Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7.30pm
Elektrick Lycanthrope is a concert of live music, reading and discussion that explores the lycanthropy legend and its cultural influence.
The evening will open with an Opening Ritual by the black metal inspired duo Meltaot – to be followed later by a special performance from Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson, an extended version of the English folk song “Reynardine” where he will be joined by dancer Holly Carlson.
As well as his long tenure with Earth, Dylan Carlson is also involved in his solo project Drcarlsonalbion – that takes the magical tradition of England and the UK as its main influence. His most recent venture was to team up with techno/electronic musician Kevin Martin aka The Bug for a series of live performances. An album of their collaboration, titled Concrete Desert, was released this year by Ninja Tune.
Meltaot are a black metal/noise duo made up of artist/musician/broadcaster Sharon Gal and artist/writer/musician Edwin Pouncey aka SavX. They met through Resonance 104.4FM and presented the weekly live show Diggers from 2002 until 2010. As Meltaot they have released a cassette, titled First And Second Rites, for the Tapeworm label – together with the live Souls On Board LP that was recorded at Café OTO and released on the Ash International label.
SavX is an underground cartoonist, illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in a variety of music press publications, book covers and album sleeves. Together with fellow artist Chris Long, he is half of the abstract painting group Battle Of The Eyes.
Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, investigating presence, embodiment, the psychology of sound and its relationship with space.
Sharon performs solo and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alex Ward, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben-David, Lina Lapelyte and Andie Brown.
She also directs a series of large group participatory compositions/performances, examining the inter-relations between people and place. These pieces are site specific; evolving collaboratively and inviting participation from the public. They offer artistic engagement, play, and creative exchange, as a means to learning and bringing together, presenting a democratic space and collective ownership. L'esprit d’escalier – for voices in a staircase, Toy Orchestra – for children and adults, Room to Breathe - for balloons and instruments, Long Drone – for many instruments, Gals with Guitars – for female guitar players, Sound Out – for a large ensemble of voices in a public space and Feel the Noise for a large ensemble of electric guitars and micro amps.
Sharon is a co-founder of Resonance 104.4 FM arts radio.
Her music was released by various labels: The Tapeworm, American Tapes, Ash International, A Silent Place Records, Chocolate Monk, Emanem Records, Ecstatic Yod, Paradigm Records, My Dance the Skull, Wild Silence, Fractal Meat Cuts and Visible Near Midnight Recordings.
She performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals. http://www.sharon-gal.com/