Léonore Boulanger + Howie Reeve + Burd Ellen
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only
Léonore Boulanger studied drama, experimental jazz improvisation and Persian music in Paris. Her music reflects her wide interest in African folk and in composers such as George Crumb, Teiji Ito, Harry Partch and singer Meredith Monk.
After many tours in Europe she is back on stage with a 4th album "Practice Chanter » (label 'Le Saule'). It's a four-handed album with Jean-Daniel Botta who was the main composer of the previous albums. Léonore bring languages into corkscrew-shaped dances.
An organic music that flounders with the most serious childhoods, she sings french like a foreign language which becomes universal.
"As with an artist like Brigitte Fontaine, it begs the question of how far chanson can go while still being considered as such; perhaps it remains so only in the fact that chanson was the point of departure. » The Quietus
Howie Reeve plays solo bass with vocals, and collaborations.
Burd Ellen is a new solo project from Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons, Alex Rex) featuring Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Barrett’s Dottled Beauty) and Lucy Duncan (Luki). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere.