After an exciting Summer Salon Season, WITCiH is Celebrating it’s 1st Birthday here at The Bargehouse. In the past year, we have been so lucky to have many talented women perform & speak, including Imogen Heap, Ana Matronic, Mira Calix to upcoming artists such as Chagall, Zarah Hussain & Rebekah Ubuntu.
So far this year, WITCiH co-founder, Bishi has headlined the She Says Tech Summit in Brighton, lectured in a symposium on Performance in Tech at Visconti Studio & has composed a soundtrack for a forthcoming VR Space Travel app with Guerrilla Science.
The night will include musical performances, food, talks & demonstrations: doors 7pm, performances start at 8pm.
£25 limited tickets available for dinner & glass of wine
£7 advance/ £10 tickets - show only
Speakers & Performers for our 1st Birthday include
NATALIE SHARP aka LONE TAXIDERMIST
Fresh from the twisted machinations and fertile imagination of Cumbrian-born, London- dwelling artist and seer Natalie Sharp, ‘Trifle’ is a gallery of grotesquery not recommended for either the nervous of disposition or lactose intolerant.
Along with her co-conspirators Philip Winter (Wrangler/Tuung) and Will Kwerk, Sharp decamped to the splendid isolation of the otherworldly Bodmin Moor studio of Benge (John Foxx & The Maths/Wrangler) to sculpt these serenades, surrounded by vintage analogue equipment and sci-fi paperbacks.
Invariably on the lookout for new and surreal dimensions of expression, Natalie Sharp has seen herself increasingly over-subscribed as collaborative maverick of choice for a dizzying array of artists. She recently contributed vocals and live performance to Gazelle Twin’s JG Ballard-inspired Kingdom Come project at an impressive roll call of festivals in Europe as well as embarking on a summer of shows working on costume and conceptual designs for Jenny Hval. Her face and body painting work has won her infamy, notoriety and plaudits aplenty, and forms a puzzle piece in a body of work that sees disparate disciplines combining and conspiring to form a singularly enthralling assault on the senses.
Finnish born Vicky O’Neon (Österberg) is an award-winning percussionist, drummer and performance artist based in London graduated from the renowned UK music college BIMM. She has taken her music skills across the globe touring extensively with different artists and DJ’s internationally and in the UK.
Vicky’s performance credits include Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Elle Style Awards and 02 Academy. Since launching her solo career in May 2017, she has received an incredible response from across the music industry including the opportunity to perform at Glastonbury Festival and a feature in VICE online magazine as an ‘up and coming artists’. With a sharp tongue and fearless drum skills she bring the party to the people in shocking neon colours. Put your freak on and come join the interactive party with catchy tunes… More than a couple of surprise elements are to be expected!
THE OMNII COLLECTIVE
Omnii is a collective based in London, aiming to inspire women to operate in all aspects of music production. We currently run workshops within Goldsmiths College, University of London and at various locations around SE London. We will soon be expanding our reach through events and new collaborations, as well as further developing our ongoing blog and interview series https://medium.com/@omnii
Bishi is a Multidisciplinary Musician, Artist, Performer, Composer, DJ & Co-Founder & artistic director of WITCiH. Born in London of Bengali heritage, Bishi received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. She has recorded two albums, with long term collaborator, Matthew Hardern, Albion Voice and Nights at The Circus, and her live performances explore interactive multimedia and video projection.
A Wide range of Musical collaborators both onstage & on record have included: Joanna McGregor, Nico Muhly, The Kronos Quartet, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Patrick Wolf, Simon Bookish, Boy George, Anat Ben-David, Zongamin, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Daphne Guinness and British Labour politician, Tony Benn.
Bishi will be performing a selection of new work from her forthcoming EP ‘Winds of Fate,’ she co-produced with composer, Neil Kaczor.
Watch her Live Looping