Weird Garden

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 7-11pm
  • free entry

An evening of experimental music & sounds which started in Lincoln is now venturing further afield, visiting Hull for the first time. The events are called Weird Garden & were started in September 2012 by Dex from near Lincoln whose stagename is Tape Noise. He puts the nights on to promote alternative music and give artists a chance to play. It’s to do with his ‘The $ell’ story, which is likely to feature in his performance at this event.

The name Weird Garden sounds like “weed garden” & sees value in things usually judged to be less important in this commercial world, where usually anything unusual is weeded out, just leaving bland ordinariness. Weird Garden events usually take place at a gallery called Decimal Place in Lincoln. There have been over 80 Weird Gardens since they started & Weird Garden has a good reputation on the noise, drone & alternative music scenes. None of the artists at this event have played in Hull before so it’s great to be bringing something new to the area.

 

The artists playing are:

  • 7-7.40pm CRACKLING MOUNTAIN
  • 7.50-8.30pm GREY FREQUENCY
  • 8.40-9.20pm MODULATOR ESP
  • 9.30-10.10pm TAPE NOISE
  • 10.20-11pm YUMAH
  • EXPERIMENTAL SONIC MACHINES play during the 10 minute intervals

About the artists:

Stoneygate generally writes chilled out downtempo electronica, triphop and cinematic pieces. This performance will be in a more stripped-back ‘acoustic’ style to showcase some of the songs from my first two albums, and I have guitarist Rich T-C and drummer/percussionist Steve Rock joining me. More information about Stoneygate.

Crackling Mountain is Yusef Sayed from Lincoln. A writer, especially about film, Yusef also creates thought-provoking sounds with guitar through effects, sometimes with field recordings in the background. A fascinating concept, idea, often is the inspiration for each piece.

Grey Frequency is the ambient music project of audio & visual artist Gavin Morrow from Nottingham. Through the manipulation of found sounds & field recordings he explores themes of memory, folklore & modern mythology. Soundscapes are crafted using audio cassettes, tape players & effects pedals, creating an atmospheric blend of lo-fi ambient textures, dense drones & abstract musical passages.

Jez Creek is from Nottingham & his Modulator ESP project has played many acclaimed sets at Weird Garden & elsewhere. He makes fantastic synthesiser music, using an ingenious table of synths, effects & mixers. Vast shimmering notes, sparkling chords, profound bass drones, then from this melodies can emerge & go fascinatingly rhythmic. He runs the Church Of Sound nights in Nottingham.

Tape Noise from Lincoln synthesises audio and spoken word, to explore themes of economy, society & environment, as an abstract narrative, audio paragraphs from his sonic novel The $ell.

Yumah is Lucy Morrow from Nottingham. She creates enchanting vocal soundscapes summoning the ghosts of lost highways, abandoned buildings and endless horizons, beautiful & hypnotic.

Experimental Sonic Machines & robot drummer Ernie will be playing in the 10 minute intervals.

Peter K Rollings makes most of his instruments & music machines from scrap materials & some are solar powered. He baffled the judges on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, & has played acclaimed sets at gigs & festivals around the country. In his shows he metamorphoses into a series of bizarre costumed characters, with highly imaginative, original electro-acoustic music to go with them.