Saturday 5 October 2019, 7pm, Ikon
Please note that this is an off-site event taking place at Centrala, Minerva Works in Birmingham.
Keiko Yamamoto, founding member of OTOProjects, curates a series of concerts connecting Ikon, Centrala and the artistic community of Cafe OTO. Supported by The Estate of Barry Flanagan.
Free, suggested donation £3*
Seymour Wright performs an alto saxophone solo from his forthcoming publication Rites (2020), referencing a set of imaginary late-1960s Birmingham conditions and distortions including Emmy Bridgewater’s surrealism, Sun Ra, Neo-Classical architecture and the Staffordshire Hoard. Followed by listening and ambient DJ sets by Beatrice Dillon who has released music on Hessle Audio and Timedance. Part of Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth.
Seymour Wright’s work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique – actual and potential.
His solo work is documented on three widely-acclaimed collections - Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017).
Current projects include: abaria with Ute Kanngiesser; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; @xcrswx with Crystabel Riley; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; The Experimental Library with Evie Ward; XT with Paul Abbott; a trans-atlantic duet with Anne Guthrie, and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg's Atlas Mnemosyne.
His writing has been published in C//A, Sound American and The Wire.
London’s Beatrice Dillon is an artist, producer, and NTS DJ with acclaimed solo releases, remixes and collaborations across Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Boomkat Editions, Timedance and Where To Now? etc. Recent performances include MUTEK Montreal, Tokyo wwwx, Documenta Athens, Barbican Centre, Masåfåt Cairo, Moscow’s Save, Dekmantel and Borealis Norway. She has collaborated with intl. visual artists across Lisson Gallery, Tate, ICA, Southbank Centre, amongst others. Dillon was the recipient of Wysing Arts Centre’s artist residency in 2016 and is resident at Somerset House Studios.