Richard Bishop is an experimental guitarist whose improvisations and compositions often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail.
Richard is perhaps best known as a founding member (along with brother Alan Bishop) of experimental ethnic-improv pioneers and underground tricksters Sun City Girls, who for nearly 30 years have produced an extensive discography of over 50 full length albums, 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7” records. Sun City Girls formed in 1981 after the Bishop brothers' stint in the group Paris 1942 which also featured J. Akkari and former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.
SIR RICHARD BISHOP + MIKE COOPER / TIM O'DWYER DUO
SUN 20 APRIL '14 • 8PM
The second night of a two-day festival from cult German label Denovali Records, who since 2005 have drawn a loyal following for their roster of experimental sounds, ambient, drone, indie and electronica to darkjazz, jazz or piano and string driven modern compositions. Denovali have been running their Swingfest events since 2007 in Essen, Germany - featuring performances from the likes of Tim Hecker, Sunn O))), William Basinski and Andy Stott - before expanding to host events in London and Berlin last year.
Tonight sees performances from 4 varied artists on Denovali's roster, with pioneering German multimedia artist (and one half of seminal techno duo Porter Ricks) Thomas Köner, electronics and classical arrangements on baby grand from Piano Interrupted, striking and immersive audio-visual performance from Origamibiro, and caustic-melodic string noise from Petrels.
DENOVALI SWINGFEST: THOMAS KÖNER + PIANO INTERRUPTED + ORIGAMIBIRO + PETRELS
SAT 19 APRIL '14 • 8PM