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Perhaps Contraption

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Perhaps Contraption is a multi-award winning, progressive brass band from London.

Part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant rock band, they create a truly unique musical experience; melding elements of jazz, punk, art pop and post-minimalism.

Their intense, exuberant shows won the Haizetara International Street Music competition (Spain) in 2014 and 2015, the judge’s prize at Cirque et Fanfare Festival (France) and Help Musicians Emerging Excellence Award in 2013.

Their sound is something like John Adams meeting Frank Zappa and Sufjan Stevens in an avant-rock collision; staggering through a fairground – beautiful and astonishing. Replete with irregular but irresistible rhythms, big choral harmonies and triumphant horns.

“The support of Open Space / Snape Maltings will allow us to embark on our most unique and challenging project to date; the creation of an immersive live music experience that utilises spatial compositions and projection mapping. We are eager to see how this piece will develop, and grateful to be able to explore these new ideas at Snape Maltings.”

They have performed at places as diverse as Glastonbury Festival, The EFG London Jazz Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Bestival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival (Italy) London Roundhouse, The Royal Academy of Arts, Wilderness, Southbank Centre, Cross Linx (The Netherlands) Latitude, Artisti in Piazza (Italy), Buskers Bern (Switzerland), numerous Honk! Festivals (USA) and major tours in Europe with Amanda Palmer.

Their new album MUD BELIEF is out now via Grabby Claw Records.

Whether leading jubilant parades, fully amplified stage shows, or pop up street performances, Perhaps Contraption create an unforgettable sonic spectacle.