Declaration by Tagné + Kooj
A musical journey specially composed and performed by Tagné Tebu, a multi-instrumentalist coming from a mix of
jazz, African, Latin and Indo-Arabic influences. Also featuring live projections from video artist Kooj Chuhan plus
contributing musicians. Expect sections of free jazz improvisation, click-drum-triggering of audio speech loops, rich
textures, daring rhythms and evocative melodic structures. The music will interweave around a mix of recorded and
live spoken monologues by detainees, campaigns for work rights, human rights activists and legal case-workers.
The piece narrates a statement about the Universal Declaration on Human Rights which the UK should uphold and also
connects with historical contexts for Declarations of Independence to end colonisation. The artists intend to explore a
level of decolonising the musical form. Recorded documentary audio and video footage gathered by Kooj Chuhan will
be adapted using software for re-play within the music.