Familiar names, unfamiliar setting. This should be a total joy – part pop-science demonstration, part interactive have-a-go session, part utterly bargainous gig featuring several of Cardiff’s best and brightest celebrating the joys of songcraft, questing experimentation and the glee of making a big mad noise. Plus there’s a two-hour interval where you can nose around Penarth on a Saturday tea-time, explore the gallery and get your dinner on. How totally ruddy civilised. Ffotogallery are the good eggs hosting the family-friendly alldayer, which is free to enter for the workshops and a mere £3 after 6pm for the gig. Onstage, or not as the case may be, are genius boy-man Sweet Baboo and fellow folk wanderer H. Hawkline (both also hosting a songwriting class which promises to be special), as well as top knob-twiddlers and found sound manipulators Failed NASA Experiment and Stacking Chairs. It’s a great idea, a lovely setting and has a perfectly chosen cast. Pop in and reward their hard work.
Nowhere But Here: An all day celebration of sound and music in Wales
Saturday, 26th February
Admission free (daytime) or £3.00 (evening)
info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 2070 8870
Part One // Songs and Sounds Family Workshop
10.00 SOUNDS! Composer and musician Matthew Lovett and students from UWN’s Creative Sound and Music will be on hand to help you make your very own piece of sound art, using found sounds.
12.00 NOISE! Make the most of new technology and make sounds you have never heard before with guitars, pedals and all kinds of experimental electric devices. Please bring old musical toys if you wish to try your hand at circuit bending.
14.00 SONG! Make up your own song with Sweet Baboo and H. Hawkline!
16.00 – 18.00 INTERVAL
Part Two // Performance
18.00 – 22.00 £3.00
18.45 STACKING CHAIRS
19.30 H. HAWKLINE
20.15 FAILED NASA EXPERIMENT
21.00 SWEET BABOO