WITCiH 1st Birthday

WITCiH 1st Birthday

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

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!

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