N-Ex-T (New Experimental Tones)! For this collection of concerts we have drawn inspiration from the underground scene and publications such as The Wire. N-Ex-T explores the adventurous nature of live performance through the mediums of composition, improvisation, motion, sound manipulation as well as the abstract visual and avant-garde. This month we have…
A compelling live performer, the music of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer bell lungs encompasses influences from psychedelia, jazz, noise and folk to create a nuanced sound world that draws on natural cycles, environmental disaster and the microcosmic aspects of relationships.
Using instruments such as electric violin, omnichord, bouzouki, saz, harmonium, santoor, field recordings, electronics and guitar, her kaleidoscopic vocals were deemed “elemental” by cult arts critic David Keenan of The Wire, and her music “genius…or as pretty damned close to that elusive quality that you can get without having yet passed the test of time…” by Terrascope.
She is known for her experimental approach, and frequent collaboration with poets, scientists, kinetic sculptures, artists, dancers, film and theatre-makers, and has performed in the UK, USA, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Italy, favouring venues common and uncommon, including Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, a former hospital for horses, a Napoloeonic fort, a transport museum, a completely round wood-panelled room, a double-decker bus, a Tudor house, monastery ruins, 12th century churches, a disused grain silo in Buffalo, NY, and a hydroelectric power station buried deep inside a granite mountain.
She has appeared on BBC Radio 6 (Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone, 2018), BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction, 2017) and BBC Radio 4 (“Master Rock”, 2015), and performed at Edinburgh International Science Festival 2019, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2018), Fort Process (2018), Swansea International Festival (2018) and Edinburgh Art Festival (2017).
Bell Lungs plays acoustic violin, assorted sound-makers and vocalises in Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra.
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