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'Sun Rise Sun Ra Sunset' at The Cube, Bristol

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Time 04:54
Date 24/06/17
Price Free

Acts and action, images and music, drinks and dance for 16 hours.

From dawn til dusk SUN RA resonates around The Cube in all kinds of human, ghostly, alien and celebratory forms.

Sun Ra's music, thought and images get played, screened, voiced, dramatised, riffed off and danced to in a 16 hour 36 minute session.

Doors swing open 4.54 AM / Final notes ring out at 9.31 PM. Here are just some of the melodies and noises being made by the Cube and guests...

4.54 - WHEN SUN COMES OUT - Tea, juice, early morning snacks with SUN RA records in the bar/lounge via FAT PAUL, ALCHEMIST, THE JANITOR + more travellers

7am - SUN RA SALUTATIONS - Yoga w/ music, formed by CHANI

9.33am - SLEEPING BEAUTY - Deep listening in the cinema, early birds can shuteye to Sun Ra's cosmic sounds or those just up can awake to celestial tones.

1pm WISDOM ON ABSTRACT PLANES - Improvising around Sun Ra's poems with Nick Moore - Recitation, Robin Foster - Percussion, Objects, Matthew Grigg - Guitar, Amplifier, Matt Davis - Trumpet, Preperations, Dominic Lash - Double Bass

2.30pm - KIDDY DISKO 3000 - Sun Ra & His Intergalaxtic Arkestra play Disney Tunes. A Jazzed up Dress up space for children

4pm - LOST IN THE STARS - a stomp along Sun Ra's Strange Celestial Road. A delerium, an anti lecture, a sermon and a rant. With TIM HILL + special guests 6pm - DISCIPLINE 68 - Short n long stabs at joy via electronics and drums.

7pm - CHAMP -SPACE IS THE PLACE THE PLACE IS SPACE NOW IT IS THE TIME TO ERASE HIS-TORY AND TRY OUR-STORY THAT IS THE IMPOSSIBLE

7.30pm - THE FANTASTY ORCHESTRA - We, TFO, are cosmically continuing the Sun Ra tradition of hommage and have written out his scores verbatim in the same way Ra re-created Fletcher Henderson's swing classics. We are going to present a short set of Ra vocal and instrumental works. As usual it is open-to-all so please get in touch if you wish to join in. info@fantasyorchestra.org

8.15pm - SUN RAffle - Prizes handed out

8.30 - 9.31 INTERTWINE AT TWILIGHT - Big band grooves, funky freak outs, DJ's don't push that button...but play those tunes. Time to twist and twine to RA.