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COMING UP SHORTLY:

Ongoing work with h2dance working on a version of "Say Something" for children 2014

h2dance

 

New album with Anna Homler "The Many Moods of Bread and Shed" released in May 2012 on Orchestra Pit label, OP14. You can buy from me - send me an email - or direct from The Orchestra Pit

 

For other gigs I usually post them on my facebook page

 

 

 

 


Sylvia playing bicycle wheel
cpt theatre dec 04

WITH MY SITE: Check out my photo pages for examples of my recent performances - most photos by Sean Kelly.

RECENT ACTIVITIES:

2013

December

debut duo gig at Boat-ting with Ian Smith on trumpet.

November

trio gig at Boat-ting with Caroline Kraabel sax and Kay Grant voice and electronics

London Hardingfelelag gig in the foyer of Kings Place 17th November.

ARC - Gus Garside bass and electronics, Danny Kingshill cello, Sylvia Hallett violin and electronics gig in Brighton Spirit of Gravity.

May

Anna Homler and I performed as BREAD and SHED in May 2013 at the Victoriaville Festival FIMAV Montreal

 

2012

December 2012

composed the music for Anusha Subramanyam's dance piece Golden Peacock first performance in Chenai Dec 2012.

Perormed at Chisenhale Dance Space with Leopard Ladies - Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Laura Doehler, Jessamine Landamore, and Valeria Tello Giusti.

October/November

composed the music for a short film by Takako Nakasu and Elena Jacinta Re-remembered.

Performed in and musically directed Strange Fish a show of folk-tales by Wonderful Beast

September

h2dance took part in The Place Prize  semi-final with their new piece, Duet, for which I composed the music. They  won the audience vote and are now through to the finals in April 2013.

performed in Simon Allen's  work, Resonance at the Still Point of Change, in the Purcell Room.

Perormed in David Toop's opera, Star Shaped Biscuit, in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.

Improvised gig with Susannah Ferrar at Arch 1.

August

h2dance took the show Say Something to Edinburgh Festival (Summerhall), where we used a specially formed choir of local interested people.

July

h2dance also worked on a site-specific outdoor version of Say Something  for the cultural Olympiad along the River Lea in Waltham Abbey Gardens.

Performed with Elizabeth Cook in her reading of Achilles  in Exeter University

April/May/June

Performed in Helen Petts'  Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing in The Sage, Gateshead

Tour in May and June of London with Anna Homler to celebrate release of CD The Many Moods of Bread and Shed

Touring of h2dance CHOIR PROJECT: "Say Something"  in April/May with Svartlemon HardKor Choir in Trondheim and Uranienborg Choir in Oslo with h2dance (Heidi Rustgaard and Hanna Gillgren).

2011

December

Performance of "Promenade 5 - Present Company" with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay as part of WINLAB at the Siobhan Davies studios.

November

h2dance touring Say Something in Sweden

Performances of "Yes", Wonderful Beast's cabaret tribute to the poetry of Adrian Mitchell where I get to play honky-tonk piano. At The Rosemary Branch.

October

Work with Nenagh Watson puppeteer on rediscovering Mr Punch. Presentation at Central School of Speech and Drama.

September

3 solo gigs -at cafe oto, playing hurdy-gurdy with electronics, at mopomoso at the Vortex, playing bicycle wheel and Hardinger fiddle, and in the museo Wolf Vostell, Caceres, Spain, playing bowed bicycle wheel and FX.

First performances of h2dance's interactive bicycle powered piece "ON/OFF", The music was played on two cassette tape-recorders powered by the audience cycling, while local dancers from Chatham danced in an disused car showroom.

Work with Lucinda Jarrett playing music for a presentation on The Art of Touch.

August

A week's residency in Volda, Norway, developing h2dance choir project for use with children's choirs.

A week of developing improvising processes with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay in Arnhem, Netherlands.

July

sessions with Sheridan Tongue, playing for the soundtrack of DCI Banks.

June

I took part in the Landskappleik in Norway along with the other members of the London hardingfelelag. It took place in Seljord this year and it rained a lot but we were well received.

I played a solo gig at cafe oto as part of TAPS, an exciting evening of improvisations with Paul Burwell, and also a tribute to his life and work.

Played in ancient woodland in Cambridgeshire for a weekend of dance in outdoor  spaces. The wind made my harpstrings sing, a ghostly song.

Performance with David Toop in the Swiss Church, with E.laine and Lore Lixemborg.

May

tour around Berlin, Potsdam, Marquardt, with Esha Jotwe Teka (myself, Jerry Wigens and Thomas Kumlehn) and Jamie Colman.

April

Residency at The North Wall in Oxford creating the music for a group of young dancers choreographed by Angus Balbernie.

perormance of Yes, Wonderful Beast's caberet tribute to Adrian Mitchell in New Buckenham, Norfolk.

February

took part in a week's residency in a Somerset farmhouse, investigating the relationship between somatic movement work and science and philosophy, organised by PALLABS and Gill Clarke of Inependent Dance.

2010

Gig in Haugesund, Norway, with Mike Adcock in nov 2010

Tour of Berlin in oct/nov 2010 with Thomas Kumlehn, Jerry Wigens, and Sean Burn.

Residencies with h2dance (Heidi Rustgaard and Hanna Gillgren) in the Spring and Summer of 2010 in Saffle, Sweden, and Drammen, Norway.

In June performed "Promenade 3" with Chris Crickmay and Eva Karczag in Coventry Summer Dancing festival.

Summer and Autumn 2009

Residencies in Vestfossen, Norway, and Faro, Portugal with h2dance (Heidi Rustgaard and Hanna Gillgren) in the Summer and Autumn of 2009 also working with them at Choreodrome and Touchwood at The Place London

Solo gig 21st sept at Boat Ting 2009

Started rehearsing David Toop's new opera "T he Star-shaped Biscuit"at Snape in Suffolk.

three four-hour performances as part of Summer Dancing in Coventry (The Herbert Gallery) with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay

Work with Hanna Gillgren who choreographed the third year students at The Place

Spring 2009

work with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay at Laban, site specific durational performance.

Worked with Heidi Rustgaard who choreographed the third year students at London Metropolitan University.

Autumn 2009

Duo gig with Clive Bell in Poole Dorset in Nov.

release of ACOUSTIC DREAM, (Clive Bell, Roberto Filoseta, Sylvia Hallett)

UH Recordings Ltd

Summer 08

I worked with Wonderful Beast (Aldeburgh) on the production "The Dead Moon" a tale of Suffolk Smugglers, which toured around Suffolk and Norfolk in June and July.

International Workshop Festival, I co-led a workshop "Opening the Door" exploring the relationship between movement, breath, imagination and health. With Miranda Tufnell, Gill Clarke, and Chris Crickmay.

I led workshops in live soundscaping at the North Wall Summer School for young drama students in Oxford in August.

In July I worked with Ansuman Biswas at the National Theatre Studio : research and development on "Gilgamesh" directed by Jonathan Munby.

Other gigs: Laburnum Street Party with cross dressed string quartet, Orchestra Pit with Mike Adcock, Mopomoso at the Vortex with ARC string Trio, Klinker gig and Montague Arms with Olympic Clampdown, Jazz Rumours with Susanna Ferrar and Rachel Gomme (dancer)

Gigs with LaXula :Isle of Wight Bestival, Dortmund, Dranouter, Eklow, Larmer Tree, National Theatre (Watch this Space), Nuremberg, Caceres, Green Note, Wellingborough, Hanover, Brighton Komedia, Islington Academy.

Spring 08

gigs with LaXula: Norwich, Nottingham, Madrid, Valladolid, RFH Ballroom, Crawley, Moonfest Morocco. Gigs with ARC string trio in Brighton (Safehouse) Boat-ting and Mopomoso Vortex, London. Gigs with London Improvisers Orchestra at the Amadeus Centre and HMS President. Solo gig at Klinker stage B (Maggies Bar), gig with Susannah Ferrar and Rachel Gomme at Boat-ting.

Ongoing work with Wonderful Beast, and with the Open College of the Living Body (Miranda Tufnell and other dancers working in the field of health)

Jan 08

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, a gig with Susanna Ferrar (violin) and Rachel Gomme (dancer)

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec,2007

I performed in Lost Dog's choreography Before you can run for the dance company, From Here to Maturity, which I composed the music for. We toured round England, including Margate, Kendal and the Purcell Room London.

LaXula gigs, included playing at the Round House, Thames festival, Trondheim, (Norway), Amsterdam and Den Hague (Netherlands), the Bagabond Boogaloo club in Dalston, and The Sage Newcastle upon Tyne

I composed a sound score for St Edwards School in Oxford, production of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Dickens' Great Expectations. Directed by Lucy Maycock

Performance installation at Dartington College of Arts Gallery space, with Eva Karczag, dancer, and Chris Crickmay, visual artist.

August 07

played at Scheer Festival (South Germany) along with Clive Bell, Mike Adcock and Jochen Irmler (FAUST). Also worked with Ed Kemp and Lucy Maycock on a summer drama project at St Edwards school, Oxford

July 07

Played with LaXula in Leuwen (Belgium), Danston Park, Brent Festival, Komedia (Brighton), Darbucka Bar, The Cross Kings, and WOMAD

First performance of Before you can run choreographed by Lost Dog for the dance company From Here to Maturity.

Solo gig at Laban Centre cafe. plus a set with Olympic Clampdown.

Jun 07

Played with Olympic Clampdown at Camberwell Green festival. Gig with LaXula at Wychwood Festival (Cheltenham)and GLASTONBURY Festival. Zany cross-dressed violin quintet at the Vortex Klinker.

May 07

gigs with LaXula at Barbican Foyer (World Music Awards), and Bath Fringe festival, with London Improvisers Orchestra at the Freedom of the City festival. Played with Olympic Clampdown at The Klinker Nunhead.

Apr 07

gig with LaXula at Sadlers Wells (part of La Linea festival) and in a squat in Leytonstone. Cross-dressed violin quartet at the Klinker Nunhead.

Mar 07

solo gig in Brighton for international women's week.

took part in 2 performances commemorating the life of Paul Burwell

Feb 07

4th Feb transmission of Two Men from Delft, radio drama by Stephen Wakelam, on Radio 3 . Directed by Jeremy Mortimer, music by Sylvia Hallett, bass viol played by Vanessa Coode. The play is about the use of lenses in the late 17th century, by the artist Vermeer and his friend Van Leuwenhoek who discovered the microscopic world of the "animalcules".

played with The cross-dressed quartet at Boat ting (temple Pier, The Thames) - Hugh Metcalfe, Dylan Bates, Susannah Ferrar and myself all with our alter-egos on show playing violins.

played in duo with Clive Bell as the Geographers, at Boat Ting

Jan 07

duo gig with Clive Bell at the Safehouse, The Openhouse Pub, Springfield Road, Brighton)

Nov/Dec 06

2 solo gigs (violin, voice, saw, bicycle wheel and electronics), one on Boat Ting (Temple Pier, the Thames), the other in All Frontiers Festival in Gradisca D'Isonzo (Italy)

played with the London Improvisers Orchestra, both at the Red Rose and as part of the London Film Festival, accompanying the silent film "Theda" by Georgina Starr.

Nov 05 till Nov 06

I played in and musically directed The RSC's production of Canterbury Tales, which opened December 05 in Stratford, toured round Britain, Washington D.C., Barcelona and Almagro and then played for 4 months in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Music by Adrian Lee featuring some jolly medieval tunes.

RSC

Sept 06

played with Clive Bell at the Red Rose, Finsbury Park, as part of a benefit for Lol Coxhill.

May 06

played with Clive Bell and Roberto Filoseta in the Hertford University MAYFEST

Feruary 06

solo gig at Boat Ting

October 05

on tour in Southern Germany playing with Clive Bell, Mike Adcock, Mike Svoboda and Joachim Irmler (of FAUST)

September 05

gig with Caroline Kraabel and Kay Grant... at the Red Rose,

August 05

gig at the Klinker Nunhead, trio: Sylvia Hallett, Caroline Kraabel, Veryan Weston

solo gig at the Vortex, opposite Veryan Weston and others ...

July 05

Clive Bell and I played with Roberto Filoseta in the Santarcangelo festival in Italy.
I played sarangi for the Annual Review of Nottinghamshire Victim Support, and
played hurdy-gurdy and harp for a medieval music band "Gallows Rope" in Basingstoke.

June 05

Sylvia Hallett and Hilary Jeffery (brilliant trombone) at The Klinker


May 05
The Freedom of the City Festival, in trio with Caroline Kraabel and Veryan Weston, also with the London Improvisers Orchestra.

April 05
I spent a week in Dartington on a Music and Dance Exchange. Exciting and creative time. Then on holiday to Sardinia where Clive and I visited some 4000 year old houses.
Gig with Anna Homler at the Corsica Studios

March 05
Played Hardanger fiddle duos with Wilfred Gibson at Richard Sanderson's Scaledown club
It's a beautiful instrument.

Worked on some BBC radio commissions - "Pliny's Naturalis Historia" - music by Adrian Lee, Sylvia Hallett and Simon Rogers. Transmission 22.40 radio 3 26/3/05.
Also "Caesar!The best of mothers" - radio drama for R4. Transmission date in July.

Feb 05
as part of Free Radicals at the Red Rose, In duo with Simon Hyde, VJ artist - ( live improvised video manipulation). I played bicyle wheel, saw, violin and electronics.
I also played at the Spitz,in duo with Clive Bell, opposite Mike Adcock and Nils Okland (Hardanger fiddle player from Norway) and did a solo gig at the Lewisham Arthouse.

Dec 04
I played hurdy-gurdy and harp on a short tour with JOGLARESA, Belinda Sykes' medieval band, culminating in a sold-out gig at St Johns' Smith Square

Nov 04
Sylvia Hallett and Clive Bell played at the RED HEDGEHOG and then in dec, we played in Stuttgart and a few days later back in London at the cpt
Our new album called THE GEOGRAPHERS has just been released on EMANEM

Oct 04
Played musical saw and bicycle wheel for a ninja-tunes party launch of a new Hextatic album
Solo performance at the Kingston Rowing Club Hull.
Played music for a performance of ACHILLES by Elizabeth Cook, read by the author at Beverley Literary Festival.



WITH MY SITE:
Check out my photo pages for examples of my recent performances - most photos by Sean Kelly.



 

First performances and subsequent touring of h2dance CHOIR PROJECT: "Say Something" at The Place in February with the Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble, then in November/December with Rabalder Choir in Goteborg, Basta Choir in Stockholm, and with the h2dance Choir in Colchester.

2011