16th November | Jessica Moss (Canada) + Jungfrau + VÄLVĒ

An evening of dark folk, shoegaze, contemporary classical and sprawling psychedelia at Sebright Arms in Hoxton, as the Thee Silver Mt Zion violinist joins us to perform music from her new album “Entanglement”, released via Constellation Records. £9 advance                                                                                secret discounted tickets £12 on the door ————————– Jessica Moss (Canada) An artist who’s mesmerised us at a few of her concerts already. …

Chaos Theory radio show 29/08/17

Stream the latest Chaos Theory radio show below, first broadcast on 29th August 2017 on 199radio, as Kunal goes on a wayward musical journey.

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28th September | Whispers & Hurricanes: Fear Of The Forest, Hazel Iris, Yvonne McDonnell

Join us for an evening of mesmeric sounds and multi-instrumental wonder a Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch. £6 advance                                                                       secret discount tickets £8 on the door ——————– Fear Of The Forest A mystical ensemble led by dulcimer, voice and hurdy-gurdy, who enthralled us all at their album launch at New River Studios last year. Formed in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on hammered dulcimer, violin and …

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21st September | Helen Money, Kuro, A-Sun Amissa

An evening of drone, ambient electronics, doom strings and free jazz from world renowned musicians.

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9th March | Whispers & Hurricanes: Danielle De Picciotto & Alexander Hacke, Jo Quail

The first Whispers & Hurricanes of the year sees the return of two legendary multimedia performers, whose entire life together is an ongoing work of art.

28th July | Private industry showcase: Roger Goula performs from ‘Overview Effect’ (Cognitive Shift Recordings)

On Thursday 28th July 2016 between 7.30 and 9pm, at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, Roger Goula will perform music from his limited edition EP Something About Silence (featuring remixes by Christian Löffler and Phaeleh) and his forthcoming album Overview Effect, which is the debut release from Cognitive Shift Recordings, a new collaboration between One Little Indian Records and Manners McDade Publishing.

Interview: Jo Quail speaks with Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to cellist and composer Jo Quail ahead of the launch of her new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

Interview: Poppy Ackroyd speaks to Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to musician and composer Poppy Ackroyd who will perform at the launch of Jo Quail’s new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

20th November | Whispers & Hurricanes: Raf and O, ArHai, Lucy Claire

After a wonderful launch in September, our newest night is back with inspired musicians, who fuse traditional sounds with groundbreaking techniques.

11th September | Whispers & Hurricanes: Mishaped Pearls, Seventh Harmonic, TEYR

We’re launching a new regular night! The first edition of Whispers & Hurricanes brings you world music, contemporary folk and neoclassical sounds.

Celebrate with these breathtaking musicians.

7th Feb | 5 Years Of Chaos: Jo Quail presents ‘Nocturnes’

We celebrate 5 years of amazing underground gigs, music and adventures as well as immense support from all of you, with a special event presented by cellist and friend Jo Quail. http://www.joquail.co.uk/ £13.20 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/298154 £15 on the door Although this is a larger venue than that used for the ‘Caldera’ album launch, it is all seated so tickets will still be limited. There will be a fully stocked bar at the event. #5YearsOfChaos Following the highly anticipated, sold out June release of her second album ‘Caldera’, cellist and composer Jo Quail will perform music from her albums ‘From the …

Hieroglyph – Metal born from poetry and classical training

Leeds-based Hieroglyph are rapidly making waves in the progressive metal world. Having already in the last year played at UK Tech Fest Bristol all-dayer and having supported giants like The Ocean and Chimp Spanner, we’re delighted to host their first ever headline spot at The Facemelter this Friday 8th August at The Black Heart. In the run-up to the release of their debut EP Freefall (out on 18th August), we managed to catch up with them to find out how they apply the drive they have with their musical career to their writing process. Photo by Jo Moolenschot ——————————————- One …

Jo Quail – speaking without words

Jo Quail is a poet. All the elements are there. The lyricism, the inspiration, and mysterious ability to render the complexity of the subjective experience in such a way that it can be shared. The only difference between Jo Quail, and most other poets, is that she doesn’t use words. Her lyricism comes from the vividness of her musical phrases and licks. The inner voice remains just that – inner. Photo by Magda Wrzeszcz The cello speaks, and the things it says to us are the things we might normally wish to avoid. All the home truths and ambivalent emotions, …

Lucy Claire: from jazz to soundtracks to experimental compositions

We’re very excited about working with label This Is It Forever‘s newest signing Lucy Claire. We’ve seen her transfix audiences at contemporary classical, post-rock and experimental gigs alike, we’ve had many different friends individually recommend her to us and she’s one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. She’ll be launching her first in a new series of Collaborations EPs at the Servant Jazz Quarters on 19th June with some special guests, so James Black caught up with the sound artist in Shoreditch to find out what inspired her to merge her jazz and classical training with electronics and field recordings. ******************************** …

Leah Kardos speaks to James Black at St Pancras Old Church

Having just performed works from her second album Machines live for the first time at Shhh Festival, and with a concert supporting Lucy Claire with Jim Perkins coming up on 19th June,  it was nothing short of prophetic of James Black to ask to speak with Leah Kardos a few weeks before the date was announced. **************** Everyone at Chaos Theory loves Leah Kardos. She doesn’t know it yet, but it may dawn on her soon. Can you blame us? She’s a classical composer who breaks all the rules. A master of electronic music who has a passion for organic sounds and the human voice. She …

From The Sea To The Desert DVD released

On 6th October 2011 we presented an evening of music centred around solo cellist Jo Quail’s Pilbara EP launch and premiere. The event was held at St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch and included a full performance of Jo’s album From The Sea featuring Tallulah Rendall, Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), Matt Howden (Sieben), Ruban Byrne (SonVer, Evi Vine, Nadine Khouri), Al Richardson (SonVer, Evi Vine, Nadine Khouri), Will Connor (SonVer, Vultures Quartet), Jos Pijnappel (Haystax, Elvis Costello, Toni Braxton, Romeo, Roland Gift/ Fine Young Cannibals) and Amy Richardson-Impey (top world ranking aerial artist and Miss Pole Dance New Zealand). Attendance was 350 +. The DVD of the event …