FRESH THURSDAY // That Long Moonless Chase / その長い月のない追跡 + Wild Cinema

Live Music
Thu 9th June 2022 7pm - 10pm £7 - £10

Location:
Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

Accessibility:
The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner. If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!

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That Long Moonless Chase / その長い月のない追跡 

In a mash-up of sinister folk-horror and fantastical mythical imagery, That Long Moonless Chase /  その長い月のない追跡 is a surreal audio-visual performance based on two folkloric legends from Sheffield and Kyoto. The performance is a collaboration between animator Noriko Okaku and musician Helen Papaioannou, in a mixed-media animation with baritone sax and electronics, including sound design from Başar Ünder.

The work focuses on two old folkoric texts about Sheffield’s demonic Gabriel Hounds and Kyoto’s miraculous water-weeping ginkgo tree. The exchange between the tales is mediated by the looping of the Japanese and English texts through online translations, warping the legends into a bizarre and spectacular new mythology.

The first iteration of this work was commissioned and supported by the British Council and Sensoria, with research support from Sheffield Hallam University’s CCMS.

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Wild Cinema 

Wild Cinema is an experimental project from Felt Beak (est. 2011) making improvised scores to new and unseen film. Audience members are invited to either take part in performances or provide film clips, or both. For this instance of Wild Cinema improvised scores will be performed by Felt Beak veterans Impossibility Knox (Odie Ji Ghast & Gwilly Edmondez) plus surprise-emergent guests. For anyone wishing to co-score a video microphones and some Casio keyboards will be available; anyone wishing to have a film scored live (max. 5 mins) please send in advance to militantseed@hotmail.com 

Impossibility Knox is the duo voice project of Odie Ji Ghast and Gwilly Edmondez. The idea of the band was always to be magnetic to the filings of vocal shreddy from wherever it might be dislodged and reinvigorated, the point being to reverse the inherent trend for the oppressed to simply become part of the oppressionism that empowers the bad.

 

Trailer - That Long Moonless Chase