leaps:live experimental arts performance society
LEAPS (Live Experimental Arts Performance Society)
is based in Cambridge, UK and exists to promote new work,
new performers and new collaborations -- LEAPS events are typically
eclectic hybrids of technology, media, music and performance.
Since 1999 LEAPS has put on events at venues in Anglia and beyond
including The Junction CDC, Kettle's Yard and Cambridge Museum
sunday 19th february 2006
kettle's yard new music morning
This year's LEAPS New Music Morning event coincides with
a major retrospective on the experimental Black Mountain
College `Starting From Zero'. The college brought together
the likes of John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Buckminster Fuller
and Merce Cunningham who collaborated on interdiscplinary
performances as well as innovating in their own fields.
Cage's 4'33" was one of the products of this environment.
The college's brief existence links the arts and crafts
ideas of the Bauhaus with the happenings of Fluxus and beyond.
`Free Association' includes new work and collaborations from
LEAPS and Cambridge-based artists and works inspired
by the Black Mountain College exhibition, taking in video, sound art,
improvisation, instrumental, electronic and computer music
using Csound and MAX/MSP. Artists featured include Jo Roberts,
Cos Chapman, Kate Newell, Guy Avern, Chris Rogers, Robb Appleton,
Alex Sullivan, Sharon Sullivan, Jeremy Henty and J. K. Brook.
new music at kettle's yard >>
Black Mountain College exhibition >>
cb2 basement, norfolk st
You are cordially invited to present your ...
masterpieces, works in progress, finely honed
performances, improvisations, creations and
abominations in a relaxed atmosphere to an
Poets, musicians, filmmakers, comedians, photographers,
composers, writers, sculptors, video artists, visual
artists, performance artists, software engineers,
cooks, sound designers, playwrights etc. all welcome.
Whether you're an experienced artist who wants to try
out something new or you've never allowed the public
to see or hear what it is you get up to in that room,
this is your chance to get it out there!
And don't forget to bring your friends.
Contact Miss Roberts on 01223 560066 or
for more details.
rude mechanicals site>> for updates.
the rude mechanicals
LEAPS founder members Miss Roberts and Cos present
absurd rock cabaret.
The Rude Mechanicals started out playing
as a scratch band at LEAPS events in Cambridge. It is through
LEAPS that the other members came across Miss Roberts performing
her surreal and absurd poetry/performance art.
They describe their music as Absurd Rock and their
performances are often very theatrical having included
such things as lessons in toe sucking, the mythology of
Derek: the man who lives in the loft, and instructions
on DIY flying.
For further information, upcoming activities,
instructions and objects of desire see the
rude mechanicals site>>.
Several LEAPS-related artists
take part in Sonic Arts
Network's Annual Expo
this year being held
in Manchester, 24-26 June 2006.
Visual artist Jo Roberts
and sound artist Cos Chapman
collaborate on a site-specific
the Victoria Baths in
Manchester, previewed at the Free Association event at Kettle's Yard.
UM and Ascoltare
play live 23/6/06.
Full details from:
sonic arts network >>
For upcoming events by some LEAPS-related
artists, check the following sites:
man from uranus/philip joseph >>
cambridge event listings >>