset and a history of experimental and improvised music in the South West. For more information contact Tim Hill, milton3hill@yahoo.co.uk 01823490219

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