Midsummer Nights Dram: Improvisations with Paul Burwell at Cafe Oto

For Anne Bean’s Legacy project she worked with Robin Klassnik and Richard Wilson on TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell, which was presented by Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, 17-19 September 2010.

The resulting TAPS DVD was launched at a special event:

A Midsummer Night’s Dram: Improvisations With Paul Burwell —
The launch of a double DVD set – TAPS and PAST

Cafe OTO,
18 – 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston,
London, E8 3DL
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Doors: 7.30pm

The DVD TAPS is a composite of over 80 contributors including Steve Beresford, Mike Cooper, Viv Corringham, Lol Coxhil, Terry Day, Max Eastley, Susanna Ferrar, Sylvia Hallett, Ashleigh Marsh, Hugh Metcalfe, Phil Minton, Maggie Nicols, Steve Noble, Evan Parker, Elliott Sharp, Alan Tomlinson, Ansuman Biswas, Kaffe Matthews, Peter Cusack, David Toop and Roger Turner. In the second DVD, PAST, Paul’s notebooks of over 30 years, are used to create a dialogue with him.

DVD published by Matt’s Gallery. The DVD can be purchased here.

It’s extraordinary work that needs to be seen” TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell- Phil England The Wire Nov. 2010

The Cafe OTO launch event featured –

Phil Minton/ Terry Day, Sylvia Hallett, London Dirthole Company, Siren Song: Mark Anderson with modified Burwell/ Bow Gamelan sirens, Chris Gladwin, Aaron Williamson, Brian Catling, Rose English, Paul McCarthy, Andre Stitt, Jacky Lansly, Fergus Early, Steven Berkoff, and Shaun Caton and films by Richard Wilson, Stephen Cripps, Anne Bean and Bow Gamelan Ensemble.

Final night of TAPS with Richard Wilson’s screen destruction. 2010 (2 mins)
Stephen Cripps; Pyrotechnic Sculptor Acme Gallery, 1981. William Raban (5 mins)
Self-Portrait. Who Of? Dialogues Paul Burwell and Anne Bean 2010. (excerpt 5 mins)
Offshore Rig Bow Gamelan Ensemble 1987 Channel 4 (excerpt 8 mins)

Master of Ceremonies: Richard Strange


TAPS and PAST result from a Live Art Development Agency/TATE RESEARCH Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award to Anne Bean, supported by Arts Council England.

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