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Concert: Linda Chatterton and Matt McCrightTuesday, August 21st, 2012, 7:30 pm | £10/£8. Booking advised via email@example.com.
Join the flute-piano duo of Linda Chatterton and Matt McCright for a concert of contemporary music in the intimate surroundings of the Engine House. The programme includes Velocity, Kenji Bunch’s contemporary twist on the Mannheim rocket, Alma, Tania León’s meditation on the sound of wind chimes and the sound of spirit; the jazz and blues of William Grant Still; musical vignettes on four haiku of Basho for solo flute; and the premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain’s chainstitchembroidered, a piece inspired by Anthony Burgess's 24 Preludes and Fugues for the Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard. Ailís Ní Ríain will introduce her piece and read from Burgesss novel Earthly Powers which inspired the title of her new work. Click for more about Linda Chatterton, Matt McCright and Ailís Ní Ríain.
We often have romanticised preconceptions of artists as impoverished yet passionate creators, but how does this work under the monetary and social influence of collectors, commercial galleries and institutions? This event, the first of the AND Festival salons for in 2012, will question the hierarchies of success within the cultural world, uncovering the degrees of artistic achievement through conversations with both creators and cultural brokers. Panel includes artists Jennifer Chang, Zach Blas (Queer Technologies) and Brett James. Part of the AND Festival 2012.
'A good face is a letter of recommendation,' novelist Henry Fielding wrote, before going on to curse the false recommendations of Nature. The Beautiful and the Damned will ask to what extent ‘erotic capital’ – beauty, good dress sense, physical fitness and sex appeal – still opens doors to people that are locked to others. Should the beautiful be damned? The panel includes artist, performer, director and writer Scottee (who stars in the Online Project Follow) and Catherine Hakim, academic and author of Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital. Part of AND Festival 2012.