Listening Bones is Out Now (to tingle your Ossicles)

Listening Bones, Perhaps Contraption’s 3rd Album, was released this week.

You grab the whole beast from here, as a download or in lovely heavy duty gatefold packaging with intricate double sided poster by Expanded Eye. You can only get this thing direct from us at gigs or through our website.

If download is more your thing, we urge you to buy it direct through our bandcamp site rather than itunes and the rest.

For one it’s cheaper (and we get a better cut of the dosh) for two, each track is embedded with a unique picture as it scrolls through your digital player of choice. A wonderful slideshow on your listening journey…

We hope your Ossicles are pleased.

p.s. the next one is already bubbling away…

 

 

 

One Taste Cabaret

So back in July we began an exciting new collaboration with the irrepressible One Taste Collective.

In a series of meetings and musings we constructed a framework for a new style of Cabaret with artistic director Lotan Sapir, to be unleashed upon the Secret Garden Party revellers. The result was just over an hour of startling new acts, free flowing improvisation, amazing choreography and immersive performance.

The crowd and all the crew were astounded at what we had managed to create with very little regimented rehearsal. Just a combination of the right people and the right ideas heading in the right direction…

This serendipitous collision had surely bred some magic for all involved.

So! We are excited to announce the second instalment in the One Taste Cabaret will take place this Sunday 11th November, at the Bedford, Balham…SW12 9HD.   We begin at 8:45 with new acts, new songs and orchestration, and dollops of improvisation.

Something very special is brewing…we hope to see you there.

http://onetaste.co.uk/events/2012/onetaste-festival-2012/
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/OneTasteUK?fref=ts

Past Performances…

2014

13th February – Private Party, Building Opening, Southwark, London.

2013

20th December – Doomed Gallery, Perhaps Contraption’s Christmas Party, Dalston, London

6th and 7th December – Festival of Lights, Huddersfield, various street shows

23rd November – HMS Sweet Charity Philippines Disaster Fundraiser, Strange Warehouse, Shoreditch, London

4th November – Amanda Palmer “theatre is evil” tour, Kesselhaus, Berlin
with Jherek Bischoff and Die Roten Punkte

3rd November – Monarch Bar, Berlin
with Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer

2nd November – Amanda Palmer “theatre is evil” tour, Botanique, Brussels
with Jherek Bischoff and Die Roten Punkte

26th October – White Mischief, Scala, London
with Amanda Palmer as our surprise guest

24th October – Expanded Eye Private View, Arches Gallery, Hoxton, London

19th October – USA Tour - Empire Drive-In, New York Halls of Science, Queens. Live original score to we parade and create a live film score to Benh Zeitlin’s “Egg”
curated by Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler. with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) Jim White (Dirty Three) and the Hairy Eyeball String Ticklers.

18th October – USA tour, Honk! NYC closing party, Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th St, New York
with Os Siderais, Hungry March Band, Environmental Encroachment, Djarara, PitchBlak Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band.

18th October – USA Tour, Honk NYC! Subway Party – from Coney Island to Gowanus
with EVERYBODY

18th October – USA Tour, Honk! NYC, Coney Island Freak Bar
with Environmental Encroachment and Os Siderais

18th October – USA Tour, Honk! NYC – PS 10 Elementary School, Brooklyn, NYC
 flashmob parades and workshops
with 900 school children

17th October – USA Tour – Manderley Bar, McKittrick Hotel (Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More) 532 W 27th Street, NYC

16th October – USA Tour, Honk! NYC Annual Cavalcade of Pomp, Tompkins Square Park, East Village NYC, ending at a lecture about the history of radical marching bands at the legendary C Squat
with Rude Mechanical Orchestra and Minor Mishap Marching Band.

15th October – USA Tour, Honk! NYC opening party, Littlefield, Brooklyn NYC
with Minor Mishap Marching Band, Frank London’s Klezmer Bhangra with deep Singh and Sharabi.

14th October – USA Tour, Pronk! Providence, Rhode Island, Parade and show at The Hot Club
with What Cheer? Brigade and many others!!

13th October - USA Tour, Honk! Somerville, MA – Grand Parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square (2 miles!) “reclaim the streets for horns, bikes and feet” and various Oktoberfest performances around Harvard Square.

12th October – USA Tour, Honk! Somerville, MA, Various shows around 7 Hills Park and Davis Square
with What Cheer? Bridgade, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, Detroit Party Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Os Siderais, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Forward! Marching Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Dirty Water Brass Band and Dja-rara.

11th October – USA Tour, Honk! Somerville MA, Johnny D’s
with Os Siderais and Young Fellaz

Friday 4th October – Twisted Gypsy at The Magic Garden, Battersea, London.

28th and 29th September – Kings Cross Journeys Festival, Kings Cross, London.

21st September – Stranger than Paradise, The Bussey Building, Peckham
with the Carny Villains

16th September – Proud Camden, London
with Beau Bow Belles

8th September – Birmingham 4 Squares Festival, Various flashmob shows around the city centre.

3rd September – Floripa, Shoreditch, London

24th August – Field Trip Day, Arnold Circus Bandstand and Lime Wharf, London.

17th – 18th August – Just So Festival, Cheshire. 3 performances.

3rd August – Private Garden Party, Greater London

4th August – Standon Calling – Autumn Shift Stage

25th – 28th July – The Secret Garden Party.  Various performaces: opening parade and Veto’s funeral parade (with our 16 piece Megatraption), Artful Badger Stage for the One Taste Cabaret and the Oddball Dancehall

23rd July – Woodburner, Dalston Curve Garden, London

19th July – Latitude Festival. Music and Film tent.

15th July – Bristol 02 Academy, supporting Amanda Palmer

13th July – Village Green Festival, Southend on Sea

12th July – The Roundhouse, London, supporting Amanda Palmer

6th July – Wrotham Park, Private Party

26th – 30th June – Glastonbury Festival. Various performances: Bandstand, Shangri La, HMS Sweet Charity, The Piano Bar (The Hole), The Lizard Stage.

23rd June – Wyndstock, King’s Lynn

22nd June – Northern Aldborough Festival, York

15th June – Belle Epoque Dark Circus Party, Bloomsbury Ballrooms, London

June 2nd – Perambulations Interactive Video Launch Party, Doomed Gallery, Dalston

June 1st – Premises Studios Party, London

4th May – Bespoke Wedding Arrangements, Hastings.

16th March 2013 – Bucks Live – High Wycombe

16th February – Torture Garden “LOVE HURTS” Ball, Coronet, London

25th January – The Half Moon, Putney supporting Pigbag

2012 

Cousin / Grandma Single Launch (& Squier’s Birthday)
The Servant Jazz Quarters, London – 11th February with Goodbye Leopold and 6 pieces

The Goodship, Kilburn, London – 16th February
with Beaubow Belles

Love is a Battlefield, Designers Block, 32 Cremer St. London – 18th February
with The Bobby Mcgees

The Animal Party, Old Vic Tunnels, London – 9th and 10th March

The Buffalo Bar, London – 16th March
with Tankus the Henge

White Mischief, Scala, London – 21st April
with Tankus the Henge and Sunday Driver

Wedding Procession, Camden, London – 5th May

Torture Garden Birthday Ball, Coronet, London – 5th May

The Other Art Fair Private View, Great Portland St. London – 10th May

The Groucho Club, Soho, London – 19th May

Spring Jig, Saint John’s Church, Hackney – 26th May
with Keston Cobblers Club and Cut a Shine

Village Underground, Brothers & Sisters Party, London – 30th May
with Tiny Wallops

The Enlightenment Cafe, Old Vic Tunnels, London – 1st and 2nd June

Holloway Arts Festival, London – 2nd June
with Hackney Colliery Band and Trio Manouche

The Bracket’s Mother’s Garden Party, Essex – 3rd June

Pangaea Festival, Manchester – 7th June
with United Vibrations

Artistii in Piazzi International Street Art Festival, Pennabilli, Italy – 8th – 10th June
with Molotov Jukebox

The Animal Party, Electrowerks, London – 15th June

Winterwell Festival, The Sizzle Suite, Cirencester – 30th June

Durham International Brass Festival – 7th – 14th July
25 performances and workshops

The Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire – 19th – 22nd July
The premiere our 14 piece Megatraption. Shows included the lighting of the fires opening parade and 10th birthday parade, the bandstand, Oddball Dancehall, Badger Badger Woods and a collaboration with One Taste Cabaret.

London 2012, Olympic Park, Stratford, London – 3rd, 4th and 7th August

Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxford – 10th August
A sunset parade and midnight set with Rumpus Party, The Turbans.

A Lovely Wedding in Wales – 18th August

London Paralympics Games Olympics Park, Startford, London – 3rd – 6th September

Vogue Fashion Night Out London, 6th September

Bestival Isle of Wight – 8th and 9th September
The Alfresco Stage and Club Dada with What Cheer? Bridgade, Brassroots & Fanfare en Petard.

Big Day Out Festival  Bracknell – 16th September
with Fanfare en Petard and Sam Lee.

Playgroup Festival Kent – 22nd September

Da Vinci’s Demons Production Party  London – 4th October

Listening Bones Album Launch  Passing Clouds, London – 3rd November
with The Great Malarkey & Spanner Jazz Punks

Camden Lock Tavern - 8th November

One Taste Cabaret - The Bedford, Ballam. 11th November

The Animal Party, Islington Metal Works - 23rd November

London Remixed Festival, Rich Mix, London – 24th November

The Ritzy - Brixton – 14th December

Outdoor Parade, Kings Cross, London – 19th December