UNPREDICTABLE A fund-raising event will take place in Cafe Oto on Thursday March 19


The participating artists include Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Peter Cusack, Terry Day, Max Eastley, Mike Figgis, Satoko fukuda, Charlie Hart, George Khan, Okkyung Lee, Hannah Marshall, Phil Minton, Davey Payne, Gina Southgate, Pat Thomas, David Toop, Pierre Bouvier Patron & Syd Kemp.

UNPREDICTABLE is a feature film that evaluates the work of groundbreaking musician and artist Terry Day, bringing together some of the founding members of the UK free improvised music scene like Steve Beresford, Evan Parker, David Toop, Charlie Hart, George Khan and Mike Figgis. The film reflects on their lasting influence and uncovers previously unknown aspects of Terry Day´s artistic output.

TERRY DAY is an improviser, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, songwriter, visual artist and poet: a first generation pioneer improviser from the 1960s. He formed a duo with Derek Bailey in the late ‘60s and was a regular member of The Continuous Music Ensemble, People Band and, later on, the group Alterations with David Toop, Steve Beresford & Pete Cusack.

Artists he has played with include (in roughly chronological order):

Hardy Holman Day Trio, Continuous Music Ensemble, People Band, OMU, Amazing Band, Alterations, Four Pullovers, Derek Bailey Duo (& Quartet with Johnny Dyani), Company, Annette Peacock, Maggie Nicols, Jamie Muir, Dudu Pukwana Band, Pete Lemer, George Khan, Davey Payne, Charlie Hart, Mike Figgis, Paul Rogers, Barre Phillips, Peter Kowald, David Toop, Steve Beresford, Nigel Coombes, Evan Parker, Peter Cusack, Max Eastley, Lol Coxhill, Pat Thomas, Ute Kanngiesser, Hannah Marshall, John Russell, Javier Carmona, Ricardo Tejero, Phil Minton, John Stevens, Rhodri Davies, Charlotte Hug, Marcio Mattos, Roger Turner, Clive Bell, Alan Tomlinson, Guillaume Viltard, Olie Brice, Roland Ramanan, Ensemble Tryptich, Sylvia Hallett, Miya Morita, Sabu Toyozumi, Hisaharu Teruuchi, Sohei Saito, Yasuhiro Usui, Yusei Kaneko, Setsuhi Shiraishi, Maresuke Okamoto, Thomas Rohrer, Marcos Fernández, Chihaya Matsumoto, Hideo Ikegama, Tasos Stamou, Hideaki Takahashi, Yuuta Yokoyama, Brian Godding, Ted Milton, Tristan Honsinger, Junji Mori, Jun Kawasaki, Tony Marsh, John Edwards, Maarten Altena, Maurice Horsthuis, Luc Houtkamp, Michel Waisvisz, Michel Portal, Jean-François Pauvros, Tony Hymas, Elliott Sharp, Dominic Lash, Chefa Alonso and others.

Also there was IAN DURY & KILBURN & The HIGH ROADS: Terry was in the original Kilburns. Plus he played drums & acted in the MIKE FIGGIS film ‘STORMY MONDAY’ (1988).

‘My experience of Terry Day: I never heard anyone playing the drums in that manner before, completely free.’

(Mike Figgis)

STEVE BERESFORD is the executive producer, advisor and guide of this project. He is also one of the narrators. He is a composer, musician and arranger, a veteran of countless bands from the Slits, Frank Chickens and the Melody Four. He has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and Han Bennink.


MIKE FIGGIS is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer, composer and one of the narrators of the film. Figgis is a director who crosses boundaries, refusing to restrict his work to a single genre. He principally plays piano and trumpet and is a long time member of People Band.


DAVID TOOP – another one of the narrators – is a composer/musician, author and curator based in London with experience in many fields of sound art and music. He has performed with artists ranging from John Zorn, Evan Parker and Bob Cobbing to Akio Suzuki, Elaine Mitchener, Scanner and Max Eastley.http://davidtoopblog.com


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