Richard Skelton to headline three UK shows 20-22 March
and premiere his new Inward Circles album
Having recently released his first solo album in over two years, Nimrod is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre, under the pseudonym The Inward Circles, Richard Skelton will perform three headline UK shows in March as part of Saisonscape, Art Assembly’s bi-monthly series of experimental music.
Titled Landscape, these spring shows will reflect on sound born out of, or inspired by, the land, and will see Skelton performing new compositions from his forthcoming album, which will be launched at the first show where advance copies will be available. Over the past decade Skelton has amassed a significant body of work that distills the essence of natural landscapes, from the moors of Lancashire (Landings) to the mountains of Cumbria (Limnology) and the karst terrain of the west coast of Ireland (Verse of Birds). He is at the vanguard of a new movement of artists who place the land at the core of their practice.
Verse of Birds:
His new work as The Inward Circles marks a bold departure from his much-imitated signature sound, delving deeper into subterranean landscapes, charting ‘the darkness of earth’ to reveal ‘layers of harmonic till with outcrops of more obdurate material; moraines of static, veins of melody’. It evinces the near-obsessive preoccupation with ‘sound as a material presence’ which last year saw him bury and then exhume a violin in Northumberland soil, in order to intimately explore the processes of weathering and environmental degradation.
Saisonscape, Landscape, represents a rare opportunity to experience new work from this truly innovative artist.
The shows will see Skelton performing at the following venues:
20 March 2015 – Manchester, Islington Mill hosted by Fat Out Till You Pass Out https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22187848
21 March 2015 – Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavillion www.dlwp.com/event/saisonscape-landscape-featuring-richard-skelton
22 March 2015 – London, St John at Hackney Church hosted by Art Assembly https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22187853
Arts Assembly are offering a unique and valuable opportunity for composers, ensembles and emerging artists to submit proposals to perform paid support slots at the Saisonscape Landscape series with Richard Skelton, providing them with a professional platform for exposure of their work. Deadline for submissions is noon Monday 26th Jan 2015. For more information and to apply please visit http://www.artassembly.org.uk/saisonscape/