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Bokkusu for Access Space Mar 29th

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Bokkusu for Access Space


Sound / performance group Bokkusu invite you to an evening of low key high intensity music, on a date of note, with all proceeds being channelled towards Sheffield's very own access pioneers.

CHARLIE COLLINS waterphone & percussion
HELEN PAPAIOANNOU baritone saxophone
LYN HODNETT voice, instruments & objects
DEREK SAW trumpet & flugelhorn

The evening will consist of solo, duo, and quartet performances.

Only 5.00 entrance on the door.
All door proceeds to Access Space.


CHARLIE COLLINS is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in the UK. His work continues to explore the boundaries between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and free improvisation. Early recordings for cult labels Industrial, Fetish, and Doublevision were soon followed by collaborations with many of the pioneers of free improvisation, while his interest in East Asian percussion and rhythm technique is displayed in current work with komungo player Eun-Jung Kim, pianist Yoko Miura, visual artist Bongsu Park, composer Ryoko Akama, voice artist Ami Kamisaki, and Butoh dancers Mushimaru Fujieda and Tsukasa Kamidate. He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top Of The Pops.

HELEN PAPIOANNOU is a baritone/alto saxophonist and composer based in Sheffield, UK, who also improvises. She has a fascination with games and strategies for group interaction, and her current solo work intertwines baritone sax, analogue synthesisers and sequenced beats in tides of pulses, drones, and hockets. Her compositions have been performed by Workers Union Ensemble, Ensemble neoN, Nieuw Ensemble, Galvanize Ensemble, Cobalt Duo, Michael Speers/Renzo Spiteri, LSO and Northern Sinfonia, while she has also collaborated with KURO, Valentina Magaletti, Damo Suzuki, Eugene Chadbourne and Hannabiell Sanders. Garlic Hug, her duo with Alesandro Altavilla, combines found tapes and field recordings, skronky sax/synth duets, splintered beats, and interrupted drones

LYN HODNETT is a visual artist working in the fields of painting and printmaking, where story, myth, and female iconography are important influences in her work. She approaches sound performance and visual composition with the same enthusiasm, regarding painting as a combination of mark-making, a personal and universal symbol, and ‘music’ as a vast landscape of sound textures and aural suggestions. There is a strong suggestion of narrative but the ‘story’ and ‘place’ are shadowy and uncertain, open to interpretation.
‘’I work with the image or sound until I feel a balance between the considered and the chaotic.”

DEREK SAW has worked in free improvisation and at the cutting edges of jazz since his move to Sheffield, UK. He was a member of legendary electric free/jazz group Bass Tone Trap, and in the mid eighties co-founded the respected Hornweb quartet, while also organising his own Rhythm Division, which included drummer Paul Hession. More recently he has worked with thereminist Beatrix Ward-Fernandez on her Trio project, and collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists Sonny Simmons, Gino Robair, Linda Sharrock, Anton Mobin, Yoko Miura, and Eun-Jung Kim.


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