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Good On Paper @ Stroud Fringe 2017

Poster by Joe Magee

Poster by Joe Magee


THE PROCESS (ARTISTS FILMS) In the magnificent interior of Stroud’s St Laurence’s Church, Good On Paper, in collaboration with award winning illustrator and film maker Joe Magee, present the screening of a series of short films that show the process of art being made. You will be given a fascinating glimpse into the studios of a wide range of artists from young locals to superstars such as Picasso - and can watch them at work as paintings, drawings and sculptures emerge from nothing - often using intriguing techniques and elaborate performances. Joe: “I tried to pick a good variety of interesting work covering many decades. These films are so engaging and often quite mesmerising. It’s a privileged position to observe the differing approaches of painters - for example some splash paint around in a frenzy, whilst others are considered and meticulous. You really see the artist’s ’struggle’. Most of the films are just a few minutes and all are very entertaining - and some very humorous.” Artists who can be seen at work include Stanley Donwood (Radiohead artist), performance artists John Wood and Paul Harrison, Joe Magee, Moina Walker, Picasso, John Cage, Kandinsky, Ushio Shinohara, Matisse, Paul McCarthy and many others…(7:30-10:30PM) 


ADAM BETTS Betts’ debut solo album 'Colossal Squid’ showcases his unique approach to music combining his love for the irregularities in electronic music (by the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Arca and Oneohtrix) with his visceral connection with live drums. As a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, the Heritage Orchestra and more recently with Shobaleader One (after being headhunted by Squarepusher) Betts has spent years exploring the boundaries between electronic and live music. For all his technical ability, the experimental format and instrumentation, Betts’ live show is an enthralling, evocative, rewarding journey of mesmerising musicianship, avant-garde in formation, yet undeniably catchy and invigorating...(9:30-10:30pm) /

MODULUS III Bristol based improvisational trio featuring Drew Morgan, Dan Moore (Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble, Andy Sheppard’s Pushy Doctors) and Matt Brown (Dakhla). If Kraftwerk, La Monte Young and Miles Davis got into a room together, this may have been the result. Twitching, urgent percussion tumbles into a colossal beat as minimalist Fender Rhodes drifts over a pulsating synthesizer bass line. Plaintive cello and piano twist and murmur around a huge electronic ambient backdrop. Everything happening spontaneously and with seamless fluidity. They never play the same thing twice. (8-8:45pm)

BODY CLOCKS An electronica duo from Stroud now based in Bristol. Influenced by the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo and Kiasmos they create a mesmeric live experience by merging live double bass and guitar with layers of sampled beats and atmospheric soundscapes. (7-7:30pm) /

RUN LOGAN RUN A collaboration between drummer Dan Johnson and saxophonist Andrew Hayes. Taking cues from the British Punk Jazz scene and utilising extended breathing techniques and special FX (championed by players such as Mats Gustafson and Colin Stetson), Run Logan Run create music that is both beautiful and brutal...(6-6:30pm) /

STROUD FRINGE CHOIR A choir collective put together for this year's Fringe by award winning composer Emily Hall featuring Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino (Vaults, Mesadorm), Melanie Golding and Stephane Marlot. A choir with a band philosophy, all the music is created by members of the choir who all come from Stroud's rich musical community. (5-5:30pm)


MANU DELAGO Having already collaborated with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar and the London Symphony Orchestra, celebrated Hang player, percussionist, producer and composer Manu Delago has just released his third solo album via Tru Thoughts.  'Metromonk' finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood; manipulating the Hang in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources. This special live AV show of Manu Delago Handmade is a definite must-see. The performance is delicate and sophisticated, moving with ease between heavily rhythmic and free-flowing spherical sections. Each of the three performers takes on several instruments, displaying the great musical diversity of every member of the ensemble. (9:30-10:30pm) /

DOUGLAS DARE London-based singer-songwriter and pianist Douglas Dare grew up in the small coastal town of Bridport in South West England. His second album Aforger, released in 2016, was mixed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and produced by long-time collaborator and Dare’s live drummer, Fabian Prynn. His live sound combines acoustic instrumentation including piano and percussion with glitchy electronic elements. Inspired by the likes of Portishead, Elliot Smith and James Blake, Douglas combines a rich and haunting vocal with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose. (8-8:45pm) /

EMILY HALL AND MIRA CALIX Emily Hall is an award winning Stroud based composer who has written for many different ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO and the Hungarian Radio Choir. She is a member of Bedroom Community, the Icelandic record label comprising 11 different diverse but like-minded musicians from across the globe. Mira Calix is the award-winning UK based South African music producer Chantal Passamonte. Living in the UK since the early 90’s, she’s signed to Warp Records and has toured with with the likes of Radiohead, Boards of Canada and Autechre. Music and sound have always been at the centre of her practice, which she continues to integrate with visual media and technological innovation to create multi-disciplinary performances and installations.(7-7:30pm) / / /

RHAIN Singer and pianist who spellbindingly evokes the voices of Kate Bush, Björk and Joanna Newsom whilst weaving them into her own idiosyncratic style. Rhain recently released her debut ep which features the likes of John Parish (PJ Harvey), Alex Lee (Florence and the Machine) and Drew Morgan (Modulus III) and has since supported the likes of Lucy Rose and Rufus Wainwright.(6-6:30pm) /

SIMON MCCORRY A Stroud based cellist, composer and sound designer Simon has been making music and creating sound design for theatre and film for over 15 years, working with theatre companies including Headlong, Old Vic Productions, Tiata Fahodzi, Theatre Hullabaloo, Cirque Bijou & Actors of Dionysus. He also releases work under 'Amonism' for various labels, creating music combining influences of modern classical with electronics and field recording. (5-5:30pm)

Plus DJ set by JunKroom Records and a Record Stall selling hundreds of new, second hand and hard to find vinyl (Saturday and Sunday only). 

All for free...(max capacity 300!)

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The Good On Paper stage at Stroud Fringe 2017 is kindly sponsored by Renishaw and Darbyshire


Earlier Event: January 7
Good On Paper @ The Prince Albert vol.2
Later Event: September 23
Good On Paper Presents: Mesadorm