CHARLES HAYWARD is known as the pioneering drummer with This Heat and Camberwell Now, an ever growing list of solo concerts and CDs (latest solo release: “ONE BIG ATOM”, 2012), special collaborative performances, and is in Massacre with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith. Throughout the 90’s up to the present he has initiated a bewildering array of events and performances, including the widely acclaimed series Accidents + Emergencies at the Albany Theatre, Out of Body Orchestra (too much sound, not enough space, not enough time), music made from the sound of the new Laban dance centre being built which was choreographed for the official opening, music for a circus (part of the National Theatre’s ‘Art of Regeneration’ initiative), the full-on installation/performance Anti-Clockwise (with Ashleigh Marsh and David Aylward) for multiple strobes, maze structure of diverse textures, 2 drummers, synthesizers and your nervous system. Recent developements include the Continuity evenings as part of Camberwell Arts. Committed to song ‘but the shapes have to change,’ his current one-man show is an intoxicating mix of percussive attack, swirling electronics and lyrical fragment collage.
Born 1945 in Hodonín, The Czech Republic. Studies of photography 1971-1975 FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF THE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE /FAMU/, lives and works in Brno, the Czech Republic as a freelance photographerSince 1980 represented in many solo and group exhibitions in Institutions, Museums and private galleries in Europe and the USA.