Usurp Art Gallery presents two dynamic, ensemble performances, exploring perceptual concepts of chance, time, listening and humour, and the breadth and parameters of improvisational approaches in new music. The Usurp Chance Tour will be journeying from 15 March to 8 May and performing from an old chocolate factory to a revitalised cinema, to philharmonic halls.
“Indeterminacy” by John Cage featuring, Stewart Lee, Tania Chen and Steve Beresford
“The Conspirators of Pleasure” featuring Poulomi Desai, Simon Underwood and Seth Ayyaz.
The performances draw upon contemporary narratives, of the role of the performer as composer; control, response and liberation in shared music-making and, extricate the sonic and political potency of instruments, subaltern identities, and recycled objects.
Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford on BBC Radio 6
Listen to Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford being interviewed about the Usurp Chance Tour by Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC Radio 6 – interview starts at around 2.36.00 in. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03x1t0h