15th July at the Scope: Hugs Bison / Gilli Bloodaxe / Isnaj Dui

The Spirit of Gravity presents the Scope XII

Hugs Bison seaside tour

Candy floss, penny arcades, donkey rides, fairgrounds, Punch and Judy; all part of the quintessential British summer. Memories of a favourite resort, family picnics, romantic walks on the prom, watching a late sunset; all fading, receding into a distant past.

Hugs Bison present B-Side The Seaside, a tour of seaside resorts in July 2015, which lands in Brighton on 14th & 15th July.

They are looking for film and audio recordings of the British seaside to be part of the show. You might have some old family holiday films or made recordings of the waves crashing against the pier. You may wish to write and record a poem, or a tell us about a vivid memory. You might go to your favourite part of Brighton and film it for us.

All donated source material will be added to a pool to be used in an improvised audio visual show in each town. Contact Shaun at info@shaunbleza​rd.com for more details or to arrange to send us something.

Hugs Bison will be Out & About on the 14th and performing at The Scope on the 15th.

The Out & About day sees them exploring Brighton, filming and recording, talking to the public and building up resources for the next days performance.

Shaun Blezard of Hugs Bison said ‘We both grew up with regular visits to the seaside as kids and have strong memories of holidays on the beach, going to the fair, eating fish and chips. Many resorts are not doing as well as they used to and we wanted to search for that seaside of our childhood. It would be lovely if the local population would join us on this journey’.

The tour is supported by Sound and Music, the national charity for new music and sound art: soundandmusic.o​rg

Gilli Bloodaxe

Bloodaxe performs his poems and stories with his calamitous collaborateurs Foz and/or Astra Chan, molti-multi instrumentalist​s, who make up the music as they go along.
Ian Macmillan describes “Ace manipulator of words and music, the indefinable Gilli Bloodaxe. I was astonished by it … amazing little stories … He’s a real find, old Gilli Bloodaxe”

Isnaj Dui

Standing awkwardly between neo-impressioni​sm and electronica, Isnaj Dui (aka Katie English) conveys a minimal yet capturing sound using flutes, home-made dulcimers and electronics. As a classically trained flautist, English has also studied electroacoustic music, alternative tunings and Balinese gamelan and has collaborated with numerous artists from electronica acts to folk bands.

Plus Lissajous figure projections

Wednesday 15th July | 8pm – 10.00pm | Feed the piggy donations on the door please
@ The Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Rd, Brighton