Ivor Kallin

Ivor Kallin (photo: Werner Krepper)
Photo: Werner Krepper

Ivor Kallin exploits his heritage through poetry, deploying Scots and Yiddish as the basis for improvised poetry, with occasional English, when not collaborating with John Bisset in making over 100 films on Youtube as 213tv. He also plays viola, and bass in improvised music projects, e.g. Barrel, London Improvisers Orchestra, Jerico Orchestra, Glowering Figs, Ya Basta and other projects as they present themselves. He has played twice in Austria, once in Germany and apart from that mainly plays in London, so his passport is sparsely stamped. His beard is legendary, and has sparked an outbreak of copycat hipsterism in Hackney and amongst the Orthodox Jewish community.