Sunday 15 September
20.00 – £5/ £3
Its back! First delivered in January 2000, one of the stand out performances of the Listening Room programme, a unique experience, with memorable haiku. Plus a play list from the remembered and missed Roger Parry.
It is a show, a presentation of events, incidents and accidents, involving pre-recorded improvised music, Haiku, and live music, finalised by a great moment in acoustic archaeology. One minute being the maximum length.
The live music is played by improvisers, who, guided by a human clock spend up to 1 minute improvising. Live improvised music often derives its aesthetic “in the moment” it occupies, likewise haiku has been described as a “Japanese poem recording the essence of a moment, keenly perceived “. Just a minute sets out to explore the tensions and opportunities created by presenting a time limit – a compositional instruction? – to the musicians.
The audience experience a jigsaw of over 100 episodes of music, words and soundscapes. Whether live or listening to the playback, we can all piece it together or leave it alone, in our own time and moments
The Listening Room -taking you to undiscovered places
Beth Wanono – guitar
Ian Simpson – electronics
Mark Hanslip – Saxophone
Phil Lucking – Trumpets
Phil Morton – Accidents & Treatments
Robin Hartwell – Sound
Mark Jones – Saxophone, flute
Roger Parry (late) – pre-recorded audio
Sarah Gatti – voice
Haiku – originally selected by Helen Robinson from range of contemporary writers,
Curator – Phil Morton & The listening Room
The Ship & Mitre, 133 Dale Street, Liverpool, L3 2JH