the utopia strong

About

This gig is for a seated audience.

Call it synchronicity, call it happenstance, call it no more than three friends getting together to give their speakers a workout. Yet The Utopia Strong’s formidable conflagration of psychedelic radiance and beatific harmony has evolved way beyond all or any expectations since the band’s inception..

‘International Treasure’ chronicles the collaborative collision of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi and Mike York heading into unchartered psychic territory, seemingly with nothing but their instincts as co-ordinates. What’s resulted is a step beyond anything either band or audience might have expected - a deeply rewarding voyage into inner space which moves into darker and still more evocative sound-worlds whilst remaining fundamentally off the map. Influences know no bounds in this context, and the listener would be forgiven for locating the atmospheres and soundscapes of this album on some sonic promontory above and between the potent abstractions of Tim Hecker, the improvisatory excursions of The Necks, and the gothic allure of Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore.

Support... WHITE NOISE WINTER
White Noise Winter is Daniel Neko. He uses modular synths, effects pedals, tape loops, field recordings and acoustic instuments to perform one take, semi improvised live Drone/Noise/Ambient recordings.

Tickets £15.

Doors open 7.30pm.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access - Colchester Arts Centre is a fully accessible venue. For full details of accessibility please visit https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/accessibility/
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

Colchester Arts Centre Parking The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.  

Public Transport Directions

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue. The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus. There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

The Utopia Strong

Type:Music

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Tel: 01206 500900

Fax: 01206 500187

Opening Times

Season (20 July 2022)