Saturday 10 August 2019, 7.30pm
Adam Bohman’s life is a continual bricolage – from his artworks to his sound works, via his tape diaries and text pieces. He magpies and gleans away pedestrian gems, and from his hoard he conjures up a prolific and kaleidoscopic creative output. It’s a pure and wonderful compulsion. Filmed within and around his creative den – his sublimely cluttered flat in Catford – Adam guides us through tabletops overspilling with springs and metal, tottering piles of collages, and the joys of street signs of Lewisham, offering an intimate glimpse into his processes and passions.
Director: Cathy Soreny
Cathy is a documentary filmmaker who on one hand focuses on co-created films for social change, on all the rest of her limbs documents and celebrates the UK underground improvising scene. As part of Sheffield community TV collective Peak Signal 2 Noise she has developed a unique approach to exploring creativity. http://ps2n.org/
Adam Bohman has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. Working with home-built instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects. He is a member of British experimental groups, Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers, Secluded Bronte, and The London Improvisers Orchestra. Adam's music is unique and experimental, incorporating Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation.
Secluded Bronte are Richard Thomas, Jonathan Bohman and Adam Bohman. Secluded Bronte formed in London and launched in New York City in 2002. Their music combines free improvisation, speech, musique concrète, pop, rock 'n' roll, music-theatre, expanded cinema... you name it. It's heterogenous stuff.
Secluded Bronte have toured in the United States and throughout Europe. They have recorded live sessions for BBC Radio 3, WFMU, Concertzender, Resonance FM. Secluded Bronte have released six albums and two singles: Secluded in Jersey City (Pogus), Dark August Variations (Worm Records/K7-3), Ten Point Plan To Destroy Astrology (Singing Knives), For Entertainment Everyone Dies (Apolkalypso), Daughter Tunnel Sunlight (Ffordd Allan). In 2020 the group released two albums on the Ffordd Allan label, Magnetic Crochet and the live album Queen's. In November a third album, The Horns of Andromeda, was released on Takuroku.
Adrian plays soprano, sopranino and alto saxophones, and is based in London. He can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, including the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as doing solo saxophone performances.
Adrian also works with film/sound and runs 'Ensemble Kino', a pool of musicians providing live music to film, as well as the yearly Triptik film night events, involving a stellar cast of improvisers.
As well as 'Jazz Thali' (Indo -Greek Jazz fusion) with Harvir Sahota (tabla) and Tasos Stamou (bouzouki), he can also be booked to play Bollywood tunes for weddings, either as solo sax on in a duo with tabla.
Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. Has performed with
Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Anna Homler, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and John Edwards. Recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern. In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’-an electro acoustic ensemble, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and Guess Who Festival-Utrecht, with The Scorpios, psychedelic Sudanese band and solo saxophone at Le Pied Nu Festival, France.
Tom Scott – reeds/electronics & strings – has been involved in music making since the early 80s. Interested in a wide range of musical genres (composed, devised, written and improvised) and has played in many different settings; alt rock, jazz punk, graphic scores, urban folk, soundtracks and scapes. He has collaborated with numerous musicians, dancers, poets and performance artists as well as devising soundtracks for theatre pieces. He has worked with Adam Bohman in a duo and larger ensembles since 2010.