Charles Bullen. Concert


Practical information

15 € regular | 12 € reduced | Free admission with “365 Live”

Event overview

The English duo Lifetones, made up of This Heat’s Charles Bullen and Julius Cornelius Samuel, also known as Dub Judah, formed when the UK was experiencing turbulent times under Thatcherism and the global conservatism of the early 1980s. In what was to be their only album For A Reason (1983), now a cult favourite, they embraced the sounds of the local Caribbean community, bringing a reggae flavour together with the propulsive, rhythmic, and experimental music made by This Heat.

As guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for This Heat, Bullen broke with established conventions of genre. While This Heat’s sound embodied the anxiety of the Cold War era and anti-imperialist struggles, Lifetones’ music features uplifting dub reggae.

For TUNE, performing 40 years after For A Reason, Lifetones takes a new formation, and features composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Daniel O’Sullivan, and guests. O’Sullivan has achieved international acclaim writing, recording, and performing, both as a solo artist and with a myriad of celebrated groups including Stephen O’Malley’s Sun O))), Grumbling Fur, Guapo, and This Is Not This Heat, to name a few.

On the second evening, Bullen gives a solo improvised concert with hammered dulcimer and prepared guitar.

There will be an Artist Talk on 19.3.23 at 6 pm. Admission is free of charge.

The new annual card “365 Live” grants free admission to all performances and TUNE events in addition to the benefits of the annual card “Haus der Kunst 365”. Further information on Haus der Kunst annual cards.

Photo: Fabio Lugaro. Courtesy of The New Arts & Music Programme at Sutton House
Photo: Fabio Lugaro. Courtesy of The New Arts & Music Programme at Sutton House