Daytime Concert 1.00pm-2.00pm (£2 pay on door) & Workshop 2.30pm – 4.30pm (free). Evening Concert 8pm (£10) doors 7.30pm.
The Hullabaloo Festival celebrates spontaneity and the joy of improvisation. Wild, unpredictable, fun, and provocative, the festival revels in how we ‘make it up as we go along’ and asks everyone to join in. The festival explores improvisation in sound and music, words and visuals and takes place at the CIC Creative Innovation Centre in Taunton.
The festival starts with a lunchtime concert, followed by an open workshop, and an evening concert. Improvisation is an essential element of music making and has become a genre in itself, often called ‘free improvisation’. The festival also celebrates some of the wide range of music making and creativity we have in here in Somerset.
Featured will be the
- Hullabaloo Improvising Orchestra plus guests including poet Alice Madicott,
- Visual artist Richard Tomlinson,
- musician Mike Hurley and animator Nick Bickford.
Mike is a Somerset musician, a piano graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire and reggae drummer, the Hullabaloo Orchestra has been collaborating with local artist Nick Bickford creating soundtracks for his wild and colourful animations.
Hullabaloo is a monthly night of musical adventure at the CICCIC, open to all instrumentalists, singers, and sound explorers, using games, strategies, and exercises to develop listening and musical imaginations.
The orchestra creates music that grows and changes and plays with the joy and possibilities of improvisation. The group has been meeting for four years and has over 20 regular members, from viola to electronics, brass to singers. This is the fourth Hullaballoo Festival.
The Hullabaloo Orchestra is an open group that has been meeting at the CIC for over four years and this is its fourth festival. The group was started by local musician Tim Hill.
ABOUT DAY TIME WORKSHOPS
1pm to 2pm. Word Weaving Sound Smiths. A lunchtime concert with Alice Maddicott and Tim Hill. £2 (pay on the door).
Poet Alice Maddicott will be weaving a web of words with Hullabaloo’s Tim Hill.
Alice is a writer and artist from Somerset, she writes poetry, children’s television scripts, travel and nature writing, as well as public art commissions. For nearly two decades she has worked on creative education projects. She lives with two rescue cats, Tariel and Sindri, and Ptolemy the tortoise who she’s had for 35 years
2.30 – 4.30 In the Moment – Improvising Workshop. Free.
An open workshop to explore improvisation in sound, words, and visuals. You can come and try group improvising, write, paint, or draw. Bring your instrument or voice or use the art materials provided. You could also try creatively filming with your phone. The workshop will be led by Alice and Tim with members of the Hullabaloo Orchestra.
ABOUT EVENING CONCERT
8pm Evening Concert (adv ticket £10 by booking below or £12 on the door)
A concert featuring:
- Hullabaloo Improvising Orchestra
- Richard Tomlinson – visuals
- Nick Bickford – animations
- Mike Hurley – piano and drums
Hullabaloo Festival Evening Concert (doors 7.30pm - start 8pm)
November 12, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm