Tim Etchells & Tony Buck: Go On Like This

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct, 7.30pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Performance & dance
£20
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Layering percussion and words, this performance explores language and blurs the boundaries between sound and sense.

Go On Like This is a performance encounter between artist and writer Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) and the legendary percussionist Tony Buck, founder-member of Australian trio The Necks.

The two artists share strong fascinations with the possibilities of both free improvisation and intensive repetition – Buck in the realm of mutating percussive elements and Etchells in the realm of looping language fragments.

Go On Like This brings the performers together for an evening of loops and cacophonies, blurring the lines between language as sense and language as pure sound, creating something on the border zone between their two practices. This show is the first-ever performance of this collaboration between the artists.

Part of Forced Entertainment at 40, a special London-wide programme in partnership with the Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre and The Place to celebrate 40 years of tearing up the rulebook.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 16+

Tim Etchells & Tony Buck: Go On Like This is part of the programme Forced Entertainment at 40. Other shows in the programme taking place at the Southbank Centre include 12am: Awake and Looking Down and Signal to Noise.

Dates & times

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Approximate run time: 1 hour 15 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

  • Standard entry£20*
  • Concessions25%**


* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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