Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host Art of Improvisers – a 7-day festival curated by Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford which affirms the importance of women in free improvisation and arts. Featuring a number of female artists who are part of the newer generation of free improvisers and also artists in different media, the exhibition will draw on an extensive body of previously unseen artwork, documentation and rich archive material. Exhibiting artists include Andie Brown, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Helen Frosi, Sharon Gal, Rie Nakajima, Helen Petts, Julie Pickard and Blanca Regina.
This week’s digital release is another great Incus record in the form of Limescale. Inspired by Bailey’s duo with Han Bennink, Sonic Pleasure (Marie-Angelique Bueler) and T.H.F Drenching sent a brick-and-dictaphone improvisation they’d recorded in a Liverpool Airport disabled toilet to Bailey. Bailey, impressed by the collage artwork and a Manchester postcode, sent them his number and invited them to play at his house on Downs Road, with a very young Alex Ward and Tony Bevan. Built on the percussive duo of Pleasure and Drenching, what follows is one of the weirdest and most underrated Incus records.
We look forward to seeing you here.