St Marks Rise Drone Society

Gemma Thompson: Quartet for Graphic Score

26 April 2023
The Old Church Stoke Newington

Gemma Thompson with quartet

Gemma Thompson studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and after graduating in 2008 developed her interest in working with sound, forming the critically acclaimed band Savages in 2011. Having toured the world and written two Mercury A ward nominated records she continued her drawing practice to understand how the language of music informed her visual art. Since studying at the Royal Drawing School she has developed a practice through printmaking and drawing, looking for the essenc e that moves beyond the contours of the subject.

Winner of the 2022 working drawing award, Gemma Thompson will be joined by musicians Sam Sherry, Adam Sherry, and Monika Khot to perform her drawing Graphic Score for Quartet.

Exotic Sin

Exotic Sin are Naima Karlsson and Kenichi Isawa, a collaborative duo combining improvisation with composition and repetition. The project began with, and continues to take roots from, the music and instruments in the Cherry family household - not to emulate, but to put into practice the teachings and spirit of the art and music as a living thread - in addition to Naima and Kenichi's own musical interests.

Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician from London. Her practice includes photography, drawing, assemblage, text and music composition. She is a granddaughter of Moki and Don Cherry, and an archivist and coordinator for the Estate.

Kenichi Iwasa is an artist and musician from Japan, based in London since 1997. Improvisation and collaboration are paramount in his approach. He conducts musical and visual platforms for international and local artists on a regular basis

Jack Cooper: album release for 'Sandgrown'

21 June 2023
The Old Church Stoke Newington

Jack Cooper

Jack Cooper etc. etc.

Mary Hurrell

Mary Hurrell etc. etc.

Nordra / Gibrana Cervantes / Seth Frightening

22 Feb 2023
The Old Church Stoke Newington
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Nordra is the solo project by London-based artist Monika Khot, who fronts the band Zen Mother and has served as a touring member of various projects including Daughters, Zola Jesus, Marissa Nadler, and more. She creates her design of the future of pop using an incredibly intense mix of noise, electronic beats, her ethereal voice and various live instruments such as a guitar and a pocket trumpet. Her sound emits the fate and terror of metal even if the traditional instrumentation of a metal outfit is missing.

As a film and dance composer, Nordra’s sound world is cinematic in nature and her creations are heavily driven by mental states that face fear, torment, hope and despair. Her last album "Pylon II" is the soundtrack to a modern dance and, like her debut album, was released on the renowned Sige label by Aaron Turner (Isis / Mamiffer / Sumac) and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer). The work was voted one of the top 20 albums of 2018 by the Wire Magazine.

Gibrana Cervantes

Gibrana Cervantes etc. etc.

Seth Frightening

Seth Frightening etc. etc.

Doors 7.30PM Concert 8.00PM

£10 in advance £12 on the door

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