Friday 19th December 7pm :: Barn Storming :: Burnlaw, Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland, NE478HF
Tickets on the door – £6 – drinks at the bar
www.burnlaw.org for directions
Saturday 20th December 8pm :: House show chez Adrian Hornsby, London
52 Pepys Road, SE14 1SB, 5 mins walk from tube New Cross Gate
Sunday 21st December :: Solstice party at Windyridge, Wych Cross, Sussex
Bring friends, warm clothes, tent, sleeping bag, food, booze and instruments
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions
Saturday 8th Nov
Sunday 9th Nov
Here’s a video of us performing Paris Metro in the beautiful library of the Mining Institute in Newcastle earlier this year. We’ll be playing there again this Thursday 9th October, supporting Kate in the Kettle.
We’re hitting the road this October, bringing you a whole host of shows up and down the country …
All the details:
Fri 03 Oct :: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester ::
with Kate Stables & Pascal Maconese
off the Curry Mile,
Sat 04 Oct :: Wildgoose Space, 228 Mina Rd, Bristol BS2 9YP ::
with Orkney Cavalcade
Glistening solstice celebrations on the Isle of Egilsay gave rise to the Orkney Cavalcade, a small collective of musicians who will delight with their peculiar harmonies and entrancing tunes.
PLUS a special showing of ‘Son of a Sea Turtle’, a film about Moko and Loupe, two friends who are not gay they are just French. In an insane world their lives of coincidental happy abandon start to seem like the veriest sense. With live soundtrack by sink.
7pm – £5 suggested donation
Sun 05 Oct :: Cafe Kino, Bristol :: with Kate Stables
Kate Stables joins Sink downstairs at Cafe Kino.
7pm – £5 on the door
Mon 06 Oct :: Dungeness :: Sound Mirror Guerilla Gig
The Sound Mirrors are three enormous air raid early warning systems built in the early 20th century which were designed to amplify the distant rumblings of the Luftwaffe. If you’d like to join us on our sonic pilgrimage just turn up some time in the evening. Find out more.
Wed 08 Oct :: The Factory, Neds Housing Co-op, Hedley Street, Nottingham
7pm – Suggested donation £5
Kate in the Kettle embraces old customs with new ideas, merging sounds from different places and weaving them into their own tune. Whilst drawing upon past folk music traditions, the songs written by Scottish singer and instrumentalist Kate Young are driven by her passion to cultivate public awareness connected to many environmental issues. Help us celebrate the release of Kate in the Kettle’s debut album, ‘Swimmings of the Head’.
8pm – Suggested donation £7
Facebook event page here
Fri 10 Oct :: Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh ::
with Kate in the Kettle
A return to home and another Strange Attractor, this time in a magical corner of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Help us celebrate the release of Kate in the Kettle’s debut album, ‘Swimmings of the Head’. This very special evening will take you on a journey of plantlore, musical folklore and other magical things. Dress like your favourite plant or mythical creature.
8pm – Suggested donation £7
Meet by the WEST GATE of Royal Botanical Gardens at 8PM.
:: NO LATE ADMITTANCE ::
Facebook event page here
Check out the shows page for more info
Paul Nesbitt and S i n k
Invite you to an all-improvised Strange Attractor
Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Sunday 1st June 7pm
Meet at the West Gate (John Hope Gateway) on Arboretum Place at 7pm sharp – latecomers will not be admitted.
Exhibition by Corin Sworn
Projection loops by Julien Pearly
Improvised music by Sink and Special Guests
Free – BYOB
Kate Stables (This is the Kit) has a beautiful voice. Rozi Plain has a beautiful voice. Kate and Rozi are beautiful and they make beautiful music. Sink are beautiful too in their own way. All on one bill together at the Pleasance in Edinburgh on 23rd May and the Mining Institute in Newcastle on 24th.
You can buy tickets to the show here:
Special Strange Attractor at St. Cecilia’s Hall
Die-hard fans of Sink will tell you that back in the day, 4 years ago, the very first Strange Attractor took place in St. Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate. It is hard to believe that such a fantastic acoustic venue can continue to be so well hidden in the heart of Edinburgh. In honour to the goddess of music from which the oval hall takes its name, members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus will open the proceedings with part of Benjamin Britten’s setting of W. H. Auden’s poem Hymn to Saint Cecilia.
Two composer violinists with markedly different, not to say extra-ordinary, styles will follow: Misha Doumnov, frontman of Edinburgh big guns Bobok will present improvised work that springs from his twin taproot of impossible rhythmic constructions and augmented tonality and Kate Young aka Kate in the Kettle will play and sing wild melodies of her own devising with a giant lampshade on her head.
Along with improvised material accompanied by feedback visuals Sink will present a performance of ‘I AM IT’ written for them by Kate Young which will necessarily be a one-off given that their interpretation of the indeterminate elements of her score must be different each time it is played.
Richard Pinner, a Yorkshireman living in Japan, internet permitting and if his alarm succeeds in waking him up at 5am, will join us live via skype in the guise of his alter ego, ‘poet, environmentalist and fuckwit’, Stephen Prime.
Finally, John Raymond, for many years curator and tuner of the extensive collection of antique harpsichords and pianos at St. Cecilia’s, has very kindly agreed to elucidate J. S. Bach’s preferred (not equal) keyboard temperament as delineated by Bach in what for hundreds of years was dismissed as a decorative squiggle at the top of the frontispiece of a manuscript of his Well Tempered Clavier.
This one is not to be missed – tell your friends. Tickets are a snip at £5 on the door from 7pm. The concert is at 7.30pm Sunday 4th of May St. Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate.
Tickets £5 on the door
As part of Edinburgh International Science Festival s i n k present technologically inspired music from local artist Alan Brown, trans-atlantic improvisations enabled by the Free Variety Theatre and an introduction to Splatform, a new construction system, by its inventor Euan Lind.
Book tickets here