An afternoon and evening of free music and art at DLWP

Mathew Sawyer
Mathew Sawyer

A huge diversity of live performances are on offer tomorrow (Saturday, November 9) at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, with the return of bi-monthly event Dear Serge.

The music starts at 3pm with Dust Music by Trevor Shearer, which sees musicians Robert Jack (electronics), Chris Heinrichs (violin), Luca Nasciuti (cello), Jack Lowe (double bass) and Jockel Liess (project and video score realisation) in an electro-acoustic performance.

At 4pm Keiran Kennedy Young will work wonders with a banjo drawing on his passion for African American and European musical styles amalgamating in Appalachia in the 1700s.

He attempts to do what a banjo player would do in its original mountain environment.

Following this at 4.30pm will be Multitudinous Entity, an audiovisual work by London-based Jockel Liess, which has no beginning or end as such, but depends on the focus of attention of the listener.

DJ duo Eyes That Kill will also be spinning some tunes from 4.30pm.

The evening session runs from 6pm to 10pm.

From 6.30pm, three film by Matt Calderwood will be shown featuring controlled experiments exploring light and exposure as their subject.

Cellist Bela Emerson will perform, at 7.30pm, a new and original piece in her usual unique improvised manner. Bela Emerson plays cello and tenor guitar and processes them through guitar pedals.

She performs, records and tours solo and in collaboration with filmmakers, acrobats, dancers, actors and numerous other musicians.

She was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction for a solo live broadcast from Latitude Festival.

A guitarist and singer, Mathew Sawyer is an artist and musician who creates objects, paintings, actions and events that oscillate between the public and private, the troublingly personal and the unsettlingly familiar.

His new album, Sleep Dreamt a Brother, is full of mournful, lush arrangements that sound almost medieval at times with stark strings, classical guitar and piano overlaid by Sawyer’s bare, distinctive vocals and creepy foley sound effects.

For this performance, which starts at 8pm, Mathew will play acoustic guitar and sing, accompanied by viola player Alison Cotton.

Dear Serge is a free bi-monthly Saturday event at the De La Warr Pavilion showcasing the best in cutting-edge live music, performance and art. Named after one of the forward-thinking architects of the De La Warr Pavilion, Serge Chermayeff, Dear Serge is an afternoon and evening of eclectic live performances.

All ages are welcome, there is free parking on the seafront, and the bar will be open.

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