Tonight, behind Kelly's Bingo.

SARC’s Open Jack Regulars
The Belfast Poets

An evening of performance poetry and improvisational music

Poets include:

Gerard McKeown

Mark Madden

Colin Dardis

Glynne McReynolds

Damien Mulholland

MC Margin


Catalyst Arts

5 College Court, Belfast

Saturday 26/4/08


Free Admission

Bring Your Own

Open Jack Nights are one of Belfast's newest traditions, started as part of the Sonorites Festival at Queen's; these jamming sessions hosted at Catalyst Arts Gallery are fastly becoming one of the favorite activities within the art scene in Belfast. Analogue to common "open mic" events at traditional venues, open jack is an open forum for musicians and audiences interested in electronic music. From known personalities to local electronic music enthusiasts, open jack is for all to join, jam, improvise and share music making in real-time. The idea is simple: Electronic Art Music lives outside academia, open jack is all about the music. No prizes, no awards, no recognition, no building up your CV, no 3 pages program notes explaining why anyone SHOULD like a performance or piece, no bringing your rehearsed stuff, no overthought overstructured compositions, no theories behind. Just live improvisation in a collective environment following the groove of the night.
  • Rules are straightforward:
  • Up to 4 performers on stage at a time.
  • First come first plays basis.
  • Performers are replaced one by one, whom ever enters the jam must join the music being played at that time.
Past editions of these nights have included reknowned improvisers such as: Akihiro Kubota, Jason Dixon, Henry Vega, BLISS, Katarzyna Glowicka, Paul Stapleton and others.

Belfast Poets are a motley crew of manic poets...


Princess Firestar said...

The poetry gig with SARC was amazing. Highlights of the poetry were Mark Madden and Gerard McKeown, as well as some great improvs from the SARC musicians. Easily the best poetry gig I've been to in years.

CyberScribe said...

Princess Firestar I heard you were there and that it was good.Small world Princess :-)