Usurper are a duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed by Ali Robertson, also the founder of cassette tape label Giant Tank, and cartoonist Malcy Duff in 2003. Since then, the group, and their playful, belligerent electro-acoustic performances that take place with Ali and Malcy sat facing each other at either end of a table, have grown an international following.
As part of The Last Hour!, they have been invited to create a performance in response to the project, its starting points in pub culture, research findings and the pub soundscape. Their performance takes place within the ‘traditional’ surroundings of The Waverley Bar, whose closure and subsequent refurbishment were catalysts for the project.
This event is free, no advance booking required.
The Last Hour! is a project curated by Timothea Armour, Associate Producer, that considers the contemporary state, and potential future, of the public house.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2017 participants are: Grace Johnston, Alex Impey, Adam Lewis Jacob, Ross Little and Timothea Armour.