AUDIO VISUAL PERFORMANCE AND RECORDINGS
These Men are a duo based in West Yorkshire, UK who devise and improvise audio visual pieces for site specific performances in a range of settings
July 2020 update
These Men have been working out how to continue to make new work. They have experimented with ways of devising, playing and recording live music outdoors incorporating the sounds of the environment into the pieces. Live performance films are being made at a variety of sites using the framework of 'stone' as a thematic link. These Men are literally in the screen rather than playing in front of it. First results can be seen here or listened to on Bandcamp. There is a plan to perform the pieces outdoors in September, see facebook page for details
June 2020 update
Lockdown in UK brought an end to all planned performances by These Men and put a temporary stop to collaboration. Ideas have been sent back and forth and the first short film released.
February 2020 update
A fantastic event at Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, pop up gig as part of Quiet Night saw a sold out crowd of over 120 people enjoy These Men
January 2020 update
These Men release their first album in digital format on January 21st. 'Think Horses' brings together the best of their audio recordings in an accessible format. The Quiet Night show on Friday 31st January will be an album launch
December 2019 update
The public piano tour on Black Friday was really interesting and made it into the local press
One onlooker, who watched them play at around 10am, told the Telegraph & Argus: "It was nice watching these two blokes. For a change they weren't there to make money or beg. They were there to play music for people and enjoy themselves and that was worth more than money, spreading a bit of happiness."
These Men aiming to promote minimalist sound and vision artists locally through a series of "Quiet Nights" at Kirkgate Centre, Shipley early 2020
November 2019 update
Very excited to have a booking at internationally renowned arts centre Kala Sangam, Bradford May 28th 2020.
We are currently arranging other events for early 2020, watch this space.
Confirmed is a mini tour of West Yorkshire's public pianos on Friday 29th November
October 2019 update
These Men working in the studio with the exciting development of the introduction of a 5 string violin which gives a whole new dimension to the sound. First releases using it are on Bandcamp