The World According to Bob
A two-day event to commemorate the life and work of writer, performer and musicologist Bob Gilmore is being planned for March in London and a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to support it.
Gilmore, from Northern Ireland, who died in January of this year aged 53, was a champion of new music and a skilled writer, with an ability to communicate enthusiasm for the newest of ideas to a broad audience.
As the organisers of The World According to Bob, Elisabeth Smalt and Patrick Ozzard-Low, write,
Bob Gilmore’s presence on the new music scene radiated a unique combination of energy, openness, excitement, critical insight, sympathy and humour…. It was clear, following his death in January 2015, that many musicians feel his work and its implications deserve serious and more widespread recognition. In The World According to Bob, we hope to encourage that recognition by engaging with his achievements and what they mean for music, musical biography, history and musicology, and also to ask how Bob’s legacy might be passed on for the future.
The two day ‘Bob Fest’ will take place at City University and Café OTO, which will host a night of Irish music, and will include nine concerts with performances of music by Harry Partch, Claude Vivier, Horaţiu Rădulescu, Frank Denyer, Christopher Fox, Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy, Jennifer Walshe, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Garrett Sholdice and more.
Performers include Anton Lukoszevieze, Scordatura, Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Andrew Zolinsky, Michelle O’Rourke, Volans and Walshe.
In addition, there will be fifteen short talks given by speakers including Fox, Denyer and Volans.
Support is being sought to cover the costs of flights and accommodation for some of the performers and speakers who will travel from abroad – in particular from Denmark, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the USA.
For more details, and to view the fundraising video, visit http://kck.st/1MYwMek