Tuesday 9 August 2022, 8pm

John Wall / Mark Sanders / John Edwards (trio) + Tom Mudd + James Clarke

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Finally, after an absence of over three years, here is the return of the trio of John Wall (computer), Mark Sanders (drums and percussion) and John Edwards (bass). What more can be said that isn’t just propaganda.

John Wall

Born 1950.
Started composing 1990 and still going.
Played and collaborated with some good people.
There is no promotional visual youtube material.

go here https://johnwall.bandcamp.com/
and here https://utterpsalm.blogspot.com/

Mark Sanders

Mark has worked with a host of renowned musicians including Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Mathew Shipp, Evan Parker, Roswell Rudd, in duo and quartets with Wadada Leo Smith and trios with Charles Gayle with Sirone and William Parker.

In situations using composition Mark works in a number of projects including Christian Marclay’s Everyday for film and live music and John Butcher’s Tarab Cuts - both projects have performed major festivals throughout Europe and Brazil. He has performed works by guitarist John Coxon in Glasgow and Sydney playing with the Scottish and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. With New York’s ICE Ensemble he has performed John Zorn’s The Tempest in London and at Huddersfield New Music Festival.

Mark also works in the groups of Paul Dunmall including Deep Whole Trio with Paul Rogers, and the ensembles of Sarah Gail Brand, including a long-standing duo. He has a lengthy discography including a solo album, has performed internationally and played at major festivals including, Nickelsdorf, Ulrichsburg, Womad and notably at Glastonbury with legendary saxophonist John Tchicai.

"ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative, drummer Mark Sanders always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo." Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY

Photo by J.Henriot

John Edwards

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.

"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment

Tom Mudd

Tom Mudd is a musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation. His recent work revolves around physical models: digital synthesis processes based on numerical simulations of acoustic objects and instruments. His upcoming release on Fancyyyyy uses massed brass synthesis: digital models of physically improbable brass instruments being played by algorithms. Previous work released on the Entr’acte label explored similar territory with his own synthesis processes. He currently lectures in sound and algorithmic music at Edinburgh College of Art.


James Clarke

Composer of acoustic and electronic music, most often for live music ensembles and for symphony orchestras, performed in concerts in over fifty countries. He collaborated with Harold Pinter on a radio opera. He has taught in Austria, Germany and Azerbaijan. The Times wrote this: "James Clarke’s String Quartet No.2 was forceful, big-boned and unashamed of the sawmill screech; not a work you’d wish to meet alone in a dark alley." The Arts Desk reported that his music "was thrillingly, almost treasonably, un-British." His electronic work uses and transforms concrete sounds, frequently taken from his own orchestral or instrumental music.