Unusual Ingredients: food and music

I’m very happy to announce that I have been awarded funding through the Artists’ International Development Fund to work with Vienna-based The Vegetable Orchestra during March – May 2018.

I’ll also be working in collaboration with electronic music producer Adam Martin (Nightports) and food artist Caroline Hobkinson, to explore ways of linking food and music.

Our work will contribute towards the development of a new musical-culinary project in 2019. We’ll also be documenting our progress through a short podcast series to be released later this year. Watch this space!

ONE [Seven Arts]

Well, that’s the last ONE gig in this series. Pianist/composer Ben Gaunt gave another brilliant performance, and artist Debbie Sharp created a real sense of atmosphere in the Seven venue.

Thanks to everyone who came along! A studio recording of the music from the project is in the pipeline…

A few more words from our visitor book:

Fantastic – I’m going home to put things in the piano!

An incredible event – exciting, dramatic, challenging..massively enjoyed.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening of unusual and interesting images, sounds and spoon monologues!

Thanks also to Adam Martin for these really atmospheric photos.

ONE in London and Brighton

We had two more performances of ONE at Iklectik, London and The Rose Hill, Brighton on 8 and 9 September. Some nice comments from our ONE Visitor Book…

“Totally mad and unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Ben is a talent.”

“A fantastic, unique experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it!”

“I’m tired” (Ben Gaunt, pianist)

We’re back again at Seven Arts, Leeds this Friday 15 September, 7.30pm. Tickets: sevenleeds.co.uk/event/one/

Here are a few photos from Iklectik and The Rose Hill: