Chalaque Jooklo Trio | Murphy/Ansell/Bench Trio | Luke Poot

Fri 22nd May, 8pm
The Audacious Art Experiment,
Harwood St, Sheffield,
S2 4SE

TICKETS – on the door only:
£6 waged
£4 unwaged


Fire music meets pysch…. a brand new collaboration between Italy’s fierce Jooklo Duo and Manchester’s own Chalaque… expect to experience hallucinations while your eardrums bubble and pulsate.

Born 1984 in Italy, Virginia Genta is self-taught and plays saxophone (tenor, soprano, baritone, alto), flutes, clarinet, plus some percussion and keyboards. Since 2003 she’s been working with drummer and percussionist David Vanzan in several projects such as Jooklo Duo, Neokarma Jooklo Trio (or Sextet, Octet, Experience), Golden Jooklo Age, and the Jooklo Finnish Quartet. She started playing music from improvisation while quite young, and has always been moving in the music cosmos with a deep, natural and spontaneous approach to creation, constantly working to find the highest way of expression connected to the oneness of universe. Besides this, the devotion of Virginia finds freedom also through drawings and illustrations. A restless activity during the past few years (about 400 concerts and a countless amount of recording sessions, some of those released on labels like Qbico, Conspiracy, and her own Troglosound), brought her to collaborations with musicians like Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Bill Nace, Sonny Simmons, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, John Blum, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers), Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sonic Youth, Hartmut Geerken, Famodou Don Moye, Makoto Kawabata, Andrew Barker, Muruga Booker, Raymond Strid, Giorgio Pacorig, among others.

Chalaque’s Nick Mitchell (Golden Lab Records/ Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura) adds his limbs and brain to the Jooklo’s to create somekinda monster…. we cannot wait to see the results!

“Chalaque began life as a solo project but by Sounds From The Other Ideology they have morphed into a power trio with all the controls set to max, matching Mitchell’s explosive, non-stop soloing style with a stream-rolling rhythm section that works free statements of time into the kind of stupor inducing velocities of a Mötorhead or a Harry Pussy. The rhythm section consists of drummer Pascal Nichols, who plays in Manchester’s Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, and bassist Eric Hardiman, a member of Albany, New York guitar orchestra Burnt Hills… Together they create the kind of genre-devouring force that you always wished Last Exit could’ve more effectively harnessed, hallucinating a solid steel pulse by never definitively stating it, with the kind of sleight of hand a dream team Ronald Shannon Jackson/Yasushi Ozawa of Fushitsusha hook-up might have had.” David Keenan, The Wire

The bodies and minds behind Hobo Sonn (Ian Murphy, Brighton), Panelak (Pascal Ansell, Leeds) and Hardworking Families (Tom Bench, Brighton) combine and coagulate into a fresh new trio! Performances may or may not include any combination of the following: semi-serious free-improv, actual songs, electric noise-blasts, performative chair activities, self-sabotage etc. Damn right.

Sheffield based Strepsils abuser. Recent collaborations with the likes of Adam Bohman, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Blue Yodel, Ben Knight, Acrid Lactations, Chastity Potatoe, and Phils’ gang of toughs. ‘I just listened to a bit that sounded like a pig pushing weights with a scotch egg in its gob.’ – Stuart Arnot.

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