3 evenings of extraordinary and varied wonderment at the renowned Over The Top, exploring the boundaries between improvisation & composition.
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Weds 11th May

RISHIN SINGH
minimal, sensual, meditative trombone astonishment from Berlin.. wandelweiser associate on his first solo UK tour
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STEPHEN CHASE & NATHAN BETTANY : with a possible plan to girdle the earth
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Thurs 12th May

GERALDINE MONK, ALAN HALSEY & STEVE BOYLAND
noted poets and Juxtavoice-ers meet vocal improviser for mystery and intrigue
+
MICK BECK & JOHN JASNOCH
Sheffield’s purveyors of remarkable bassoonery & banjofication.
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Fri 13th May

JOINCEY & ACRID LACTATIONS (York based duo of Susan Fitzpatrick and Stuart Arnot)
“one of the secret keys that wind the UK underground and a list of releases as long and unfathomable as a Nordic saga rewritten as a dada sound poem” (Radio Free Midwich)
+
THF Drenching (Dictaphone meister and poet) & TBC …
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£5 (£3 concessions) for each concert
or
£10 (£6) for all three.
8pm kick off each night.
BYO

Notes and Sounds present:

Trevor Watts (saxophones) aNd Veryan Weston (piano)
Plus Paul Hession (drums) and Mick Beck (t/sax bassoon and whistles)

The Watts Weston duo has been a longstanding collaboration blending 1970s
rich saxophony with far-reaching keyboard skills developed from then onwards

Paul Hession, a world class drummer who has fairly recently been extending
his technical prowess among other ways through a practical Ph.D. His duos
with Mick Beck stretch back to the 1990s and always challenge each other to
go new new and daring places.

BYO

Friday 29 April
Over The Top, 78 Kingfield Road S11 9AU
8pm prompt start
£6 waged, £4 unwaged

3 evenings of extraordinary and varied wonderment at the renowned Over The Top, exploring the boundaries between improvisation & composition.
————————–————————–————————–——-
Weds 11th May

RISHIN SINGH
minimal, sensual, meditative trombone astonishment from Berlin
wandelweiser associate on his first solo UK tour
+
STEPHEN CHASE & NATHAN BETTANY : with a possible plan to girdle the earth
————————–————————–————————–——-
Thurs 12th May

GERALDINE MONK, ALAN HALSEY & STEVE BOYLAND
noted poets and Juxtavoice-ers meet vocal improviser for mystery and intrigue
+
MICK BECK & JOHN JASNOCH
Sheffield’s purveyors of remarkable bassoonery & banjofication.
————————–————————–————————–——-
Fri 13th May

JOINCEY & ACRID LACTATIONS (York based duo of Susan Fitzpatrick and Stuart Arnot)
“one of the secret keys that wind the UK underground and a list of releases as long and unfathomable as a Nordic saga rewritten as a dada sound poem” (Radio Free Midwich)
+
THF Drenching (Dictaphone meister and poet) & TBC …
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£5 (£3 concessions) for each concert
or
£10 (£6) for all three.
8pm kick off each night.
BYO

Flimflam: Founder Effect & WeavilsBeck-Corsano2.7.08
Oct 28.  8pm
Ryan’s.  London N16
http://flimflam.org.uk/

Grew Quartet
Nov 12 8pm
Over the Top, Kingfield Rd
Sheffield

Beck, Collins, Jasnoch
Oct 26th.  8pm
Red Deer, Pitt St.
Sheffield

 

Weavels Living Puzzle CDWeavels: Discus 51CD: The Living Puzzle

“The Living Puzzle” is the second release for this unusual trio. Weavels comprises Chris Cundy (bass clarinet), Mick Beck (bassoon and whistles), and Alex Ward (electric guitar).

Read more & listen here.

 

Sheffield’s own audio-mystery school – rare live event next week

When: Back to Calendar » January 19, 2012 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Lantern Theatre
18 Kenwood Park Rd
Sheffield,South Yorkshire S7
UK
Cost: 7 / 5
Contact: Mick Beck
0114 258 4999
mick.beck1@btinternet.com
Categories: Live Event
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Gated Community – Mick Beck’s Splendid “Big Band”

Plus Alan Halsey and Mick Beck, Sound poems

An amazing start to the 2012 Notes and Sounds calendar at the delightful Lantern Theatre

The band explores the boundaries between musical structures and free improvisation.  All members are based in or near Sheffield, some very experienced improvisers, some nearer the beginning of their musical journeys.  This is the first performance since the band appeared at Rotherham’s industrial museum Magna in April 2011.

On this occasion, The audience will also be treated to a performance of the increasingly wellknown Sound Poem Duo of Alan Halsey (poet), and Mick Beck (tenor sax and bassoon), featuring Alan’s own works, and those of Hugo Ball.

Gated Community is a collective improvising group formed by Mick Beck in 2005.  Membership ranges from 10 to 15, and in this performance there will be 14 who will be:

Martin Archer, sopranino and baritone saxes, clarinets  and recorders

Geoff Bright, saxophones and voice

Neil Carver, guitar and effects

Stephen Chase, guitar and other sounds

Charlie Collins, percussion

Sarah Henderson, Cello

Lyn Hodnett, violin, trumpet, voice

John Jasnoch, diverse things to be plucked

Steve Jouanny, electric bass

Herve Perez, soprano sax

Mark Ridler, guitar

Pete White, voice.

Gillian Whiteley, piano

Mick Beck, the motivator, tenor sax, bassoon, whistles.

Mick Beck Music Saxophone[nexttime] presents:

Mick Beck [tenor saxophone]
reflections on Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman…

Fri Jan 6th 2012 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

*** PLUS DEC 15th LIVE with Dave Birchall / Andrew Cheetham HERE ***

An active player on British and international scenes, a matchless master of the tenor saxophone whose ventures in sound has brought the bassoon to jazz and free music, Mick Beck is known everywhere in the country amongst top names in free improvisation.

Here at home, he is a key player on the scene, and he has organised events that put Sheffield on the map of England, bringing to us the very best of European improvisation and experimental music.

[nexttime] presents a very special event as mick revisits the jazz repertoire which influenced his career.

contact: [hervé] nexttimerv@hotmail.com

[nexttime] is a blend of nu jazz, electro-acoustic music and electronic beats, first friday of every month @ the
Showroom Bar
15 Paternoster Row,
Sheffield, S1 2BX

8-11:30PM
free entry

More details and map here

Noel Taylor clarinetJulie Kjaer  flute. Noura Sanatian violin.

Taylor, Sanatian, Beck, Kjaer at OTT, Sheffield Nov 2011

Noel Taylor has been establishing himself as a new voice on the London scene over the last few years. He presents this new trio of ostensibly classical instruments which will be given an original twist befitting Notes and Sounds alternative takes. Noura Sanatian on violin and Noel Taylor on clarinet are both members of the group Redstart, and the London Improvisers orchestra, joined this time by Danish flautist Julie Kjaer who is leader of the band Cardboard Whale. They will be joined for part of their performance by Mick Beck on bassoon, helping them to lurch from sumptuous harmonies and awful dissonances to dangerously madcap barrages of sound.

Halsey and Beck playing More Than Just Ball

Alan Halsey & Mick Beck will perform their arrangements of sound poems, some by Halsey himself, and some of those Hugo Ball wrote for the Cabaret Voltaire in 1916. In all his work Halsey looks ‘to subvert our expectations

of poetry, to make us look at the moon from the dark side’ (Ian Seed). Beck’s uninhibited versatile tenor sax and his pioneering work with the under-used bassoon (his solo album Life Echoes on the Discus label gives

both instruments a run for their money) add a startling emotional dimension to these ‘verses without words’

Friday 18th November 2011

Over The Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield  Doors open 8pm for 8:30 Start     £5 waged, £3 unwaged
For further information, contact Mick Beck on 0114 258 4999, or emailmick.beck1@btinternet.com

Paul Hession and Mick Beck

Paul Hession with Mick Beck

Welcome to Mick’s new website…!

Subscribe to the Calendar, Mick’s Facebook and new posts, so you don’t miss any of Mick’s news, releases and gigs.  We’re also setting up a totally new site for all improv, free and experimental music in England. Watch this space!!

Next gig – Nov 6th – this Sunday!!

KLAUS JANEK (doublebass and electronics
SCOTT R. LOONEY (electronics and prepared piano)
TONY BEVAN (bass saxophone)

Klaus Janek and Scott R. Looney have been working as a duo since 2009. They create a wealth of sonic textural landscapes in their interactions, with an emphasis on logic and contrasting concepts guiding the overall shape of the work. They released their duo album 1510 on Edgetone Records, and subsequently toured the EU playing duo and with other improvisers such as Wilbert DeJoode, Christof Irmer, Martin Blume, Sue Schlotte and many others.

For this 2011 UK tour they will be joined by the always creative and engaging bass saxophone of Tony Bevan, who has been a stalwart figure in the UK improv scene, playing with many notables including a long running trio with Sunny Murray and John Edwards.

Plus

JOHN JASNOCH (12 string guitar)
JOHNNY HUNTER(percussion)
MICK BECK(tenor sax and bassoon)

Jasnoch, Hunter and Beck, based in Sheffield, come together for the first
time in an exciting trio which will create a unique new storm!

Sunday 6 November 2011
OVER THE TOP, 78 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield
Doors open 7:45 for 8pm Start
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
For further information, contact Mick Beck on 0114 258 4999, or email
mick.beck1@btinternet.com

See the calendar for more details

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