East End Music Hall twisted for the new centurys
a fresh take on another lost scene...
The Burlesque movement fused together musical innovation with visual stimulation,
against a backdrop of enlightened thought. Inspired by this groundbreaking
movement, Vaudeville challenges the standard live format and brings bands
from the re-energised New Wave, Art Punk and Garage Rock scenes to a unique
environment - expect burlesque strips and innovative performances going
head to head with live music in amongst installations, video walls, DJ's
and little environmental surprises.
This month will see The Gin Palace and The Cribs carve their own deep
notch on Vaudeville's already lauded bedpost. Rose Meres provides a seductive
take on Egyptian Belly dancing whilst the company In Bed all Day, engage
in a space odyssey through electroclash.
Vaudeville residents Divo and Black Mark present structured, eclectic
sets between acts: music features The Detroit Cobras, the Gang of Four,
Talking Heads, The Cramps, JSBX, Royal Trux, Bowie, Television, The White
Stripes, 80's Matchboxs
Thursday 7th August 8pm to 2am, £6 with flyer, £7
without, £5 concessions
A night of sound installations, audio reactive visuals & gameplay
In the Main Gallery, a mix of short film screenings, audio reactive projections
and experimental electronic performances. Meanwhile in the South Wing
Gallery Shooting & Fighting game themes, audio-visual frenzy with
music provided by the 19-t krew, warp, new bleep and adaadat, plus in
the bar new bleep mp3 as well as guest dj's from kracked, kosmiche, micromusic
and worm interface.
Music: Somadril LIVE (new Bleep) UK, Kema keur LIVE (adaadat) SCO, Dire
strauss LIVE, (fakey2/melange) UK, Dogs LIVE (fakey2) UK, DJ 10000000
LIVE (adaadat/19-t) JP, Red Planet, Pizza LIVE (adaadat) UK, Combrio LIVE
Visuals: RGB invaded LIVE (new Bleep) UK/JP, Statica LIVE (new Bleep)
Games: Shooting or Fighting game special (from several consoles or emulators)
Screenings with noisy intermissions: in the main hall, a mix of short
film screenings, audio reactive projections and experimental electronic
films: melange compilation UK/JP, A-V: semiconductor LIVE, Greypetcat
LIVE (adaadat) UK + LIVE digital drawing by Savage Chimp UK, installations:
bradford bahamas (the foundry) UK
Friday 8th August 8pm to 2am, £5 before 9pm and £8
Film and Video
Formerly known asŠ
an evening of video and music
A selection of video and film work by recent graduates of Guildhall University
(now London Metropolitan University). An eclectic mix of Œrealism¹,
performance and ambiguity. Accompanied by music from DJ Divo, from rock
Œn¹ roll to pyschobilly and interspersed with random off-the-wall
Artists participating: Samantha Allan, Dimitri Berzon, Grant Burnside,
Christina Coronel, Stevie Gee, Ben Hardcastle, Jackie Humphries, Jinnet,
Peter Locker, Giuseppe Mistretta, Anna Richardson, Helen Shaw, Juliana
Walters, and John Paul Zampetti.
Thursday 14th August 8pm 2am, free entry
The Eden Collective
The launch of the Eden Collective at 291 Gallery, a monthly showcase of
Video & Digital Artists, DJ's & musicians who invite you to start
the weekend with an audio visual feast. Accesible to art lovers &
club afficionados alike, this exciting & innovative mix of talent
kicks off with two video artists, one photographer, dj's & musicians.
We kick off with Artists Chris Cornish (inition) Axel Antas & Ruth
Gardiner. Music courtesy of Hugh Jass, Sid Blunt ( commonground ) Nobody
Boy, & Roofjee. all providing breaks, hip hop, & electronica.
Bones is on drums & if thats not enough we have a live PA from Belleruche
(commonground ) who will be improvising scratches, beats & jazz guitar.Friday
15th August 8pm-2am £6.
Art and musicians' collectives 8i8 and Utrophia team up to bring you a
night of experimental film and music, featuring live laptop performances
and projections - an engaging audio-visual mix.
Coryate¹s music is evocative of subdued memories and filmic narrative.
Subtle and patient, the dense atmosphere creeps up on you with startling
emotional effect. Hologram will be playing a set of inimitable melodic
electronica, concentrating on the composition of warm interweaving tones
and digital rhythms, with a tinge of 80s nostalgia and retro-futurist
vision. im¹s sights are set firmly on the glossy sheen of the near
future, presenting inspired forays into choppy beats and sine wave melodies,
hinting at the syncopated structures of jazz, two step and drum &
bass. Alkaliner sifts through the pop charts and radiowaves, sampling,
processing and rearranging with no regard for copyright or volume restrictions.
His performances question the notion of the composer in the quick-fix
world of mp3 and manufactured pop. Precise excursions into sonic experimentation
are Helen Bac's forte - a schizophrenic journey from the hi-fidelity spatial
aesthetics of algorithmic, glitchy soundscapes to hip-hop and back again.
Orphan revisits the repetitive rhythms and discordant melodies of techno
and twists the form to create a machinic and organic atmosphere. Patten
performs an improvised set, using realtime DSP software, acoustic instruments
and various objects to create dense, shuffling, soundscapes, sources include;
portable record player, electric fan, drum machine, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel
and melodica. Grovesnor presents electronica beats that are friendly and
quirky, while his melodies are beautifully simple - how come someone hasn't
written these tunes already?
Thursday 28th August 7pm-2am
For more 291 Programme information contact Lisa Jensen: 0207 613
Gallery, Director Edwina Orr,
291 Hackney Road London E2 8NA
Tel: 020 7613 5676 Fax: 020 7613 5692