Viridian Ensemble

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
19:00
Exeter Phoenix, The Workshop
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Viridian are an ensemble of interdisciplinary instrumentalists based in Bristol, who advocate for Womxn in experimental arts from eclectic specialisms and backgrounds.

Their ethereal blend of image, voice, cello and double bass re-imagines folkloric forms and tropes of femininity, using improvisation of both sound and image (digital & analogue) to produce a blended dialogue of textural depths.

Founded in 2017 by Dali de Saint Paul (vocal), Liz Muir (cello), Caitlin Alais Callahan (double bass) and Laura Phillips (16mm films, digital projections & waterphone), Viridian’s current iteration also includes punk queercore percussive instrumentalist Esme Betamax, and special guest artists such as the classically, trained flautist & improviser, Tina Hitchens.

Inspired by the vanguards of feminist free improvisation such as Les Diaboliques & Feminist Improvising Group, Viridian is open to different levels of musicianship and training; a mix of differing abilities, which champions unexpected collaborations as a serendipitous idiosyncrasy of music and expanded film.