UNspellable – a new concert series 2019/20
is a new concert series promoted by ame, taking place around Huddersfield in 2019/20. Both UK based and international artists are programmed, presenting a wide range of infinitely fascinating but awkwardly unclassifiable music – including improvisation, contemporary composition, electronic, sound art, and electro-pop.
Season 1 of UNspellable introduces four evenings with outstanding performers from Japan + UK-based musicians.
@ Small Seeds, Castlegate, Huddersfield HD1 2UD, UK (01484 53790710)
19:00 – open / 19:30 – start
Thurs 24th October
Taku Sugimoto (guitar) & Minami Saeki (voice)
Emerson Kitamura (electronics) & mmm (voice)
Kicking off UNspellable with two duos from Tokyo! Guitar legend Sugimoto appears with regular collaborator Saeki, while this is a first UK tour for Kitamura & mmm, bringing modern-day electronica from Japan.
Weds 13th November
Ami Yamasaki (voice), Charlie Collins (percussion) & Derek Saw (brass)
Not only Yamasaki’s UK debut, but also the 50th anniversary of Collins first involvement with live improvisation – a double celebration.
Mon 9th December
Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixer), Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar) & Otto Willberg (double bass)
Innovative experimental musician Nakamura is back in the UK, reuniting a remarkable group first encountered in Tokyo 2017. Plus multi-layered melodies and gentle noisiness, with bass and effects from redvirginsoil.
Wed 18th December
ASUNA + Minoru Sato
Celebrating their new 7inch vinyl TOTTERING STEPS on Belgium label Meeuw Muzak, Sato and ASUNA is back to Huddersfield with their original DIY gadget, air column resonator and keyboards. The evening starts with Caravan Comedown, the trio of Adam Davenport, Sophie Cooper and Neil Campbell, delivering new music of song and improvisation.
Season 02 and 03 will be curated by Another Timbre and Andie Brown in 2020