Salon Imaginaire #4 – Phil Minton Feral Choir and Bunty Looping

The Old Library, Open to all aged 12+

Pay what you decide

Join us at this evening event that explores the human voice in all its guises, from dazzling solo ingenuity to shared expression and beyond, in the College's historic Old Library.

Phil Minton is a highly acclaimed vocal improvisor, for whom the act of improvisation is felt keenly as a collective and political act. His Feral Choir project, celebrating the power and potential of the human voice in ensemble, has been going strong since the late 1980's. Each performance is a unique and cathartic revelation, for audience and performers alike, as participants from the day's workshop open their voices to a live audience for one night only.

Bunty Looping is a Brighton-based musician and visual artist who plays with sound, light and colour to lead her listeners through a jubilant world of voice-generated musical adventures.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. The Steward's Bar will be open until 10.30pm.

Open to all age 12+. This is a Pay What You Decide event. Please register to book your seat.

Phil Minton Feral Choir

Since its inception, Feral Choir workshops and performances have taken place in locations all over the world including: Berlin, Tokyo, Bologna, London, Paris, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Florence, Zurich, Amsterdam and Warsaw, to name but a few. They offer a powerful opportunity for people with untrained voices to challenge their own sense of 'voicelessness', and experience group music-making in a convivial, highly original and immediate way.

If you would like to participate in this unique experience as a vocalist, please sign up here.

"an explosive blend of chattering, bird noises, freaky laughter and smiles: great fun for performers and audience alike." The Quietus

"Everyone came together in ferocious applause" attnmagazine

"You have let the sun enter into my head" Feral Choir participant

Bunty Looping

Bunty uses her renegade mullti- instrumentalism, voice, effects pedals and a mash of real and made-up languages. She whispers, bellows, beatboxes, claps, stamps and produces frenzied harmonies to create her music from scratch, flitting deftly from beautifully serene choral soundscapes and psyche folk to stomping funkadelia and Arabian disco.

"She seems to want to kidnap the audience and heave them into a neon-lit, childlike universe, running on its own pan-dimensional logic." Bristol in Stereo

"...a musician who does things that you don't expect." Bearded Magazine

Pay What You Decide

PWYD works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford to, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, by cash on the door.

Suggested price bands of £5 and £10.


West Dean College is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.