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Terry Day film crowdfunder and Oto fundraiser

A film on the improvisor, percussionist and poet is asking for donations for completion

Artist Blanca Regina is making a film about musician and improvisor Terry Day. Day is an influential improvisor, prolific collaborator, songwriter, poet and artist, who formed a duo with Derek Bailey in the late 60s, and was also a member of The Continuous Music Ensemble, People Band, and the group Alterations with David Toop, Steve Beresford and Peter Cusack. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £12,000 towards the production, edit, and post-production of the film. It will run for two months from 19 February.

On 19 March a fundraiser for the film takes place at Cafe Oto with an enormous line up of guests whch indcludes Okkyung Lee, David Toop, Max Eastley, John Butcher, Peter Cusack, Pat Thomas, Phil Minton, Mike Figgis, Steve Beresford, as well as Day, among others, with around ten short sets planned for the evening.

The film has been in progress for three years, and includes live footage, interviews, and narration from Beresford, Toop and Figgis, looking at Day’s attitude and approaches to improvisation. More details on the show here, and a crowdfunding campaign opens here next week.