Trap Door with Léonore Boulanger & Howie Reeve
Tuesday 29th October 2019, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
An intimate evening of weird & wonderful sonic & visual treats.
With Léonore Boulanger, Howie Reeve & special guests to be announced.
Visual backdrop to the evening created by Dom MacMillan-Scott and Beth Bellis
Léonore Boulanger studied drama, experimental jazz improvisation and Persian music in Paris. Her music reflects her wide interest in African folk and in composers such as George Crumb, Teiji Ito, Harry Partch and singer Meredith Monk.
After many tours in Europe she is back on stage with a 4th album "Practice Chanter » (label 'Le Saule'). It's a four-handed album with Jean-Daniel Botta who was the main composer of the previous albums. Léonore bring languages into corkscrew-shaped dances.
An organic music that flounders with the most serious childhoods, she sings french like a foreign language which becomes universal.
New album ‘Cracks’ was co-released in May 2019 by three DIY labels - Red Wig (Germany), Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu? (France) and Bar Marfil (Spain). Past and present collaborators include G.W. Sok (The Ex) and Mike Watt (Minutemen).
"Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead)
"Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes)
PLUS LOCAL SUPPORT
A brand new band coming into existence from some left-field Brum stalwarts of the Club Integral scene. Announcement coming soon.
£5 adv & otd
Capacity is VERY limited.
**The venue space is fully accessible however we apologise but the toilet facilities currently are not**