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M@BU Voices w/ Vialka (France), Juxtavoices, Stephanie Hladowski

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M@BU presents
An evening exploring the voice on Saturday 29th March 2014 

at Theatre in The Mill, University of Bradford, Bradford. 7pm Doors. £8/£5 concessions. Buy online


Vilaka (France)
Hailing from deepest France, via everywhere and nowhere, Vialka are a devilishly high-spirited nomadic duo whose frontier-touring has taken them to all corners of the globe on a seemingly permanent world tour since their formation in 2002. Deriving their influences from traditional and modern underground music from around the globe Marylise Frecheville (percussion & voice) and Eric Boros (baritone-guitar & voice) create music that trespasses unabashedly across all borders. In recent years Vialka have collaborated with Chinese folk-iconXiao He, formed the six-p‌iece big band KIV Orchestra with members of the avant-klezmer unitKruzenshtern i Parohod, constructed a solar-powered sound system for concerts in India, and embarked on a microphone-free acoustic tour of intimate and unconventional venues, continuing to break all the rules and push their own limits wherever they go. At this event Vilaka perform their latest project, the ‘minimalist dinner-opera for two’ À l'Abri des Regards Indiscrets.

Juxtavoices is a large antichoir which includes many familiar faces from Sheffield’s leftfield music, poetry and visual arts scene including Martin Archer and Gillian Whiteley. Although the group performs structured scores, no fixed pitches are ever notated, and the group uses improvisation to shape the detail of the scores as the music progresses. Both trained and untrained voices are included. As well as playing normal concerts, the group is to be found in various unexpected public places and at poetry / text events.

Stephanie Hladowski 
Critically acclaimed Bradfordian singer whose repetoire and experience ranges from Western and Eastern European traditional song, to psychedelic folk with The Family Elan, to dub as part of Inspirational Sound. Steph’s music has been released by Singing Knives and Bo' Weavil' records. Hladowski is also a singing tutor and facilitates a singing group at The University of Bradford for the music society.