Steve Beresford, Kelly Jayne Jones, David Velez // 24.01.19 19:30 // Small Seeds, Huddersfield
Thursday 24th January
day 1 By the book, letter for letter – ame book launch with
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on piano, electronics and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Alterations.
He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials. He was part of the editorial teams for ‘Musics’ and ‘Collusion’ magazines, writes about music in various contexts and was a senior lecturer in music at University of Westminster. With Blanca Regina, he is part of ‘Unpredictable Series’, which produces events and sound and video recordings of experimental music and art.
Steve has often worked with Christian Marclay on various Marclay mixed media pieces. Others he has worked with include The Slits, Najma Akhtar, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Tania Chen, Ray Davies, Mandhira De Saram, The Flying Lizards, Zeena Parkins, The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Ilan Volkov, Rachel Musson, Vic Reeves and Lore Lixenberg.
Beresford has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, free-improviser, composer and producer, and was was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.
Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist who is making work that combines performance art, installation, sound and electro-acoustic music. Her work is largely based upon the electroacoustic composition tradition with the use of graphic scores, instructions, actions, movement, installation-performance, and audience participation/interaction. She is interested in creating a multi-sensory experience, of sight, sound, smells, space, interaction, communication and exchange. Her recent work has been based upon the themes of the unconscious and asking how can art have the potential to be a supportive environment to explore visceral emotion, psychological awareness and performance as a site for transformation; interpersonally and communally.
KJJhas collaborations with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling) and Andie Brown from These feathers have plumes and Jon Collin. She was one half of the group part wild horses mane on both sides, which disbanded in 2016. She has performed across Europe in various DIY venues and has been commissioned for works with various projects at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London and CCA Glasgow, Trieze Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival & Kunsthalle Bergen Norway, Tectonics contemporary music festival, Hangar Bicocca gallery Milan and the Huddersfield contemporary music festival (hcmf//) and Sheffield Site Gallery. She has an upcoming performance with Claudia Molitor and Tullis Rennie at hcmf// 2018.
David Vélez is a Colombian artist working primarily with sound in lines such as composition, performance, installation, sculpture and video.
In David’s work the cultural, social, economical and environmental context in which he works is the main conceptual and formal source for his pieces. Coming from a field recordings background, David is very interested in the aesthetic action of listening to everyday sounds and in working with found objects.