Venue and Date
Queenshall, 20 December 2019
19:00 doors –
Usurper will present “The 3 Year Old Hamster”, a new piece written especially for this event. Usurper are the the Edinburgh of duo of Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson, a mischievous outfit whose off-radar activities have manifested over 15 years in tragi-comic one-off performances, on the spot collaborations, countless CD-rs, zines and underground miscellanea. Traversing the worlds of British improvisation, post-fluxus performance art, absurdist comic book fiction and Scottish luddite humour, they create a world that exists “through” music, where the mundane is illuminated and notions of “talent” and “expertise” are de-mystified.
Bill Wells is one of the unsung heroes of Scottish underground music, making music that touches the worlds of pop, jazz, classical music and experimental music, but with a tender singularity at its core. His rich and diverse career has lead to countless releases, as well as collaborations with the likes of Jad Fair, Aidan Moffat, Mahar Shalal Hash Baz, Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, Annea Lockwood, Jim O’Rourke and Stefan Schneider. For this performance he will present his ‘Winter Dreams’ work, collaborating live with Audrey Bizouerne and Danielle Price.