Rattles

With Howard Broomfield, sound tree; Lisle Ellis, bass; David Lee, Bass; Gregg Simpson, drums; Carole Itter, sculpture and slides. Dominating the stage were three colossal ‘ratttles’ made by Itter from old chair legs, spindles, shoe trees and all manner of wooden jetsom. Slides were projected against these pieces and at one point they were ‘played’ by the musicians. Broomfield’s ‘sound tree’ was a frame made of steel pipe inside which he performed on chimes, gongs, bells and cymbals devised from hubcaps, mason jars, sheet metal and other sonorous found objects.