Learn how to make your own bamboo reed flute with Terry Day. Prepare the reed, carve the bamboo and play! All materials and equipment provided.
Limited spaces. £10 per person.
TERRY DAY b. 1940 London
Terry is an improviser, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, song writer, visual artist and poet. He is a ‘first generation’ pioneer improviser from the 1960s.
A self-taught musician in a family of musicians, he began improvising on the drums with his brother in 1955. In the early 1960s he formed the Hardy Holman Day trio focusing on free improvisation. Later he became part of Kilburn & the Highroads, a band led by Ian Dury.
Sharing their interest in visual art and painting, Terry and Ian both studied at Walthamstow School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art, London. As an art student in the 1960s he was a pioneer of improvisation, free jazz & experimental music.
Day also formed a duo with Derek Bailey in the late 1960s and was a regular member
of The Continuous Music Ensemble, later known as The People Band. Since then he has
collaborated with many musical luminaries, groups, dancers, painters, poets and
performed in theatre, events, and rock & roll.
Part of Alterations Festival
13th - 19th June 2016
Pioneering free improvisation and sound art quartet Alterations return for a four day festival of new collaborations, performances, workshops, visual art and writing.
With: David Toop, Peter Cusack, Terry Day & Steve Beresford.
Alterations is a quartet of key thinkers and pioneers in music and visual arts. Initially active from 1977 to1986 releasing three albums and performing widely across the UK and Europe,Alterations regrouped in 2015 for a highly successful one-off show. For Alterations Festival the group will return to collaborate in new contexts with a host of international artists.