Thursday, 25 March 2021

New exciting Jamaica! impro

Hey guys, this is the last episode of Gate Kicks! where MC Top Richie, 2Decks, Arlo and Javier made an spontaneous improvisation mainly with anything that they found in their houses from a Precolumbian ocarina, a book, a glass of water, ringtones, Spanish guitar, accordion, samplers of french hip hop to Grace Jones and The Gate improvisers, plus unknown and mysterious objects. Jamaica! transforms every time it revives in different bodies as many lives matters!!! Let it be, relax and enjoy!!

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Gate Kicks! Meets Radio Tisto.

Hey Joe!!
As a continuation of our previous episode, when we met Franq de Quengo, co-director of the most important inclusive avant-garde festival in the world Sonic protest, members of the French band Les Harry's broadcast a special edition of Radio Tisto on 3rd March 2021 for Resonance's audience. The history of this band and Radio Tisto started in 2013 when Sonic Protest invited Alan Courtis to lead an improvisation workshop with six autistic adults from the group ‘Radio and Music’ at the day hospital of Antony (through the association l’Elan RetrouvĂ©), then Les Harry’s and a bi-monthly radio show Radio Tisto on Radio Libertaire, which is a famous anarchist independent radio in Paris, were born...the rest is history.
Jamaica! sent to them a file with their latest recording released by Cafe Oto record label Takuroku called Leon and Les Harry's made a wonderful improvisation over it, the voice and music reminds me of many works by my favourite British avant-garde musician Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and his solo career from The End of an Ear and Matching Mole. For further information about Radio Tisto please click here.


Thursday, 18 March 2021

New tunes via Zoom.

Making music via Zoom has probably been one of the most challenging aspects of continuing our service under lockdown conditions, as usual though our guys have risen to the challenge - here are some recent tracks made by Labake, Duane and Richie in a new zoom session we're running. Enjoy!

Friday, 12 March 2021

Today we invited Franq de Quengo, co-director of Sonic Protest, the greatest avant-garde and inclusive music festival in the world!!

Since 2003, Sonic Protest Festival has been the epicentre of the avant-garde, experimental and inclusive music scene in Europe. The festival is mainly based in Paris, France, and since its beginnings has been inviting extraordinary artists with learning disabilities such as the pioneering inclusive band Reynols or Les Harry's and 2Decks plus musicians from the underground such as Peter Brotzmann, Tony Conrad, Joelle Leandre, EinstĂĽrzende Neubauten and Keiji HAINO. Today our special guest is Franq de Quengo, the co-director of Sonic Protest, who talks about the festival and brings new music made by different bands with members with learrning disabilities such as Les Harry's and L'Orchestre De Nous Mêmes. Enjoy this super edition of the programme!
Left to right, top row: Duane aka Mr Amazing; Javier; Franq de Quengo Co-Director Sonic Protest Festival, France. Bottom row L-R: Richie aka MC Top Richie; Darren aka 2 Decks and Labake Anisere.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Fantastic music made by our presenters 2 Decks, Labake, MC Top Richie and Mr. Amazing plus Les Harry's from France

 Hello Guys,

This is a special programme because in the next episode we'll have a guest from France, Franq de Quengo, who is the co-producer of Sonic Protest Festival which is the biggest neurodiverse music festival in world, it combines the best of experimental and avant-garde music including musicians with learning disabilities as our presenters who are accomplished musicians by their own means, so why not to show their music before this honourable guest is coming? Anyway, we also play an excerpt by the wonderful French band Les Harry's. This episode includes some unknow works by Mr. Amazing and MC Top Richie. Discover something will be amazed!!!

Members of Les Harry's on the left with purple t-shirt Anla Courtis, at the back on the right wearing sunglasses, Franq de Quengo, co-director of Sonic Protest Festival, France.