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The Locker Conversations featuring Hand of Stabs

Written by on 20 October 2016

October 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Doors at 7.30pm, Performance starts at 8.00pm

The Locker Conversations are coming to Sittingbourne – presenting three fantastic musical acts. The first of it’s kind at No.34!  Listen to fusions of soulful folk, opera and sound art and join in some informal chat too. These evenings present new and experimental music from artists Liz Hayward, Arcelia and Hand of Stabs accompanied by The Locker Ensemble.

Opera Activist Tania Holland Williams has curated this series of events, find out more with an interview with Tania on our blog.

For the third of this three-part series, The Locker Conversations presents Hand of Stabs; who BBC 6Music presenter Stuart Maconie describes as “Progressive Pagan Skiffle. It’s a creepy and brilliant thing”

The Locker Conversations bring new and experimental music to Sittingbourne. At each event a special guest will present original works from their repertoire to the audience – be it sound art, folk music or improvised rhythm work. Members of the more classically orientated Locker Ensemble will also present a short programme that seeks to respond to the work of their guest, thereby creating a musical conversation which draws links between seemingly disparate genres.

But no Locker event would feel right without plenty of opportunities to hear from the audience. So visitors to the shows will also be invited to take part in the conversation at intervals throughout the performances; encouraging us to reflect on the supposed boundaries that exist within music and to experience new forms of music.

The Locker Conversations are a follow-on from Tania’s previous commission with Ideas Test; Davy Jones’ Locker,  which brought music by living composers into people’s living rooms, introducing some very unfamiliar music into spaces that are intimate and comfortable.

Informal, intimate and occasionally irreverent, The Locker Conversations presents new music in close quarters. Bring your opinions.

Image by Sara Norling

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