Event

Cleansing the House with Ink

25 Apr 2010

Event times

19:00 - 21:00

Cost of entry

Free (Booking recommended)

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Argyle Street Train Station (4min) St Enoch Subway Station (8min)
  • Central Station (10min)

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A unique event bringing together improvised music using traditional Chinese instruments, spoken word performances and projected artworks by German artist Thomas Jacobi.

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Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre, is pleased to present a unique event bringing together improvised music using traditional Chinese instruments, spoken word performances and projected artworks by German artist Thomas Jacobi. This multimedia collaboration will draw on Jacobi's performance and works on paper, and will feature spontaneous improvised vocals and music by the award nominated Harmony Ensemble; made up of the fascinating voice of Fong Liu, the haunting traditional Chinese sounds of Zheng and Percussion (played by Hooi Ling Eng) and bamboo flutes and bawu (played by Eddie McGuire). Liverpool based poets, David Greygoose and Eleanor Rees, will perform accompanied by live music with parallel Chinese translations supplied by Dr. Yupin Chung, Cuator of Chinese Art, Burrell Collection. The ensemble will round off the evening with a selection of traditional songs and music when they will be joined by Xian Shan on accordion. Programme: 7- 7.15 Refreshments: Chinese Tea 7.15- 7.30 Cleansing the House with Ink Visual images of the 2005 performance at Mei Ting, Fuzhou, China by Thomas Jacobi, with poetry reading by David Greygoose, Eleanor Rees and Yupin Chung. Gu Qin music by Lin Fa. 7.30-7.45 The Shadow of the Hand Writes before the Thought Images by Thomas Jacobi and live improvised music and vocals by Harmony Ensemble with voice by David Greygoose. 7.45- 8.00 Interval 8- 8.15 Brushstrokes of Breath Poetry reading by David Greygoose with live improvisation by Harmony Ensemble 8.15- 8.30 Eliza and the Bear Poetry reading by Eleanor Rees with music by David Greygoose 8.30- 8.45 Interval 8.45- 9 Chinese Music and Song performed by Harmony Ensemble Fong Liu (voice); Eddie McGuire (bamboo flutes); Hooi Ling Eng (percussion and zheng) with Xian Shan (accordion)

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