The Road To Mount Helicon at The Dissenters’ Gallery
A special evening of performances in aid of The Dissenters’ Gallery and Chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery.
An event dedicated to all things quiet and beautiful, featuring music, sound, dance, storytelling and poetry.
Saturday September 10th 2016
Paid barbecue from 6.00 pm
Performances start at 7.30 pm
Entrance is Free (Chapel donations gratefully received)
Simon Fisher Turner
I like to make music and noise for all sorts of occasions.
Recently my companions have been Klara Lewis and Sandro Kopp.
I collaborate constantly everyday. I have a soundblog called Guerrilla Audio.
It changes every two weeks then evaporates. Sound and silence. Noise and chatter. It’s probably pretty new stuff. I record constantly as I live.
At the moment I’m completing music for a film by Takashi Makino. It’s a homage to BLUE by Derek Jarman.
I shall experiment this evening and play whatever comes to mind quietly.
Be calm and well
Katy Jungmann and Justyna Sochaj
Sound and contemporary dance improvisation
Katy is a lyrical saxophonist with warm rich tones. She performs in London on the jazz & world music scene (Bulls Head Barnes, Ronnie Scott’s, Latitude Festival, Hampton Court). She writes original, inspired material for dance films and also performs as a singer-song writer.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Katy has collaborated her skills on accordian and clarinet working with composers Alan D Boyd & Dan Mulhern. Future collaborations include a BBC documentary with Les Zoings for Royal Academy artist Bob and Roberta Smith and the play Blue Blouses at the Pushkin club with www.eccentricactor.co.uk
Justyna Sochaj is a contemporary dancer, community practitioner and instructor. Graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2011, she has worked with Tino Sehgal, Levantes Dance Theatre, Lea Anderson, Rosemary Lee, Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Sioned Huws, Louis Gallo Mudarra, LCP Dance Theatre and others.
Justyna believes that dance can transform lives and as an artist she would like to inspire people to get involved. Through her practice, she uses dance to portray spiritual experiences and the deeply hidden mysterious inner-self but also everyday life exposures.
Continuing their passion for dance, and working together for the first time, Katy and Justyna will be improvising a sound and dance piece especially for this evenings event.
Alison Trower graduated from art college then studied dance, music and drama in London. She extensively wrote and performed poetry throughout this time before becoming writer in residence for TheATRE hE Mme physical theatre company.
After taking plays to Edinburgh, they staged a trilogy at Lilian Baylis Theatre, in London. Following a period of travel Alison created a one woman show which she took to Edinburgh and Tringe festivals.
Creativity, performance and dance tie into Alison’s lively inquiry into spirituality and in 2014 she was ordained as a Onespirit Interfaith Minister – a non-religious minister.