Tottenham Soundscapes ➁
♪Be a part of something new♪
‘Tottenham Soundscapes’ is a music project that offers an accessible alternative to conventional classical music concerts. With ‘community spirit’ at its core, we will showcase an eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, worldand the avant-garde within an all-embracing atmosphere. Improvisations are mostly Tottenham-themed, celebrating local cultural assets from around the area. The event is FREE, so please come along and experience the unknown!
As the concert will be held on Remembrance Sunday, we will be commemorating this day with an improvised piece entitled ‘Tottenham Poppies’. There will also be a premiere of Tottenham-based music maker and producer Verity Lane's new work for shakuhachi and bell.
The church will be chilly, so wrap up warm and come along!
Where? All Hallows' Church (Church Lane, London, N17 7AA)
*Please arrive early to secure a seat*
♪Walk through the historical paths of Tottenham and discover a world of music within London’s hidden gem. The surrounding area is a perfect accompaniment for an informal lunch time concert with a twist! ♪
Evan Parker (saxophone) /
Clive Bell (shakuhachi, Japanese flute) / Zac GVI (piano)
*Please see below for details*
All Hallow’s (Tottenham’s oldest church) is situated in the most picturesque part of Tottenham, North London. The 12th century stone exterior, together with its eight bells, medieval arches and working organ, help provide the community with a place of worship and creativity. Away from the hustle and bustle of inner-city life, this heritage area makes for a serene oasis, rivalling that of Highgate and Hampstead.
Catch the 243 or 123 bus to be dropped close by, or enjoy a leisurely walk from either Bruce Grove or White Hart Lane train station.
♪Enter Tottenham’s oasis of calm, heritage and culture, and experience a diverse musical programme at London’s best kept secret!♪
Undiscovered and untouched, the surrounding area will appeal to those who are looking for new attractions to explore. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Bruce Castle Park, pop into Bruce Castle museum for a spot of culture, or enjoy a warm atmosphere and real ales at the Antwerp Arms, north London’s first community pub!
♪Join us at The Antwerp Arms Community pub after the concert♪
Tottenham’s longest working pub, The Antwerp Arms has been serving the locals since 1822.
The Antwerp Arms Association formed in 2013, when a group of dedicated local residents came together to save the pub from potential closure. Since then, the AAA has continued to evolve develop, and is supported by a body of shareholders and regulars.
★Our Producer & Organiser★
Born in Tottenham and spending the last 10 years in Japan, music-maker, sound artist, producer and returnee resident Verity Lane is working in conjunction with All Hallows’ Church to create a diverse music programme for the Tottenham community.
Mentored by the late Indian composer John Mayer, she attended various prestigious music schools and orchestras, including the Junior Royal Academy and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She completed a BA Hons in Japanese and music at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and won an award by JASSO to study at Osaka University, Japan. She then went on to complete an MA in composition at Osaka College of Music. In her ten years of living in Japan, she gained experience in organising numerous events. Recently, two pieces from her ‘3 Summer Pieces’ for bass koto(Japanese harp) were premiered on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Late Junction’.
Evan Parker is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, famed for his work in the field of free jazz and free improvisation. Born in Bristol in 1944, he began playing the alto sax at the age of 14, before moving onto the soprano and tenor sax. His use of extended techniques, such as multiphonics, split tonguing and cross-fingering characterise his playing style, allowing him to create the “illusion of polyphony” (Parker’s own words), resulting in a complex texture while continuing to sound fluid and free. He is an innovative player, working in conjunction with an array of world class musicians and composers, including Gavin Bryars and Cecil Taylor.
Clive Bell is a Tottenham-based shakuhachi, flute player, and recording artist. While living in Tokyo, he studied the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) under the tutelage of the legendary performer, Kohachiro Miyata. He is an expert in Japanese music, and gives regular lectures, workshops and performances on this subject around the UK and Europe. He has collaborated with a multitude of world-class musicians, and appeared on an array of recordings spanning different musical genres, including the soundtrack for the last two Harry Potter films. He also writes regularly for the music magazine ‘The Wire’, as well as being a prominent figure in the contemporary, improvised, and experimental UK music scene.
Tottenham-based musician Zac Gvirtzman, is a versatile composer and musician. His broad palate is balanced by a personal sensibility that comes across in his various activities. He has made work for film, theatre and dance as well as writing pieces for both small and large ensembles. Zac is a multi-instrumentalist, focusing on the piano, saxophone, accordion and clarinet. He has performed at a variety of prestigious venues both in the UK and internationally, including the Union Chapel, the National Gallery, London Jazz Festival and the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer.