Coby Sey

International soundscapes + performances for the Somewhere I’ve Never Been “live audio book” at The Yard, May 14

18 April 2017

Steph Kretowicz (aka AQNB editor Jean Kay) is launching a novel, Somewhere I’ve Never Been, with a “live audio book” rendition of the text at London’s The Yard Theatre on May 14. 

Created with artist and sound designer Kimmo Modig, the event will be an immersive collaboration involving a host of artists, friends and ‘characters’ featured in the book. Those include live performances by Good Sad Happy Bad, Micachu, Tirzah, and Coby Sey, as well DJ sets by Imaginary Forces, felicita, and Aimee Cliff (Angel Food), video projections by Ulijona Odišarija, compering by Brother May and a choir called AKA Pellah.

The event draws on a forthcoming podcast, audio book and radio show — also produced with Modig and accompanying the Somewhere I’ve Never Been book — to begin broadcasting on NTS Radio in late April. The multi-platform narrative, co-published by Berlin’s TLTRPreß and London’s Pool, expands on the text, which consists a cohesive selection of non-fiction essays exploring international soundscapes as an expression of heavily mediated, networked mobile environments. 

The event is produced alongside The Yard’s Dan Hampson, as well as artists Sey and Levi of the Curl label and collective.

See the FB event page for details.**


Header image by Maria Mitcheva.

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The xx presents Curl at Block 336, Mar 14

14 March 2017

The xx (in collaboration with Night + Day, Thirty Three Thirty Three and Young Turks) have invited Curl to host an aftershow at London’s Block 336 on March 14, 2017.

The night will feature Blue S**t, Brother May, Coby Sey + Tirzah, Klein, Ben VinceTØNE and Jacob Samuel.

Curl is an events-organizer focused on programming innovative cross-disciplinary performance, art and music, with the goal of making interdisciplinary art accessible to a wider audience by engaging live music. It is run by producer Coby Sey and emcee and performer Brother May. They have been putting on similar events at The Yard in Hackney Wick and Rye Wax in Peckham since 2016.

See the FB event page for details.**

Courtesy of Curl.
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Chats Cafe @ SET, Dec 2

2 December 2016

London’s SET project space and artist studio is opening with a residency from chats cafe on December 2.

The new volunteer and artist-run initiative is focussed on providing affordable space for artists and a platform for new, collaborative and experimental projects that engage the local community, along with an ongoing arts and educational programme of performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings.

The first will be the residency from chats, so far a pop up ‘food enterprise’, which will be serving good and affordable food and drinks, along with a live set from Coby Sey

See the FB event page for details.**

chat cafe @ SET (2016).

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