A new composition by Cyclobe, The Woods are Alive with the Smell of His Coming, will be premiered at the Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, on the 21st of November as part of an exhibition entitled The Dark Monarch - Magic and Modernity in British Art. The exhibition comprises work by a wide variety of artists; Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Austin Osman Spare, Ithell Colquhoun, David Noonan, Richard Dadd, Derek Jarman, Samuel Palmer and Damien Hirst to name but a few. Cyclobe's audio presentation is a twenty minute pre-recorded piece which is due to be released on our forthcoming album early in the new year. The event, a specially created symposium in conjunction with the exhibition, includes a variety of discussions and lectures from exhibition curators Martin Clark, Michael Bracewell and Alun Rowlands. Chris Stephens, Curator (Modern British Art) & Head of Displays at Tate Britain will also be present, as well as exhibiting artists Jeremy Millar, Mark Titchner and Clare Woods. There will be a screening of the Incredible String Band documentary Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending with director Peter Neal in attendance, and a short film by Angela Cockayne and Philip Hoare (author of England's Lost Eden). From his own collection, Ossian Brown has contributed the 1955 painting The Qliphoth by Austin Osman Spare, part of the 'Contexture of Being' series, for the exhibition's beautiful catalogue. Unfortunately, having only just confirmed our involvement we've not been able to share information about this sooner. We will be present at the event and look forward to seeing anyone who's able to attend. Tickets are limited so please check with the gallery for availability.
With our best wishes,
Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower
15th November 2009
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