ONE: Tour dates
01 September, IABF, Manchester | Info and tickets
02 September, Lotherton Hall, West Yorks | Info and tickets
08 September, Iklectik, London | Info and tickets
09 September, The Rose Hill, Brighton | Info and tickets
15 September, Seven Arts, Leeds | Info and tickets
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ONE is a new performance that evolves organically to inhabit bars, museums, concert halls and arts spaces around the uk. ONE is performed by keyboardist/composer ben gaunt, blending newly-composed keyboard works with graphic scores and improvisation, wrapped in an immersive visual set designed by artist debbie sharp.
every version of ONE is tailored to the venue, adapted to the instruments, architecture and atmosphere of the location, but connected to the other events in the series through the music and visuals that underlie the project. ONE can be noisy, rough, serious, refined, gentle, playful.
ONE features a new collection of keyboard pieces by jacob thompson-bell, specially designed to be rearranged to fit different keyboard instruments and meet the moods of different venues and audiences. ONE also features a freshly compiled improvisation book created by claudia molitor, incorporating text and imagery drawn from each of the venues in the tour, as well as musical sketches contributed by dan kidane, michael betteridge, ben gaunt and jacob thompson-bell. with additional pieces by frank laws and shiva feshareki.
ONE is supported using public funding by the national lottery through arts council england, and is part of the composer-curator programme from sound and music, the national charity for new music.