June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Source Arts
Motion: The Hypocrites//Aplin/Howard/Love/Bardon @ Open Source Arts

Motion is a new night which aims to provide a space for improvised performance across multiple disciplines, including (but not limited to): music, dance, physical theatre and performance art.

Come to see performers take dives into the depths of the conceptual unknown; voyage into creative waters unchartered; journey into the outer regions of imagination, to find new sounds, spaces, movements and forms.

On this night we have…


The Hypocrites is an avant-garde feminist punk band.
They’ve got no skill; no clue and they don’t care.
The show is abstract and real.

The Hypocrites ONLY exists as a LIVE performance. They occupy space to generate an outlet for inner worlds.

The Hypocrites are; Shadow Slayah, Cait’s Bush, average puss and Stone Criminal.


The first performance of a new ensemble; a meeting of four improvisers.

Matthew Aplin – piano
Will Howard – reeds
Michael Bardon – bass
Joe Love – percussion

Matthew Aplin is a pianist and composer based in the UK. He leads Treppenwitz, a piano trio dedicated to the exploration of sounds within open structures. They have released two albums on New Jazz Records; a third awaits release later this year. In 2018, they completed a 25-date tour of the UK, with support from Arts Council England and Jazz North. Matthew has also toured the UK and Europe with a number of other projects, including: KOG and the Zongo Brigade; Mansion of Snakes; and The Demon Barbers. He was selected as a Northern Line Ambassador Artist in 2018/19.

Michael Bardon (b. 1986, Ireland) first came to Leeds in 2007 to study Jazz (BA Hons) at Leeds College of Music and graduated in June 2010. Since then he worked with a variety of musicians from different disciplines and backgrounds. Some of the bands Michael has played with include Shatner’s Bassoon, Tipping Point, Sean Noonan’s Pavees Dance, Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio, Hession/DeBezenac/Bardon, Craig Scott’s Lobotomy, Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project Orchestra, Nat Birchall Quintet and Ben Cottrell’s New Seeing. Michael has had the privilege of playing at some of the top venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe including Sant’anna Arresi Jazz Festival (Sardinia), Haldern Pop Festival (Germany), Experimenta Festival, (Bari, Italy) Locomotive Jazz Fest (Italy), Jazz Od Nowa Fest (Poland), Manchester Jazz Festival, The Vortex, Club Integral (London).

Joe Love, from Leeds, self-taught. Trying to play what he doesn’t know. Finding a niche in niche music.