Monday, October 04, 2010

In Kharms Way

Next Friday at the Arthouse in New Cross there's a rare chance to see In Kharms Way, a performance of Danil Kharms texts by Ted Milton (of sometime Factory band Blurt) & Sam Britton:

'"In Kharms Way" is Ted Milton's and Sam Britton's co-operation around Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms, in whom Ted found something like a forefather for his own literary style. The works of Daniil Kharms (1905-1942, Russia) bring to the front of our collective consciousness a final, desperate image of the human condition. 'In Kharms Way' presents a snapshot of this reality, animated and shot into the present via the eager, intense vocalisation, saxophone playing and puppetry of Ted Milton and Sam Britton's deconstructed, rewired laptop computer. The piece was first presented in 2OO1 at the Rotozaza Connexions Festival in Paris and the performance developed over the next year, even with Ted slipping back in his role as puppeteer since 15 years. An acompanying book has been published, in the style of the Pagan Strings series. "In Kharms Way" was taken on tour in 2002 and 2003 across Europe'.

Here's a clip of an earlier performance:

Support is from Rabbit, featuring Tom Scott ( Saxes & Electronics) & David Aylward (Drums & Percussion) - David has recently been touring as drummer for Blurt.

Friday 8th October 8 pm at the Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way £5 [£4 concs].

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