Scottish band Modern Studies will curate a week of experimental collaborations and performances in ‘Spectral Verses’ at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow between 9–14 July 2018.
Running from Monday to Saturday, Spectral Verses will foster new sonic collaborations and improvisations during the days, which will be presented to audiences in the evening events.
Events include contemporary semi-improvised works by Cornelius Cardew, Peter Nicholson and members of The Glad Scratch Choir, song cycle and semi-composed experimental work generated by elements of chance and graphic scores, modular synth explorations, film soundtracks and live performances.
Spectral Verses is held two months after the release of Modern Studies’ critically-acclaimed second LP ‘Welcome Strangers’ on Fire Records. The collaborations and performances at Spectral Verses (named after a line from ‘Let Idle Hands’ from the LP) will play with some of the more experimental composition techniques used by the band.
The musicians and artists assembled for the events are largely based in Glasgow’s Southside community – of which the Glad Cafe is at the heart – making Spectral Verses a celebration of the local area’s creative diversity.
Watch this space for announcements on participants.