Friday 24 November 2017, 7.30pm
More info TBA.
Theo Burt is a UK based musician and artist working with live performance, recorded music and audio-video work. Albums include Summer Mix (Entr’acte / Death of Rave, 2011) and Gloss (Presto!?, 2015). His work incorporates computer and hardware sound/video synthesis, restructurings of existing music and contextual conflicts. Recent work has incorporated multiple sound and light clusters in large spaces, including “The war will feed itself” (2017) in the turbine hall in GES-2, Moscow for VAC’s Geometry of Now project.
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
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
John Wall “weaves an unprecedented fabric of sound that effectively lays bare the essence of recomposition previously only hinted at by the likes of Oval, John Oswald, Albert Ayler, Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Stockhausen (from ‘Gersang der Juenglinge’ through ‘hymnen’), and even Stock, Hausen and Walkman. Wall invites comparison with David Shea as a composer who works by sampling direct from other musical sources, however, whereas Shea makes a point of dramatising the cultural associations of his samples into collaged cinematic narratives, Wall takes a completely opposite turn, using digital technology to homogenise sonic textures from many sources into a coherent aesthetic. The result is a stunningly complex mix.”–Kenneth Goldsmith
This performance will be on laptop, and will be an improvisation/composition that uses a complex MaxMSP patch to severely disfigure, or simply play straight, short, highly composed sound files.
xname is a solo project by Eleonora Oreggia, a London based conceptual electronic artist from Milan, currently fully funded PhD candidate in Media & Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. She makes performances and interactive installations. Her live compositions transform light and other electromagnetic frequencies in sound waves through self built synthesizers and complex semi chaotic machines. She is also the founder of Nebularosa, a record label promoting music that challenges the established modes of music production.
Tom Mudd is a musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation. He has presented performances, talks and installations at places such as Tate Britain, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, MS Stubnitz, STEIM, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and the Ether Festival.
He is currently an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, at the University of East London, and at City Lit, teaching courses relating to music, programming, interactive media, and live performance. He is the organiser of the Contingent Events concert series (contingentevents.tumblr.com).