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Profound Sound 12 - 14 February 2016

 


PROFOUND SOUND


Mixing live music & sounds, projections, performances, spoken word & sound installations, Folkestone Fringe, Lime Bar & Hot Salvation Records present a brand new 2 day festival for Folkestone.
Bringing you extraordinary theatre, alternative bands, song, synth & sound loops, across multiple venues in Folkestone.

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY
QUARTERHOUSE BAR   QUARTERHOUSE   BREWERY TAP

WELCOME DRINKS
Profound Sound Festival Drinks
Fri 7.00pm - 7.30pm | Free
Quarterhouse Bar













BUY A FESTIVAL PASS

All ticket must be booked through the Quarterhouse Box Office.

Festival Pass: £25
Individual Tickets: £3-12, £2, £10 cons.

The Festival Pass gives you access to all Profound Sound events and is the best way to see the Festival. It also includes a delicious food & drink deal from the Lime Bar on Saturday between Midday - 7pm.

Don't forget to still book into each of the events that you would like to see. Pop into the Quarterhouse Box Office or call 01303 760750 to reserve your tickets for the Festival's gigs, performances & workshops.


 

THEATRE
Bullet & The Base Trombone
by Sleepdogs
Fri 7.30pm - 9.15pm | £10, £8 Cons
Quarterhouse


Ladder to the Moon

There’s a concert orchestra, trapped in a city during a military coup. As violence erupts, with pitched battles breaking out around them, the orchestra becomes separated – lost – hoping and trying to find their way back to each other. The composer is left to tell the story.

With an intricate, fractured narrative and haunting soundtrack, The Bullet and The Bass Trombone is a modern hymn to people and places now lost. The story comes together from the smallest of pieces, like a mosaic: a whistling bird in the jungle; a gunfight on an airport runway; a murder in a forest of music stands. It’s a fugue of voices, memories and sounds, played by a lone performer trying to make sense of the chaos.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE
MCCI
Montrose Composers' Club
Fri 9pm-10pm | doors open at 8pm
£5 in advance, £6 on the door
Brewery Tap

Montrose Composers Club

Founded by Folkestone composer Anna Braithwaite, Montrose Composers’ Club
is a group of like-minded composers who meet regularly to try out new ideas, perform their music and promote it to the wider world.

Classically trained, with backgrounds in jazz, folk and cabaret, the five-strong collective will premiere seven genre-defying new pieces at their debut concert ‘MCCI’.

Also featuring Imaginary Landscape
DJ Set by Andrew Backhouse between 8pm - 9pm

Late admittance permitted following
The Bullet & The Base Trombone at the Quarterhouse.

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LIME BAR        

LIVE SOUND
Alex Monk
Fri 10pm-12pm | £4, £3 Cons
Lime Bar

Image by John Holt

 

Alex Monk draws on both the 60s and 70s acid folk movement as well as ambient and electronic experiments. His first records were greatly influenced by the instrumental and ambient style but at the time of his release The Safety Machine (2011) he moved more into a song based and guitar dominated universe where the raw and improvised meet the dreamy, trippy and ghostly. References to early Eno, Coil and Robert Wyatt have been made to Monk’s work and his performances usually move between song and improvisation.

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BUY A FESTIVAL PASS

All ticket must be booked through the Quarterhouse Box Office.

Buying a Festival pass will get you in to all events on the Festival programme. It's a bargin at £25. Remember to still reserve your place for each event by contacting the Box Office. Pop in or give them a call on 01303 760750.

Festival Pass: £25
Individual Tickets: £3-12, £2, £10 cons

SATURDAY 13 FEBUARY • DAYTIME
BREWERY TAP   QUARTERHOUSE BAR   ASDA

ACTIVE LISTENING WORKSHOP
A Beginners Guide to Active Listening David Littler
Sat 11am - Midday | £4, £3 Cons
Brewery Tap

This workshop is for people who are interested in finding out more about active listening and the world of sound. You'll learn active listening techniques, sound mapping and get an introduction to frequencies and acoustics. You will also find out how sonics change with different materials and microphones.

Limited capacity so get your ticket early
to avoid dissappointment.

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PERFORMANCE & SPOKEN WORK WORKSHOP
'Rough Cut' led by Word Out | Age 14+
Sat Midday - 2pm | Free
Brewery Tap

Join a lively workshop looking at ways to hone writing and performance craft through writing, games, play, and peer feedback. Led by members of the Kent based 'Word Out' group, followed later by an evening performance of work at 6pm at the Quarterhouse.

Word Out! is a group of 14-25 year old poets who meet twice a month at the Gulbenkian theatre. They are supported by Wise Wordsin Canterbury to give as many people as possible the chance to experience and enjoy poetry through performing and offering workshops at events, festivals and schools across Kent.

Limited capacity so get your ticket early
to avoid dissappointment.

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MUSICAL LIFT INSTALLATION
LIFTED | Composed by Emily Peasgood, words by Emily Peasgood & Kate Harwood
Sat 12.30pm & 1.30pm | Free | ASDA

Lifted by Emma Peasgood

LIFTED is a lift installation created and composed by Emily Peasgood. Performed by a live choir and beat boxer, two performances will take place at Asda.

LIFTED aims to challenge where live music is traditionally performed,
and brings background music to the forefront through a musical
installation of live elevator music that cannot be ignored: the antithesis
of Muzak.

Each performance lasts 10 minutes and features a ground floor and first floor movement, and live ‘muzak’. Audiences are advised to gather at the entrance of either the ground floor or first floor lift to experience a selection of the works movements.

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BREWERY TAP   QUARTERHOUSE   QUARTERHOUSE BAR

LIVE SOUND
Travels with a Music Box
David Littler
Sat 1.00pm - 2.00pm | £4
Brewery Tap

Daivd Littler

David Littler continues his series of solo live music box performances. He creates improvised soundscapes using punch card patterns based on traditional textile folk songs and textile patterns, whilst celebrating the transcendental art of sampling.

David is a sonic visual artist and curator and a co-founder of sonic arts collective sampler-cultureclash. Recent projects include Yan Tan Tethera - songs of textile folk; The Sound of Linen; and In search of Berlin Wool.

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LIVE MUSIC
Alocasia Gardens & ZA!
Sat 2.15pm & 3.00pm | Free
Quarterhouse

ZA!

Alocasia Gardens | Sat 2.15pm
Blurring the lines between the emotive synth music of Vangelis or Badalamenti and more challenging industrial artists like Throbbing Gristle and Merzbow. Reece also run the prolific and diverse Vanity Pill Tapes, sending music from like minded artists all over the world. 

ZA! | Sat 3.00pm
Spanish avant-noise-rock duo. Expect percussive, Polyrhythmic jams using chants, samples, brass, jazz and loops.

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PANEL DISCUSSION
Make Your Own Culture - The Future of DIY Venues & Autonomous Cultural Space.
Sat 3.30pm - 4.30pm | Free
Quarterhouse Bar
DIY Space for Folkestone

At a time when music venues are closing at a rapid pace and austerity has flattened funding for the arts, a new wave of co-operatively owned, artist-run venues are opening around the country. How are such spaces organised, and how do they exist sustainably within their communities? How can these spaces foster new creative cultures? What are the pitfalls of running an autonomous space? How can DIY spaces work together to support each other?

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BREWERY TAP   PENT HOUSE 3 - Wooden Water Tower    

LIVE SOUND
Sound Engagement
Mark Stone and Andi Elliott
Sat 4.30pm - 6.00pm | Free
Brewery Tap



Exploring sonic interactions through
empirical play & active listening this
piece will develop over time inspired by the location, space, size & acoustic ambiance.

Mark Stone is an experience musician and performer and is currently working with people with speech impairments, using music to communicate. Andi Elliott is an artist and poet who works with several sound collectives.

Feel free to linger or come & go - popping back to hear how it builds.

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SOUND INSTALLATION
.Dash
Sat 5.00pm - 6.00pm | Free
Pent House 4, Wooden Water Tower

 

FESTIVAL FOOD

Why not come and join as at the Lime Bar for some delicious homemade food to keep the hunger at bay.

Serving food from 12 - 7pm - show your festival pass for a special food and drink deal.

Meat Choritzo, Pork Belly and Chickpea Casserole £6.50 (no nuts)

Veggie Coconut Thai Curry with Chickpeas £5.50 (no nuts)

Both served with a whole, toasted baguette (Plain or Wholemeal)

Other local eateries that are also well worth a visit include:

• Beano's Cafe
• Blooms
• Cafe Collective
• Steep Streets
• Googies
• Lavender Tea Room
• Pullman
• Rocksalt

 

 

DAYTIME SOUND INSTALLATIONS • Midday - 7.00pm

SOUND INSTALLATION
Meet On Titan by Rob Smith
Sat Midday - 10.00pm | Free
North Stairs of the Quarterhouse

Meet on Titan by Rob Smith

The venue sings back. Meet On Titan presents an interactive sound art installation on the North Stairs of Quarterhouse that gives the venue its chance to shine. Metal and concrete combine in an unintended harmony, instigated by you. Lingering on the stairs is encouraged.

 

SOUND INSTALLATION
Lisa Hall
Sat Midday - 7.00pm | Free
Payers Park Slide


Lisa Hall - Sound Installation

Lisa Hall is a sound artist based in London. Her works take the form of urban interventions, digital interventions, sound installations and prints / books. Focused on spaces, places and how we move through them, she explore the sonority of the built environment and the body through the push and pull of sound. Lisa's work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy, on Resonance FM, Cafe Oto, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the Big Chill Festival and others. She currently works at CRiSAP, UAL's sound art research centre and is a member of sonic bike organization the Bicrophonic Research Institute.


 

SOUNDS ALL DAY

There are a number of sound installations that you can listen and interact with on the Profound Sound Art Tour. You can visit these installations anytime between Midday - 7.00pm unless otherwise stated.

Locations

• Payers Park Slide
• Pent House 3
• Pent House 4
• Narrow steps next to Lime Bar
• Quarterhouse Kiosk
• Quarterhouse Stairwell

 

 

         

SOUND INSTALLATION
Conversations by John Howard
Sat Midday - 6.00pm | Free
Quarterhouse Kiosk

Conversations by John Howard

Conversations is part of a forthcoming series of poetic ‘conversations’ with Angels, Ghosts and Shadows – people who are, or have been, influential in my life. Three short poems are spoken over the sound of time, passing.

The series will be made public as part of the North Lane Studios exhibition Buried Memory III> Seeds, Ships and Shadows, to be held in the cellar of the True Briton Pub between 1 and 31 July 2016.

John Howard is a local artist who uses painting, photography, film and sound to explore family connections and other relationships.

 

SOUND INSTALLATION
Jonathan Wright
Sat Midday - 5.00pm | Free
Iris & Issac, 52 Old High Street


SOUND INSTALLATION
Michael Saunders
Sat 2.00pm - 7.00pm | Free
Brewery Tap


 

 


 


GET YOUR VINYL FIX


Hot Salvation Records, Folkestone

Make sure to drop in to our friends at
Hot Salvation Records - Folkestone's independent record shop. Curating the very best in new and used vinyl, browes records, drink coffee and play some tunes on the turntable.

32 Redevous Street, Folkestone


SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY • NIGHT TIME • BOOK TICKETS >>
Ticket Bundle • Profound Sound Night Pass £12, Concession £10 • BOOK TICKETS >>
QUARTERHOUSE   QUARTERHOUSE   QUARTERHOUSE

SPOKEN WORK PERFORMANCE
Rough Cut Spoken Word Performance
Sat 6.00pm - 6.45pm
Quarterhouse

Word out

Performance poetry and spoken word from local emerging talent in collaboration with the kent based
'Word Out' poets and wise words festival. An exploration of the vocal form and language of Folkestone, developed with artist Hannah Silva for the Profound Sound Festival.

 

LIVE MUSIC
Dan Addison
Sat 6.50pm - 7.20pm
Quarterhouse


Dan Addison

Haunted songs from the introspective Folkestone songwriter/producer, using live-looping techniques to build atmospheric layers of vocals, guitar, synth and percussion. An angsty and alternative take on simple melodic slow-jams.

 

PERFORMANCE
Hannah Silva
Sat 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Quarterhouse

Hannah Silva

Hannah Silva is a writer and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, voice and language in performance. Her debut poetry collection Forms of Protest was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes.

Hannah has won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script with Marathon Tales (with Colin Teevan) and has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her current performance, Schlock!, is a meditation on pain, the body and the self, consent, complicity and ownership, splicing the language of Fifty Shades of Grey with a novel by Kathy Acker.


QUARTERHOUSE   HARP RESTRUNG    

LIVE MUSIC
TOR
Sat 8.45pm - 9.45pm
Quarterhouse



TOR

Tunbridge Wells' most theoretically rigorous art rock band. Defiantly down tempo offerings bely their dedication to subtlety; minimalist textures, complex arrangements and echoes of doom and noise rock mingle together to make them one of Kent's more challenging and unusual acts. For fans of Slint, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Harvey Milk and Codeine.

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LIVE MUSIC
Hot Salvations Presents ZA!, Nope, Alocasia Gardens & Cosmic Thoughts
Sat 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Harp Restrung


Hot Salvation Records Event

No need to book tickets in advance. Just show up!

 

 

LIME BAR   LIME BAR    

FOUND SOUNDS DJ SET
Imaginary Landscapes
Andy Backhouse
Sat 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Lime Bar

EVENING LIME BAR PASS | £4, £3 cons

Join us for drinks at the Lime Bar with sound artist Andy Backhouse. Playing from a large collection of found sounds and field recordings across four decks, Andy creates the soundscape to an imaginary landscape. Think Himalayan bird song, meets Nepalese pro-democracy protest, meets the sound of a small town centre - mixed to create the impression of walking through a landscapes that cannot possibly exist

 

LIVE MUSIC
Nathaniel Mann & Nick Castell
Sat 10.00pm - Midnight
Lime Bar


EVENING LIME BAR PASS | £4, £3 cons

Nathaniel Mann

Nathaniel Mann is best know as 1/3 of experimental folk outfit Dead Rat Orchestra. As a solo performer Nathaniel shifts between stark accapella ballads and experimental pop with punch and unusual, often homemade, instrumentation.

For a portion of tonight's performance Nathaniel will be joined by guitarist and singer Nick Castell, together they will present a set of traditional folk song, arranged for side-drum, guitar and compelling vocal harmonies.

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All ticket must be booked through the Quarterhouse Box Office.

Buying a Festival pass will get you in to all events on the Festival programme. It's a bargin at £25. Remember to still reserve your place for each event by contacting the Box Office.

Festival Pass: £25

 

 

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without the kind contribution and support of the following organisations

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