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MEANTIME is open for hot drinks and conversation on the first Friday of every month 11am-2pm, all welcome.



(14th-27th April)

Matt Davies will be developing his latest project ‘My Tape Archive’ which documents a rapidly expanding collection of ¼” reel to reel tapes found by the artist at various carboots, junk shops, flea markets and on eBay.     

The residency will focus on a particular batch of tapes that contain some fascinating content, originally recorded within the Gloucestershire area.

Davies’s work is primary engaged with the act of listening and the exploration of found sound. Past projects include 'Oberhausen Spur' a research residency at Kitev in Oberhausen, 'Sound Sweep' at Spike Island, Bristol and in collaboration with Luke Jerram on 'Plant Orchestra', at Riga Botanical Gardens, Latvia. His work is also featured in the I.C.A.’s 'Soundworks' collection and his 'Piano Works' installations were recently shown at Schmalfilmtage, an analogue film festival in Dresden, Germany.

Thursday 17th April, 7.30pm - 16mm Film Night

Matt will be projecting a random selection of 16mm short films throughout the night. Expect footage of Russian folk songs, 1950's women wrestling, underwater adventures, NASA promo films, educational and public safety documentaries plus a bizarre tourist info film from Australia. Everyone welcome!

Saturday 26th April, 7.30pm - ‘My Tape Archive’ Talk

Matt presents his ongoing project ‘My Tape Archive’ and plays some of the audio highlights from the collection as well as discussing the research carried out during his residency at Meantime.

Above image taken from the 16mm film Voices of the Deep.



Thursday 1st May, 8pm

£4 on the door

Chris Cundy bass clarinet
Hannah Marshall cello
Mat Martin guitar
Dominic Lash double bass

The Clown Gift is made up of fragments of compositions, tunes, and improvisations. The pieces reflect an eccentricity and a shifting between changing states of tranquility, playful disturbance, and spontaneity. Most of the pieces were written over the past year or so while Chris was spending time in Canada, and they reflect his recent experiences as a circus musician. A clown is often portrayed to as a buffoon or prankster and sometimes as a rustic person. Icelandic Klunni, clumsy person.

“It’s almost as if Chris Cundy is raising the dead when he hits bone rattling low notes on the bass clarinet” Marcus Foster MASS FREQUENCY

“One of the most extraordinary sessions we’ve ever had with some beautiful playing from Chris Cundy” Jez Nelson BBC RADIO 3

Chris Cundy

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