Open Fund: Dentist Arts & Music
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PRSF support has enabled new music venue The Dentist to commission a special collaborative performance from apocalyptic space funk pioneers The Comet is Coming. The band will work with poet and spoken word artist Joshua Idehen (Benin City) and audio-visual artist Niall Trask (Flamingods) to conjure up a spectacular climax to the 2016 Chatsworth Road Festival. The work will be performed on the open air Dentist Stage the venue has run since the revival of the neighbourhood festival in 2013 concluding a full day of music that will also feature sets from Vanishing Twin and Family Atlantica.
The Comet is Coming are an explosive new trio project comprising celebrated composer and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, keys/synth man Dan Leavers and powerhouse drummer Maxwell Hallett. When their debut album Channel The Spirits was released on The Leaf Label in April of this year it was hailed by The Quietus as a record “overflowing with the high energy of a party in full swing and by DJ Magazine as a “…truly brilliant release…formed in the spirit of trailblazing jazz renegades Sun Ra, Art Ensemble Of Chicago and Ornette Coleman”.
The Dentist has operated as an intimate venue and workshop space since 2011 and new plans for the future of the building will be unveiled at the Festival. The PRSF award and the commission it’s funded represent a first step towards realising the venue‘s longterm vision for the festival stage as a showcase for its year round residency and workshop programme.