Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Gigs, Talks
Brighton Fringe 2013

The Brighton Fringe is fast approaching and here’s a round-up of the shows I’m bringing this year. There’s a solo show of archival oddities and music, exploring Britain’s 1980s nuclear survivalists; a Spacedog set at Jane Bom-Bane’s music café and a theremin jam with Leila Dear, curated by Strange Attractor and Disinformation.


Horlicks and Armageddon

This new, solo venture takes place in a sub-basement refuge, deep under the streets of Brighton. I’ll be using electronic music, automata and spoken word to recall the secret lives of Britain’s self-styled nuclear survivalists. In the 1980s, while most of us lived in fear of Armageddon, this small band of enthusiasts prepared for nuclear war with relish, as though it was an extended, underground caravanning holiday. This event includes rarely seen documents from the National Archives.

20:00: 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 May 2013
Sub-basement, The Old Police Cell Museum, Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1
Tickets £8.50/£6.50 Book on the Brighton Fringe website.


Robotic vent doll Hugo and vocalist Jenny Angliss, Spacedog

Spacedog (photo: Melita Dennett)

Spacedog live

An evening with human, theremin and robot trio Spacedog, in the delightful Brighton music café of Jane Bom-Bane, the musician with mechanical hats. I’ll be on stage with Stephen Hiscock (percussionist), Jenny Angliss (vocalist) and assorted robotic pals.

19:45: 21 May 2013
Bom-Bane’s Cafe, George Street, Brighton BN2
Tickets £6/£5 from the Brighton Fringe website (book 21 May)


Theremin jam session


The theremin is a curious instrument with no strings, keys or drums – the player seems to pick notes out of the air itself. I’ll be telling the strange history of this instrument and explaining how to play it, in collaboration with fellow thereminist Leila Dear. Part of a day of events curated by Strange Attractor and Disinformation.

15:00-17:00: 24 May 2013
The Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge
Angel House, 
1 Brunswick Terrace, Brighton BN3

A free event – but do book a place on the Brighton Fringe website.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.