13th & 14th September 7:30pm
Secluded Bronte Two day residency.
Wednesday 13th 7:30pm
Secluded Bronte are joined by filmmaker James Holcombe
W/support Chris Parfitt, Tim Bromage, Richard McReynolds & Jon Ruddick
Thursday 14th 7:30pm
W/support Batterson a bono & Howl Hubbard & tsta
Secluded Bronte are Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman and Richard Thomas. Formed in London and launched in New York City, the Anglo-Welsh trio have been together for 21 years. Since that time in 2002 they have continued to plough an idiosyncratic furrow into the heart of what one might call art-music. It’s quite hard to classify the group, but they have been likened to This Heat, Wire, The Specials, The Residents, The Fall, John Cage and Sun Ra.
Since 2020 they have released four albums on the Ffordd Allan label, an album on Takuroku, a 7” EP on Felix Kubin’s Apolkalypso label and contributed to several compilation albums.
As a solo artist Richard Thomas has released two albums since 2022, The House Rabbit of Jesus Green and The Painted Orchid. The third volume of Adam Bohman’s Music and Words has just been released by Paradigm Discs. Forthcoming is a remix of a Jérôme Noetinger album for Apolkalypso/Gagarin Records, a radiophonic work for Dutch radio, Zond 5, and a new Secluded Bronte EP and an album are also imminent in 2023.
Sónar Festival, Barcelona, Misterioso/Das Institut, Zurich, Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, OCCII, Amsterdam, Cave 12, Geneva, Instants Chavirés, Paris, Papiripar Festival, Hamburg, Blow Out, Oslo, Supernormal Festival, Oxford, Queens University, Belfast, Wysing Festival, Oxford, Gerlesborg School, Sweden, WORM, Rotterdam, The Knitting Factory, New York, Le-non Jazz, Paris, All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, Prestatyn, Cafe Oto, London, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, The Cube, Bristol, Close-Up Cinema, London, Musik Aktuelles Festival, Bremen, Kongsberg International Jazz Festival, Kongsberg, Audiograft, Eastville Project Space, Yeovil, Klang Tone Records, Stroud, Audiograft, Oxford, Rammel Club, Nottingham Le 102, Grenoble, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, FON, Barrow-in-Furness, Fuel, Manchester
“Metronomic electrical pulses are made beautiful by multiple layering into complex rhythms with melodic pitch changes, accompanied by spoken words as if walking through a hall of mirrors or a scene from Alain Resnais’s Last Year in Marienbad”. – Jo Hutton, The Wire Magazine December 2022
“Secluded Bronte at Supernormal was my favourite show of the festival, even though I left five minutes before the end to avoid passing out from the fearsome heat inside the Vortex venue”. – Jennifer Lucy-Allan, The Quietus/BBC Radio 3, October 2022.
Discography 2020 – 2022
Magnetic Crochet (Ffordd Allan)
The Horns of Andromeda (Takuroku)
For Entertainment Everyone Dies (Apolkalypso) Queens (Ffordd Allan)
Live in Zurich (Ffordd Allan) Live at Supernormal (Ffordd Allan)
Chris Parfitt, Tim Bromage, Richard McReynolds & Jon Ruddick, a performance quartet born out of South Wales improvisors & SHIFT studio residents, using text, light & electroacoustic improvisation.
£4/£5/£8 Advance, £10 OTD or £12 two day pass
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Photography by: Laurent Orseau.