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).
Performance of "Promenade 5 - Present Company" with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay as part of WINLAB at the Siobhan Davies studios.
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.
Work with Nenagh Watson puppeteer on rediscovering Mr Punch. Presentation at Central School of Speech and Drama.
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.
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.
sessions with Sheridan Tongue, playing for the soundtrack of DCI Banks.
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.
tour around Berlin, Potsdam, Marquardt, with Esha Jotwe Teka (myself, Jerry Wigens and Thomas Kumlehn) and Jamie Colman.
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.
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.
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
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.
Duo gig with Clive Bell in Poole Dorset in Nov.
release of ACOUSTIC DREAM, (Clive Bell, Roberto Filoseta, Sylvia Hallett)
UH Recordings Ltd
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
solo gig in Brighton for international women's week.
took part in 2 performances commemorating the life of Paul Burwell
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
duo gig with Clive Bell at the Safehouse, The Openhouse Pub, Springfield Road, Brighton)
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.
played with Clive Bell at the Red Rose, Finsbury Park, as part of a benefit for Lol Coxhill.
played with Clive Bell and Roberto Filoseta in the Hertford University MAYFEST
solo gig at Boat Ting
on tour in Southern Germany playing with Clive Bell, Mike Adcock, Mike Svoboda and Joachim Irmler (of FAUST)
gig with Caroline Kraabel and Kay Grant... at the Red Rose,
gig at the Klinker Nunhead, trio: Sylvia Hallett, Caroline Kraabel, Veryan Weston
solo gig at the Vortex, opposite Veryan Weston and others ...
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.
Sylvia Hallett and Hilary Jeffery (brilliant trombone) at The Klinker
The Freedom of the City Festival, in trio with Caroline Kraabel and Veryan Weston, also with the London Improvisers Orchestra.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.