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Slightly Imerfect at The Sunday Sit Down


Sun 11 Dec 2016, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Blue Smoke, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. We present local luminaries and national touring artist of the finest calibre, this is a first-rate opportunity to catch a matinee concert with family and friends.

It's always free, it always starts at 4pm and the music is always infinitely admirable.

Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward will play a beautiful collection of the surreal, strange and wonderful songs written by noise abatement society member Ivor Cutler.

The listener will be transported into a playful and absurd cabaret that features the songs of Ivor Cutler along with bubbles, walkie-talkies, snakes and teacups. This is a gentle and magical set.

One of Ivor Cutler’s things was to quietly distribute tiny, self adhesive, enigmatic white and gold “Able-labels” containing the essence of his philosophy. The name Slightly Imperfect comes from Ivor Cutler’s most widely reproduced sticker.

Greg Malcolm will also perform a solo simultaneously played multiple guitar performance… or a SSPMGP for short.

No processing or effects (well a fuzz box sometimes), just a bunch of guitars. Some contact mic-ed, some with extra strings and springs and things, one on his lap and one under each foot.

“Somewhere between kinetic art, plate spinning and guitar playing.” Greg Malcolm is a mesmerising musician and one of the world’s most unique guitarists, the current torchbearer along a continuum of solo guitar performers that includes John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith and Eugene Chadbourne.

Greg Malcolm is a one-man orchestra, simultaneously playing three guitars with hands and feet while incorporating bells, springs, gongs, rubber bands and more... his music is grounded in a rich melodic world, inspired by folk music as well as great jazz composers such as Steve Lacy and Eric Dolphy, all underpinned by Greg’s very individual surrealism.

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