On Friday 9th May experimental curators ‘How To Become A Cult Leader‘ present Andre Vida, Bass Clef, Ain Bailey, Capitol K and more at The Courtyard Theatre, Shoreditch, London.
Andre Vida is a saxophonist and composer who performs solo but is also known for his collaborations which include: Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Lee Ranaldo, Jim O’Rourke, Hilary Jeffery, Kevin Blechdom, Tim Exile, Tarek Atoui, James Tenney, Hildur Gudnadottirand Jamie Lidell and Bobby Brown.
He has worked closely with Anri Sala on multi -media installations at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Roman Ampitheatre in Arles, Museum of Modern Art in Louisiana. Vida’s compositional work focuses on the medium and materiality of scoring and includes explorations on animation, lighting , and costume design as essential elements of a compositional system that reflects the physicality of his performance practise.
With his trombone, modular effects, and percussive instruments of choice Ralph Cumbers (aka Bass Clef) is a potent mix of inspirations – 21st Century roots, Caribbean poly machine rhythms, hypnotic brass, machine soul and classic electronic dynamics. Bass Clef has released music through a variety of record labels including Punch Drunk, Blank Tapes and PAN.
Support on the night comes from Ain Bailey, Capitol K, Dham Rabum and Euroemptiness (visual). Charlie Bones will also be hosting the event.