FORGERY - Starcke and Skillen * New Album Release

FORGERY
Album Launch Maxim Stacke and Ronan Skillen

25 May @ THE FORGE

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Souls of Ancient Fish

RUBEN MOWSZOWSKI prose DIZU PLAATJIES traditional
African instruments MAXIM STARCKE electric guitar, soprano
saxophone, electronics

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Maxim Starcke / Ronan Skillen / Ed Babb

A performance where digital art, music and soundscapes coalesce.

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Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery live

“… a demonstration of how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove.” – Rolling Stone Magazine (4 stars)

…one of the most anticipated world/folk albums to hit 2012.” – The Star (CD of the Month)

…the finest collaboration between two South African musicians available.” – Fanbible

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Christopher Culpo returns to The Forge

The music of Christopher Culpo is unclassifiable having its place in the world of theater and dance, in clubs and concert halls. As a performer and composer, Culpo lies at the confluence of contemporary classical music, jazz and free improvisation. In February 2012 Culpo was awarded the Clefworks composition prize and his string quartet Of Ground, or Air, or Ought- which was premiered by the ETHEL quartet in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Lisa Bauer Quartet with Guests

Finding a New Way
The Lisa Bauer Quartet and guests perform numbers from their SAMA nominated album live

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SA-Swiss trio “A.Spell” at The Forge during their Southern African tour

Sa-Swiss Collaboration set mesmerise audiences on the Southern African tour

Supported by Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Arts Council, the brilliant and jazz trio A. Spell will be touring South Africa for two weeks.

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Just the Voice perform live

Acapella group Just the Voice (with Norman Skillen, Jess Collins and Marisa Copley) perform a collection of Irish folk song.

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Soulbird live

Peter Nordling and Christopher Tokalon return to play their unique brand of music at The Forge

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Max Starcke and Ronan Skillen live in association with On The Edge of Wrong

Guitarist, saxophonist, composer and artist Maxim Starcke collaborates with percussionist Ronan Skillen for a second show at THE FORGE after a successful performance and live recording in November 2011.

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Max Starcke with Ronan Skillen live

Maxim Starcke (compositions, guitars, saxophone, electronics, soundscapes, visuals), with special guest Ronan Skillen (tabla, hybrid percussion kit, effects), will perform both solo and duo sound and instrumental explorations

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Sounding Prints

Playing with the potential relationship between the visual and the auditory

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Derek Gripper Launches his latest album “The Sound of Water”

Fresh from a 12-city tour of Switzerland and an intense three days of recording in Knysna with award winning sound engineer Howard Butcher, Cape Town composer-guitarist Derek Gripper launches his latest album, The Sound of Water, with a concert at his hometown venue The Forge in Windsor Road, Kalk Bay.

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Velethongweni live

Singer/songwriter and Guitarist, Velethingweni Luies performs live.

I’ve been playing guitar and writing songs for a little more than a decade now, and I am inspired by a range of artists and sounds. My music ranges from the likes of folk and rock, to melodic ballads and also some jazz. I see songs as a kind of story, with rhythm and tones. I especially like how the make-up of words and the music combine in that story. Some of my music isn’t easy to put into a specific genre, but that, I suppose is part of the natural evolution of the creative process”


Phillip Nangle plays live

Actor, story-teller, theatre director, painter and renowned musician and instrument builder, Phillip Nangle plays both traditional and contemporary compisitions of South African music.

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Soulbird in Concert

A concert which artfully combines an exotic variety of musical styles and instrumentation, fusing African, Middle Eastern, folk music and jazz.

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Derek Gripper and Udai Mazumdar Live

South African guitarist Derek Gripper and Indian tabla master Udai Mazumdar began their collaboration with a spontaneous performance in a Basel (Switzerland) jazz club in 2009…

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Guy Buttery Live

Buttery’s avant-garde world music is exceptionally beautiful - from composition to technique to atmospherics - and his latest release, “Fox Hill Lane” is one of the most adventurous acoustic recordings in recent memory.”
–Guitar Player Magazine, USA

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Ha!Man and Derek Gripper Live

The Ha!Man and Derek Gripper have been working together in live collaborative performances and recordings for over five years, producing a form of spontaneous collective improvisation that is an awe-inspiring conversation between two of South Africa’s most innovative solo performers working outside of the industry box.

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Christopher Culpo performs live

Paris based composer-pianist, Christopher Culpo will return to the Forge on the 13th of August (yes Friday) for a solo concert.

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Madosini and Derek Gripper launch album

Come and sit around the fire with other music lovers and enjoy these two dedicated and incredible musicians’ performances. The soccer can wait and the vuvuzelas can buzz along like hornets without us!

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Soulbird perform live

Peter Nordling and Christopher Tokalon will be performing a mesmerising blend of their original music which can transport you to exotic faraway places, with a variety of melodic styles and instruments.

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Benguela live

Benguela have been playing improvised music together for over ten years and are on the verge of releasing their 4th album Black Southeaster

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Steve Newman, Errol Dyers and Hilton Schilder perform live

Performing works from their new CD : ’All in One’

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Guy Buttery Live

Cape Town Autumn Tour 2010

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