Chaos Theory’s Best Of 2017

Seb, Chris, Dorota and Kunal listed their top five gigs and top five albums of the year. Here they are…

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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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1st May | Mouse On The Keys + Mutiny On The Bounty + Strobes

Extraordinary trio Mouse On The Keys are back from Japan, armed with fresh material from their upcoming album ‘Out Of Body’, out on 25th January via Topshelf Records, accompanied by Luxembourg-based math rockers Mutiny On The Bounty.

27th April | Chaos Theory DJ night at Strongroom Bar – Free entry

More free musical fun at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, for people who like to hang out in great bars with great drinks, great food and refreshingly underground music.

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13th April | The Jazz Market: Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey solo), Zeitgeist

Another collection of musicians, this time both from Leeds, who bend instruments, sounds and genres to redefine our concepts of jazz, electronica, math rock and creation at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch.

23rd March | Chaos Theory DJ night at Strongroom Bar

A special guest DJ night at our residency at Strongroom Bar!

DJ duo Dear Boss will lay down a mesmerising mix of funk rock sleaze to psychedelic folk oddities, way-out electronics to new age exotic fuzz, spaced-out rockabilly to lo-fi agit-punk and everything in between.

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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.

26th January | Chaos Theory DJ night @ Strongroom Bar launch

Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch has gone back to their musical roots and designed a new bar to suit!

You’re all invited to join them in toasting the refit of their main bar. Come down for a beer, take a look at the new space, which will be the home for The Jazz Market and Whispers & Hurricanes for the foreseeable future.

‘We Are Peering Over’ album launch – Question 3

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us about their latest musical discoveries.

Tickets at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/368263

More details at http://chaostheorymusic.co.uk/22nd-september-bitch-n-monk-album-launch-peter-ehwald-survival-skills-chris-sharkey/

From Colombia to London: Mauricio Velasierra’s pioneering flute techniques

Today we want to tell you more about the fascinating story behind flautist Mauricio Velasierra, and the unique techniques that he invented, as his project Bitch ‘n’ Monk hold their album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday.

Soprano Heidi Heidelberg speaks about her techniques and influences

We continue to share info about each of the seven experimental artists involved with our two events this week. Today we hear from soprano Heidi Heidelberg, one half of Bitch ‘n’ Monk, who hold their album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday. We asked Heidi about her unusual technique and her influences, and here’s what she had to say: *   *   *   *   *   *   * After a gig I am often asked that peculiar question: “are you classically-trained?”, mainly because I can use vibrato and tend to dance around in my soprano range when I …

‘We Are Peering Over’ launch interviews – Question 2

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us a lesson that they’ve each learned in their lives so far. Tickets

Chris Sharkey continues with electronic improvisation at Rich Mix

We continue to share info about each of the seven experimental artists involved with our two events next week. Today we’re talking about Chris Sharkey, as he’ll be continuing to develop his solo improvisational project Survival Skills at Bitch ‘n’ Monk’s album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday. Chris became first known to us many years ago as the guitarist of nu jazz outfit Acoustic Ladyland, who wrapped up their ten-year career with four consecutive gigs at The Vortex Jazz Club, each with the original lineup playing through the respective album they recorded, before disbanding. Since then, Chris has continued to …

‘We Are Peering Over’ launch interviews – Question 1

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us which musician, past or present, they’d like to play with.

Peter Ehwald flies over to the UK for an exclusive show

Today we want to focus a little on Peter Ehwald, one of the people taking jazz forward as a philosophy and not a genre, as we’re quite honoured that he’s flying over to London from Germany especially for his gig at Rich Mix next Thursday.

Cristabel Christo art exhibition at Rich Mix

We’re delighted to say that on Thursday 22nd September, multimedia artist Cristabel Christo is making her sculptures available for exhibition and sale at Rich Mix, during Bitch ‘n’ Monk’s album launch. The duo’s album ‘We Are Peering Over’ features a series of interchangeable covers, featuring photos of different sculptures by Cristabel designed around the music.

22nd September | Bitch ‘n’ Monk album launch, Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey), Peter Ehwald

A special collaboration between ourselves and Tina Edwards of Jazz Standard, one of London’s best promoters of contemporary jazz, Rich Mix, one of London’s hottest hotbeds of contemporary creativity, and daringly experimental duo Bitch ‘n’ Monk, as they launch their new album ‘We Are Peering Over’.

3rd July | Chaos Theory DJ with THUMPERMONKEY Guest DJ at BrewDog Shoreditch – Free entry

We’ve teamed up with the forward-thinking management at BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, to bring you a monthly free-entry music night in their brand spanking new basement. With guest DJ Mike Woodman of Thumpermonkey.

4th July | Chaos Theory curates the Northern Stage at Unsigned London Festival

We’re curating the Northern Stage of Unsigned London Festival on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Shoreditch Park.

And it’s free! Just register for a free ticket for a great two-day event celebrating local unsigned music.

Read below about our choices for the Folk & Jazz stage between 3 and 6pm on Saturday 4th July.