Date(s) - 04/03/2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Duo Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina
Beresford was born in Wellington, Shropshire, UK in 1950. In 1974 he moved to London, playing piano with improvisers like Derek Bailey and also trumpet with the notorious Portsmouth Sinfonia.
Since the mid-1970s, he has worked with hundreds of people, including The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Vic Reeves, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, Najma Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Stewart Lee, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
Free improvisation is central, generally involving piano and/or electronics. He also writes songs, TV and film music, directs ensembles and has been known to sing and write.
He was a member of the groundbreaking group Alterations (1977 -1986), with David Toop, Peter Cusack and Terry Day. They recently reformed.
People he regularly performs with include Blanca Regina (with whom he runs the ‘Strange Umbrellas’ performance series), Elaine Mitchener, Satoko Fukuda, Max Eastley, Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Orphy Robinson, Sarah Gail Brand, Mandhira De Saram and the London Improvisers Orchestra.
He has had a long musical association with Swiss-American artist/musician Christian Marclay.
This concert will present a duo with Steve playing electronics and toys and Blanca on voice,electronics and visuals