TOMAS JEFANOVAS &
CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY: RATED X
electronic soundcapes & machine gun poetry
INCOMING SHOW: Rio Cinema, Dalston, London, 29.06.2018
Suitable for festivals, galleries, cinemas, nightclubs and small theatres - available for touring 2018/2019 - get in touch
Rated X is the duo collaboration of video and sound artist Tomas Jefanovas and
writer and musician Christopher Brett Bailey.
Tomas Jefanovas pulls futuristic visuals out of retrograde video technologies to sculpt a psychedelic
vision of space and time. Christopher Brett Bailey rages and croons. He is an end of days prophet,
a lunatic out on a day pass, a jazz poet crash landed from a distant planet. Together they create something chaotic and cosmic. A meditation on holes, voids and mirrors.
A ritual of high intensity. A sensory overload. A ketamine noir.
Part video art installation, part noise gig, part theatre.
Genre: audio-visual, installation, music, theatre
Style: drone, noise, jazz, 80s NY no-wave, punk, spoken word
Atmospheres: hypnotic, celestial, foreboding, mechanical, ery, nocturnal, sensual, sleazy
Full performance video documentation available on request
Tomas Jefanovas videos, projections & screens, video synthesisers, audio synthesisers, drones, effects boxes, incense and escape driver. Christopher Brett Bailey voice, words, illuminati jazz lizard, saxophone, dance moves, electric guitar loops, effects boxes and sound fx.
Anne Rieger dramaturg & creative producer.
Beckie Darlington producer. Rachel Porter makeup artist.
Originally co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England
Thanks to LimeWharf, VFD, Theatre Delicatessen, Stamou Instruments
Video documentation Ben O’Connor. Sound recording Jake Sanders.
Photos by Christa Holka and Maurizio Martorana.
Tech & Touring
Running Time: 50 mins approx.
Audience: Ages 16+
Company on the road: 2-4
Venue to provide: full blackout, ideally with any fire exit signs on a
dead mans switch, or similar.
4 x fresnel 1kw with barn doors (gel: lee 106), 1 x profile zoom 1530
Venue to provide: PA system with on stage monitoring, vocal mic and boom stand,
1x Fender Twin guitar amp or similar, 1x Ampeg SVT bass head with 8x10 cabinet or similar
Company provides: 8 channel mixer, instruments, fx boxes
Venue to provide: projector with video composite input, largest wall or screen backdrop possible for the space (the larger the more impactful!)
Company provides: CRT monitor screens (UK only)
Venue to provide: tables for equipment