13 ottobre 2012

In attesa della pubblicazione di un primo cd ufficiale, oltre che di un'informale (ma integrale) documentazione del recente tour in Giappone, si possono consultare materiali in cdr degli Artaud Beats - Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara Cawkwell, John Greaves e Chris Cutler - chiedendoli direttamente alla pianista e cantante: yumicity@hotmail.com. Si tratta di alcuni estratti dai due concerti di esordio tenuti dal quartetto a Schiphorst (Germania) e Bodo (Norvegia) rispettivamente nel 2009 e nel 2011.

The Artaud Beats was spontaneously formed at the Avantgarde Festival (Schiphorst, Germany) in 2009. Geoff Leigh and Yumi Hara Cawkwell, who just released a duo album 'Upstream' and completed Japan tour, came along to the festival to perform as a duo, while Chris Cutler and John Greaves were there to perform with Peter Blegvad Trio and Dagmar Krause. Geoff, Chris, and John thought it would have been great to play together after all these years since the early days of Henry Cow, and for Yumi, it was like a dream come true, all agreed to perform together in a slot which was originally for Geoff & Yumi. Their totally improvised performance took the festival by storm, enthusiastically received by the audience and worldwide listeners via live internet broadcast alike. A second performance has been eagerly anticipated, and it happened at Nodutgang festival, Bodo, Norway, 28 October 2011. Following the success of the second performance, having decided not going to wait other two years for the third performance, Yumi took an initiative to organise a Japan tour including workshops in June 2012. Now they are in the process of releasing their first CD...