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RECENT ACTIVITIES:May/June 2021
Live gig at Mopomoso (the Vortex) on 27th June to a live audience
Touring with Miranda Tufnell dance company with the piece PNEÛMA. At Swaledale Festival, Reeth, at Featherstone Castle and at Hexham Abbey gardens. All outdoor performances.
Live solo performance for Disco Fridays on Facebook on 12th march 2021
Improvised music by women on Facebook on 16th March live gig at iklectic arts space, to an online audience
made an improvisation for Improfest - Festival International de Improvisacao e Arte Sonora premiered on 22nd December 2020
composed music for BBC Radio 3 drama Thousand Cranes
by Kawabata, directed by Jeremy Mortimer broadcast 6th Dec 2020
composed music for Wonderful Beast's telling of the story How Night Came from the Sea, narrated by Hillary Greatorex, for First Light Lowestoft Festival on 20th December 2020
23rd Outdoor socially distanced performance with Colourscape at Compton Verney, playing with Mike Adcock, also with Simon Desorgher, Michael Ormiston and Stevie Wishart. Not actually using the Colourscape Installation, there were several Giant Spheres instead.
All performances in April/May onwards 2020 have been cancelled due to Covid 19 lockdown.Most have been postponed till 2021.
13th to 15th "48H-Silence" durational performance in Frankfurt cancelled/postponed due to coronavirus pandemic THIS WAS CANCELLED/POSTPONED due to COVID 19 lockdown.
6th Borealis Festival Bergen, Norway, playing in Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth alongside Mark Sanders, Jason Yarde and Elaine Mitchener. Review in The Wire.
3rd gig with Heliocentrics at Rough Trade (Brick Lane) signing the new record The Infinity of Now
2nd - gig with Chris Dowding, our duo Sylvia & I performing on Boat Ting, on Bar and Co boat, Temple Pier. London
1st - played with London Improvisers Orchestra at Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, Carlisle Street. London
21st gig with Chris Dowding, our duo Sylvia & I performing at St Paul's Sessions, St Paul's Church Marylebone, supporting Woolfenden
15th - gig with Chris Dowding, our duo Sylvia & I performing at Naomi's Eclectica at Gonzo's Two Room in Norwich
Andrew Ciccone's interview with me can be found here
12th - Performance of An Introduction to...Street Scene (Kurt Weill) for Opera North with Anthony Haddon playing all the parts next to the Grand Theatre Leeds.
2nd - played with and conducted the London Improvisers Orchestra at Iklectik.
Release of The Heliocentrics: The Infinity of Now
Release of Delphine Dora's L'Inattingible MEAO29 TFRO57
31st - gig with Heliocentrics at Red Lion Leytonestone Ballroom, this is also the launch of our recently released album The Infinity of Now on Madlib Invasion.
13th to 24th - Performances of An Introduction to...Street Scene (Kurt Weill) for Opera North with Anthony Haddon playing all the parts, and myself playing music from the opera, going into community partners around Leeds
15th - Mopomoso Christmas Party, the Vortex, London
6th - gig with Chris Dowding, our duo Sylvia & I performing at Anteros in Norwich, supporting Kit Downes.
19th - performance of Pneuma, dance performance, collaboration between Miranda Tufnell, David Ward and Sylvia Hallett at Riley theatre Leeds
16th - performance of Pneuma, dance performance, collaboration between Miranda Tufnell, David Ward and Sylvia Hallett at Small World Theatre in Cardigan
26th - gig with Heliocentrics at O2 Forum Kentish Town London
18th - performed as part of Bloomsbury Festival in Sam Enthoven's Lunar Dreams in Holy Cross church Cromar Street, Kings Cross, working with story teller Alys Torrance
15th - performed in Walk Cheerfully at the British Library, accompanying Ozu's silent film with musician Clive Bell and benshi Tomoko Komura
27th - gig with the Heliocentrics at the Roundhouse, Camden, supporting Orchestre Baobab
11th to 22nd creating and performing music and sound for Suffolk theatre company Wonderful Beast's
production of The Last Woodwose by Thea Smiley. In woodlands, churches
Venues - Blackheath woodlands for High Tide Festival, St John Church Saxmundham, Kali Wood, Staverton Park Wantisden, St Michael's Church Framlingham, West Hill Barn Brandeston.
29th Aug to 5th Sept Tour of Berlin and Potsdam by Esha Jotwe Teka, (Thomas Kumlehn, Jerry Wigens, Sylvia Hallett)
venues 1st - Marquardt Church, and Petersburg Arts Space Berlin, 5th - Chambre Subtil Charlottenstrasse Potsdam
29th Aug to 5th Sept Tour of Berlin and Potsdam by Esha Jotwe Teka, (Thomas Kumlehn, Jerry Wigens, Sylvia Hallett)
30th August - Exploratorium Berlin, 31st - Kirche Dannenwald.
24th gig with Heliocentrics the Marble Factory Bristol supporting Madlib
23rd gig with Heliocentrics at The Fiddler, Kilburn, London
17th/18th Performing in Colourscape in Lewes Charlston with Michael Ormiston
7th recorded with Stephan Barrett and Adam Kinsey for transmission on 10th on threadsradio.com
26th solo gig at the Globe in Hay as part of NAWR
20th Heliocentrics gig at The Piper, Hastings
19th Played with The London Hardingfelelag at The British Museum as part of the Munch/Grieg/Ibsen season
12th Heliocentrics gig Vila do Conde, Portugal
7th Colourscape in Winchester Hat Fair, playing with Ansuman Biswas
6th gig with "Sylvia & I" (Chris Dowding on trumpet) at The Vortex Downstairs
29th solo gig in Saint Mary's Tower Hornsey, N8 as part of STEEP 13 curated by Sam Enthoven
28th gig with Chris Dowding at tha Vortex Downstairs as part of the Hymn tour
27th gig with Hymn as part of Camouflage event at The Fat Percy, Norwich
26th gig with "Sylvia & I" in Safehouse at the Verdict, Brighton
25th gig with Hymn (chris Dowding and Graham Dunning) at Ashburton Arts Centre
2nd London Improvisers Orchestra, St Mary's church N16
23rd gig with "Sylvia & I" (myself and Chris Dowding) in Underneath the Arches, Druid Street London SE1
18th gig with Cath Roberts at Brak, Brockley.
14th Heliocentrics gig at Hackney Grow
12th gig at Arch 1, with Tom Jackson, Benedict Taylor, Neil Metcalfe, David Thompson
28th Opera North perforance at the Georgian Theatre Richmond Yorkshire Never Call a Dragon a Worm with Anthony Haddon
21st gig Esha Jotwe Teka (Thomas Kumlehn and Jerry Wigens) at The Hundred Years Gallery
14th gig with Douglas Benford, Cath Roberts, Dominic Lash at Hundred Years Gallery
13th Heliocentrics gig at Under the Bridge (Chelsea football stadium)supporting Calibro
9th gig with Benedict Taylor et al at Arch 1
7th h2dance performances of Say Something with the Norsk Jentekor in Oslo Sentralen, Norway
27th gig with "Sylvia & I" at FlimFlam club , Ryan's Bar N16
26th gig at Iklectik with Catherine Pluygers et al to celebrate women's contribution to improvised music.
19th solo gig at NoizeMashchin Amersham Arms, New Cross
17th gig at Mopomoso the Vortex, with "Sylvia & I"(Chris Dowding trumpet and loops)
27th Opera North community performances of An Introduction to....Katya Kabanova (Janacek) with Anthony Haddon
19th performed in About Us dir./choreographerJacky Lansley at MOMA Oxford
5th to 9th Opera North community performances of An Introduction to....Katya Kabanova (Janacek) with Anthony Haddon
15th to 25th rehearsing Opera North community performances of An Introduction to....Katya Kabanova (Janacek) with Anthony Haddon
17th Heliocentrics gig Rich Mix
2nd London Improvisers Orchestra at cafe Oto celebrating 20 years of the LIO
22nd to 29th Residency with Eva Karczag dancer and Chris Crickmay visual artist, in Gallerija Zagreb performance/installation of Promenade 7: Theatre of Memory also running workshops.
11th ARC trio gig Hundred Years Gallery
1st and 8th November gig with Jagged Mountain in St Augustine's Church Brighton
31st Oct gig with Arc string trio in Brighton
20th Playing with Chris Dowding at Hundred Years Gallery as part of Bill Thompson's Mercury Over Maps
19th solo gig at Club Integral Birmingham
18th gig with Anna Braithwaite and Gemma Storr at Free Range Canterbury
17th gig with Amy Cutler at Cafe Oto supporting Delphine Dora
7th Gig with Chris Dowding and Colleen O'Brien at The Vortex
2nd Gig with Arc - Sylvia Hallett, Gus Garside and Danny Kingshill celebrating 30 years of playing together at Skronk, New River Studios London
28th Played in Tropical Gothic evening at Cafe Oto with Mike Cooper and Clive Bell
20th Gig at Cafe Oto Project Space in trio with Graham Dunning and Kelly Jayne Jones
16th performed in a reading of The Last Woodwose at Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh for Wonderful Beast
14th played in Hackoustic at Iklectik, with Amy Cutler poet and geographer.
25th Performed in Colourscape in Bath with Mike Adcock
19th to 21st Played in Fete Quaqua (mopomoso festival) at Vortex
11th Colourscape in Bristol International Balloon Fiesta playing with Michael Ormiston
5th London Improvisers Orchestra at Iklectik
28th played with Heliocentrics in Lunar Festival (Solihull)
14th/15th Colourscape in Buckfastleigh, playing with Ansuman Biswas
11th gig with Amy Cutler at Iklectik
6th gig with Artur Vidal E5
4th gig with Chris Dowding at Anteros in Norwich
1st Resonance fm Ambrosia Rasputin's program with Amy Cutler
24th gig in Spooner Row Church with Chris Dowding as part of Wymondham Festival
23rd gig with London Hardingfelelag at Leigh Folk Festival. in The Fishermen's Chapel
14th London Improvisers Orchestra at The Cinema Museum
9th solo gig at Pulse Festival, Blackhorse Mews, London
27th Colourscape in Waddesdon, playing with Mike Adcock
24th gig with Amy Cutler in St Pancras Old Church, supporting Erland Cooper
20th gig Mopomoso at the Vortex, playing in duo with Ian McGowan (trumpet)
19th Colourscape Birmingham Cannon Hill Park, with Mike Adcock
18th Performed in Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth at Museum of London Docklands
5th gig with Chris Dowding and Dave Ross St Paul's Church Marylebone.
2nd Opera North - Liverpool community performance of An Introduction to....Salome with Anthony Haddon
26th gig with Amy Cutler as part of a Forest themed event at William Morris Gallery Walthamstow
17th to 22nd Opera North Leeds community performances of An Introduction to....Salome with Anthony Haddon
9th/10th Opera North community performances of An Introduction to....Salome with Anthony Haddon
21st composed music for and performed in About Us dir./choreographerJacky Lansley at Oxford House Theatre, London
18th gig with Arc (Gus Garside and Danny Kingshill) at Iklectik
16th gig at Iklectik with Catherine Pluygers et al to celebrate women's contribution to improvised music.
8th composed music for and performed in About Us dir./choreographerJacky Lansley at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
2nd composed music for and performed in About Us dir./choreographerJacky Lansley at De Montfort University Leicester
24th/25th leading workshops at SDIPT (Dance Research Studio)
23rd performed in Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth New Nuffield Theatre Southampton
22nd performed in Elaine Mitchener's Sweet ToothSt George's Bloomsbury Way London
15th to 25th Opera North community performances of An Introduction to....A Masked Ball with Anthony Haddon
16th gig at The Old Dentist with Amy Cutler (poet)
12th gig at The Old Dentist with London Hardingfelelag
23rd performed in Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth at Bluecoat Arts Centre Liverpool
8th gig with Amy Cutler at the Peckham Pelican
Wonderful Beast Tour of Thea Smiley's The Return of the Wildman, 1st - Orford Castle, 2nd - Avenue Theatre Ipswich, 3rd - Orford Castle, 4th - St Peter's by the Waterfront Ipswich, 5th - The Thatched Barn Iken.
October 2017Wonderful Beast Tour of Thea Smiley's The Return of the Wildman 27th - Lowestoft Seagull Theatre, 28th/29th - Herring Festival Halesworth, 31st - Southwold Arts Centre
10th Premiere of h2dance's Strangers and Others in Woking , music composed by Sylvia Hallett
1st gig at Lewisham Arts Cafe with Viv Corringham's Seven Sisters of Smyrna
24th accompanying a Japanese silent film A Page of Madness by Teinesuke Kinagasa (1926) along with Clive Bell shakuhachi, Keiko Kitamura koto, and Tomoko Komura benshii as part of Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival, Lucas Lecture Theatre, King's College London
22nd gig in duo with Chris Dowding at Ryan's Bar
12th gig string trio Arc at Sonic Imperfections, Montague Arms
8th Preview performance of STRANGERS AND OTHERS h2dance, at Roehampton, for which I have composed the music.
Performed on 2nd as part of a 30 musician event in Goldsmiths Great Hall, GATES by Bill Thompson.
Solo performance on 28th as part of Tottenham Soundscapes 4, All Saints Church, Tottenham , alongside trevor Watts and Beibei Wang
Performance on 27th in Colourscape, Stroud, in duo with Mike Adcock
Gig on 17th at The Klinker, No.Where, Bethnal Green, in duo with trumpeter Chris Dowding
Performance on 12th in Kristiansand, Norway of h2dance's SAY SOMETHING
Gig on 22nd with poet Amy Cutler and drummer Alecks Nielson at The Moth Club, Six Organs of Admittance
Solo gig on 17th at Deptford Town Hall, alongside Jan Hendrickse, Tom Mudd, Bill Thompson, and Phil Durrant
Gig on 14th at cafe Oto for the launch of Clive Bell's solo album Asakusa Follies on CUSP which I had helped to produce and did some remixes on.
Gig on 7th at iklectik as part of Catherine Pluygers' evening EDGE.
Gig on 4th with London Improvisers Orchestra at iklectik
Gig on 6th as part of the Remaking Nature, Liar Lyre event at the Wellcome Collection, curated by poet Amy Cutler
Gig on 17th in duo with Chris Dowding at York Tavern,Norwich.Gig on 23rd at Hundred Years Gallery with Mark Brown, James Malone, and Douglas Benford The Voluptuousness of hearing
Gig on 14th at i'klectik arts lab as part of a celebration of women's contribution to improvised music, organised by Catherine Pluygers.
Performance by the London Hardingfelelag at Norwegian Seamen's St Olav's Church in Rotherhithe
Gig with trumpeter Chris Dowding at Hundred Years Gallery Haggerston
Performance with Eva Karczag dancer Occur Recur, part of Twofold plus One at Siobhan Davies Studios.
Gig with Clive Bell (The Geographers)at John Russell's i'klectik Ballistic .
Performance with Anthony Haddon of An Introduction to Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten for Opera North, touring to Edinburgh.
Led an immersive singing weekend for The Wonderful Beast Singers in Aldburgh.Performances with Anthony Haddon of An Introduction to Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten for Opera North, touring to Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham.
Research and Development Performance of Jacky Lansley's About Us for which I composed the soundtracks, at Siobhan Davies Studios.
Gig at Flim flam club London N16 in duo with trumpeter Chris Dowding.Premiere of Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth at St George's Church Bloomsbury Way, London.
Performances of An Introduction to Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten for Opera North to community partners and schools in and around Leeds.
Gig at Hundred Year Gallery with Douglas Benford, David Toop and Billy Steiger.
Worked with Anthony Haddon on Opera North's An Introduction to Billy Budd.
Gig with London Improvisers Orchestra at St Mary's new Church N16.
Solo site-specific performance at All Hallows Church Tottenham, part of the Tottenham Soundscapes series. Solo gig at Bobby Barry's Zero Wave at The Harrison.
Led vocal workshop for Mary Benefiel's group Anam Cora in Ipswich.
Residency Research and Development of Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth with Jason Yarde and Mark Sanders, in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.
Performances with Anthony Haddon in Gods Gold and Giants Opera North's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle for 5 year olds. At St Mary's Heritage, Gateshead, and South Bank, London.Performance at Wysing Festival with David Toop, Elaine Mitchener and Roger Turner.
Research and Development work on Elaine Mitchener's Sweet Tooth at Southampton University.Gig with Julie Kjaer at Cafe Oto Project Space.
Workshop for Dance Research Studio.
Performing with Anthony Haddon in Gods Gold and Giants Opera North's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle for 5 year olds.At the Lowry, Salford
Working on performance of Gods Gold and Giants for Opera North with actor Anthony Haddon, an interactive show for 6 year olds upwards and their families inspired by the story and music of Wagner's Ring CycleSolo gig at the Arts Cafe in Manor Park organised by Richard Sanderson of Linear Obsessional
Performed in the Wonderful Beast production of THE RETURN OF THE WILDMAN by Thea Smiley, actor Martin Bonger, directed by Alys Kihl, with the Wonderful Beast Singers- Sea shanties and my own soundscapes. Part of Storm of Stories Festival
Also played for the step-dancers Lennie Whiting and Doreen West as part of the Tea and Tales event at the Pumphouse Aldeburgh
Gig at the Klinker club, Apiary studios with Viv Corringham and Clive Bell aka The Seven Sisters of Smyrna.
Duo gig at Boat-Ting with Matilda RolfssonGig with London Improvisoers Orchestra at St Mary's Old Church.
Gig at I'klectik Arts with Thomas Kumlehn and Jerry Wigens aka Esha Jotwe Teka.Gig with Dave Tucker, double bass, Roger Turner percussion, and Juun, zither at I'klectik.
Gig to celebrate International Women's day at I'klectik organised by Catherine Pluygers
Benefit Gig for Wonderful Beast at The Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh - Bottom's Dream
Performed in Wonderful Beast's variety show - Bottom's Dream - at Wilton's Music HallPerformance with Eva Karczag dancer and Chris Crickmay visual artist, Walking With Water at Siobhan Davies studios
Gig with Clive Bell - The Geographers - at I'klectik.
Gig at cafe Oto with Sharon Gal, voice, David Toop,electronics, and Beibei Wang,percussion.Gig with Mike Adcock and Steven Grew at Exposed Club Cheltenham.
Gig with Clive Bell (The Geographers) at The Vortex.
Performances of An Introduction to Jenufa by Janacek for Opera North, touring to Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham. Actor Anthony Haddon.Duo gig with Ian MacGowan, trumpet, at Flim-Flam club, Ryan's Bar London N16.
Premiere of h2dance's STAGING AGES at The Place, London.performances of An Introduction to Jenufa by Janacek for Opera North to community partners in Leeds.
Composed and performed music for The Return of the Wildman by Thea Smiley, performed by Martin Bonger and the Wonderful Beast Singers as part of the High Tide festival in Aldeburgh.
Gig with London Improvisers Orchestra at St Mary's new Church N16.
Worked with Eva Karczag, dancer, and Chris Crickmay, visual artist on a new project, WALKING WITH WATER a residency in Matsesgarden Sweden which I could not be there in person as I had a broken bone in my foot, but contributed sound files from London.performed as part of Ivan Volkov Summer Strings at Cafe Oto.
Solo Performance in Vignemuseum in a vineyard in Friuli, Italy, to celebrate 100 years of the life of Livio Felluga. June 2015
Performed with Colourscape in Sevenoaks.Playing music for films at Catherine Pluygers' Film Night at i-klectik with ensemble Tryptich.
Gig at Eastbeat Kinsley Hall.
Gig with Susanna Ferrar, Jerry Wigens, Neil Metcalfe and Caroline Kraabel playing scores by Renee Baker at Blackheath school.
Composed music for first preview performance of h2dance's STAGING AGES at Trestle Theatre, St Albans.Gig with London Improvisers Orchestra.
Gig with Matilda Rolfsson, percussion at Arch One.Gig with Susanna Ferrar, Jerry Wigens, Neil Metcalfe and Caroline Kraabel playing graphic scores by Renee Baker at St Mary's Old Church N16.
Performed for Opera North's Indoor Camping event with story-teller Ursula Holden-Gill our version of the opera Swanhunter by Jonathan Dove.
Performed medieval music with Clive Bell and Hannah Marshall at the British Museum.Performance with COLOURSCAPE with Clive Bell and Ansuman Biswas in Waddesdon.
Gig at Club Integral with Dave Tucker, double bass and Juun, zither. Performance of music to accompany the film Walk Cheerfully by Ozu, with Clive Bell, with benshi performance by Tomoko Komura as part of film festival Birmingham in St Paul's Church.
Gig with Seven Sisters of Smyrna (Clive Bell, Viv Corringham, Sylvia Hallett) at the Montague Arms, London.
London Improvisers Orchestra gig
Gig with Jude Montague Cohen at Eastbeat Kingsley Hall.Performance of h2dance's SAY SOMETHING for children's choir in Bournemouth.
Gig duo with Terry Day at Arch One.
Gig with Susanna Ferrar and Jerry Wigens at preview of an exhibition of paintings by Annelise.
2 Performances of PNEUMA collaboration with Miranda Tufnell and David Ward at St John the Evangelist Church in Oxford.
Work with Miranda Tufnell and David Ward performance in Coventry of new work PNEUMA.
taking part in Mycelium in Oxford.
trio gig at Club Integral with Viv Corringham and Clive Bell aka The Seven Sisters of Smyrna - a mix of rembetika and psychedelic electronics performance with Elaine Mitchener at St George's Church.
First performance of PNEUMA project, collaboration between Miranda Tufnell, David Ward, Sylvia Hallett with Cai Thomas, Eeva-Maria Mutka and Jonah Brody at The Natural History Museum, Oxford.
h2dance's Say Something for children performed by the Norge Jentekor in Oslo.performances of The Cop Show for Opera North to community groups in Leeds - an introduction to The Coronation Of Poppaea.
performances of Gus Garside's Sleepwalkers in Brighton and London.
Performance of Gus Garside's Sleepwalkers at Newhaven Fort Process festival.
performances of the Cop Show for Opera North.
Solo performance at St John's Church Bethnal Green.
Gig with Sue Ferrar at St Mary's Old Church as part of the Peace Event.
Performed with Colourscape in Rotherham festival.
Performed in Cafe Oto project space as part of Guillaume Viltard's Collected Strings.
Performed with Colourscape in Bath.performance of The Autograph Book of Enid Briggs with Sue Ferrar at Cafe Oto as part of No Glory evening.
Performances of h2dance's Say Something for children at SHIFT festival at The Place.Performed with Colourscape in Sheffield.
Gig with Ian McGowan at Foley Street improvisation series.Gig with Thomas Kumlehn and Jerry Wigens at The Rag Factory London.
Gig with Cliff Stapleton and Clive Bell at The Doghouse.April 2014
Performed at King's Place as part of Evan Parker's 70th Birthday Celebration.
Gig with Triptik at Pushkin House, playing improvised music with films.
Performed in Wonderful Beast's production of The Six Swans, a community folk opera by Richard Chew, in Aldeburgh.Gig with Susanna Ferrar and Rachel Gomme, dancer at St Mary's Old Church, London.
London Improvisers Orchestra gig
Gig with Cliff Stapleton (hurdy-gurdy) and Clive Bell at Club Integral.Gig with Mike Adcock and Clive Bell (BAH) at Club Integral.
Work with h2dance in Vaasa, Finland.
Gig with ARC (Gus Garside and Danny Kingshill) at The King and Queen, Foley Street.
debut duo gig at Boat-ting with Ian Smith (McGowan) on trumpet. November 2013
Performance of Who Will Go Mad With Me at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with David Toop, Alasdair Roberts and Luke Fowler.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.
Performance of Duet by h2dance at The Place, London
Gigs with ARC at the Safehouse in Brighton, and at The Others, Club Integral, London.performance of Leopard ladies, a music and dance event at Chisenhale.
Gig with Mike Adcock and Clive Bell (BAH) at the Exposed Club, Cheltenham.
Gig with Bread and Shed at Boat-ting.
Gigs with Bread and Shed at Scaledown (King and Queen, Foley Street) and at Luna Fringe, Leytonstone.Took part in recording of London Improvisers Orchestra for Cat Hope's composition for her film.
Gig with ARC at Arch 1.
Led a voice with movement workshop at The Albert.
Gig with Neil Metcalfe (flute) and Noel Taylor (clarinet) at Arch 1Residency at The North Wall, Oxford collaborating with Christopher Sivertsen and Lucy Maycock on developing a play called "Altogether Now".
Gig with Cross-dressed string quartet at The Horse. June 2013
h2dance performance of Say Something at The Albert.Performed the Peter Grimes Story with Clive Merrison, and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner with Kikka Markham at The Pump house, Aldeburgh, produced by Wonderful Beast.
Gig with Clive Bell (The Geographers) at The Others, Club Integral, London.
Anna Homler and I performed as BREAD and SHED in May 2013 at the Victoriaville Festival FIMAV Montreal.Gig with Clive Bell at Funk Dunk - playing in the Kentish Town Swimming Baths while people swim.
.Composed music for Caged, film by Takako Nakasu
Performed live music with Clive Bell to the silent film Walk Cheerfully by Ozu at the BFI.
Composed music for Anusha Subramanyam's work with over 60's in Ipswich, including a film.
h2dance performance of DUET at the Place Prize - they won the audience vote!)
Gig with Triptik (Catherine Pluygers, Adrian Northover and Adam Bohman)accompanying silent films, in Pushkin House.Gig at Funk Dunk, Kentish Town swimming pool.
Gig with cross-dressed string quartet at The Klinker.London Improvisers Orchestra.
Played at Funk Dunk with Illi Adato.
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.
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
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.
h2dance took the show Say Something to Edinburgh Festival (Summerhall), where we used a specially formed choir of local interested people.
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
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).
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
with Rabalder Choir in Goteborg, Basta Choir in Stockholm, and with the
h2dance Choir in Colchester.
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.
First performances and subsequent
touring of h2dance CHOIR PROJECT: "Say Something" at The Place in
February with the Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble.
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 x four-hour performances Promenade 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)
September 05 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: most photos by Sean Kelly
First performances and subsequent touring of h2dance CHOIR PROJECT "Say Something"