THE RITUAL OF NAMING
For the past five years Pete Flood's habit as a touring musician has been to take samples and photos of the weird nature he meets on his travels, and spend his spare time attempting to identify his finds. Here he presents new pieces for percussion and projections based on some of the sights that have captivated him along the way, from the pictogram-like lamellae of lichens of the Graphis family growing in hazel coppice, to fleshy purple buds of Sea Kale unfurling on coastal shingle, with a few things thrown in whose origin remains mysterious.
Best known as drummer and writer with Bellowhead, Pete's pedigree is long and tangential, taking in jazz, Algerian rai, post-rock, electronic, Japanese folk music and classical music. Educated at Musician's Institute, Los Angeles, and Goldsmith's College, London, his musicianship is informed by a wide-ranging and eclectic set of interests, a love of learning, and an irrepressible experimental streak.