Rammel Club #109 - Adam Bohman: By Biro And Umbrella Spring (film screening) + Bohman Brothers (live)
Rammel Club #109
Adam Bohman: By Biro And Umbrella Spring (film screening)
+ Q&A with director Cathy Soreny + Adam Bohman
+ The Bohman Brothers live performance
19.00 - 21.30
£8 adv/ £10 door
Beam @ Primary, 33 Seely Rd, NG7 1NU
tickets link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/538018
Since childhood, Adam has been invariably fascinated by the details and nuances of the most prosaic everyday things. The more expendable, pedestrian and disregarded the better. Anything that hints at a new purpose is slipped into his dependable shopping bag, and joins the throng of objects spilling out of every available space in his cozy cluttered flat in Catford. Continually Adam records a narrative on daily life upon his trusty cassette tape dictaphone, his singular observations and descriptions paint a rich picture of what appeals to him most.
As the real life inspiration for Gilderoy, the central character in Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, Adam is an under-recognized and particular sort of national treasure. Spend a day in his company, as he genially guides us through his habitual combing of the streets and charity shops of Catford, concocts collages at his kitchen table, and finds drama in the signage of Lewisham hospital. Eavesdrop on his multitudinous reflections upon his creative predilections, and become wonderfully enmeshed in the richly woven web of his creative processes.
“Scavenger improv artisan, junk mail poet and scrapbook illustrator – Cathy Soreny’s documentary on Adam Bohman is an essential portrait of one of Britain’s most idiosyncratic and quietly prolific artists.” - Peter Strickland, Director
Trailer - https://youtu.be/ofcZByt0yz4
After the film screening there will be a short Q+A with the film’s director Cathy Soreny + Adam Bohman held by Matthew Hamblin.
“ Sound art veterans The Bohman Brothers invest random words with unearned meanings via the eloquent juxtapositions of their elegantly neutral voices. After three decades of experimentation, these alchemists of banality, these banalchemists, turn everyday leaden language into poetic gold.” - Stewart Lee (reviewing the ‘Back On The Streets’ album)
Adam Bohman and Jonathan Bohman have been recording together since their early teens and playing live since 1984. Their repertoire includes a combination of sounds created in the moment and distinct compositions including songs. They use unconventional instruments, household objects, dislocated text from found, literary and commercial sources and collaged layers of recordings.
- The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Please note because of the venue being in a residential area, we'll need to have the bands finished by 9.30pm. So it's a slightly earlier start and finish time than usual.