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NEIL LUCK (UK) "My Dull Mouth"

"My Dull Mouth" is a performance constructed from the wreckage of other recent pieces by Neil Luck. Failed experiments, bad performances, out-takes, bloopers, and half-arsed compositions are salvaged, deconstructed, and regurgitated as serviceable material. Theflotsam and jetsam of the artist's practice is brought together at a table top and reduced down to its basic elements. A compendium of 'bargain-basement' highlights, My Dull Mouth is a constantly evolving and growing work, a testimony to consistently low-quality output of the artist.

For BZZZ 2015 I propose to present this work in a further developed state, expanded with new material from recent pieces, the performance being subjected to further recycling and remixing of fragments or ‘ghosts’ of other works. Because of the modular nature of the piece, it can be performed in a range of spaces, in its entirety or in several separate fragments.

15 sec interview with Neil Luck - BZZZ 2015

15 sec rehearsal with Neil Luck - BZZZ 2015

15 sec concert with Neil Luck - BZZZ 2015

Neil Luck is a composer, performer and director based in London. His practice focuses on the
theatrical and physiological nature of musical performance, a concern which underpinned all his
work in a range of media from music-theatre, to concert works, curatorial projects, installations and
public projects.

He has written for a range of soloists and ensembles in the UK and abroad, and presented work at
music venues, festivals galleries internationally including the ICA, Kings Place, Whitechapel Gallery,
Tate Britain, Tate Modern, LSO St. Lukes, BBC Cut&Splice festival, in Vilnius as part of the 2009
Capital of Culture celebrations, the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and on BBC Radio 3.
He is the founder and director of the ensemble ARCO – a group which focuses on experimental
approaches to music-theatre, and along with Federico Reuben and Adam de la Cour co-founder of
squib-box; a netlabel and cooperative dedicated to the production and dissemination of radical and
avant-garde music.

As a curator and producer Neil has organised a number of events and festivals which reflect his
interests in live performance. This has included Notations and The Voice and Nothing More in
collaboration with Sam Belinfante at the Slade Research Centre, a mini festival held in an Old Police
Station with squib-box, several festivals of interactive and participatory live art at the Tate Britain, a
six part radio series for Resonance FM, and many more smaller concerts and happenings.


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