Monday 13 May 2024, 7.30pm

Lori Goldston / Jem Finer (duo) + Sasha Elina

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Excellent cello and hurdy-gurdy pairing of Lori Goldston and Jem Finer!

Jem Finer

Since studying computer science in the 1970s, Jem Finer has worked in a variety of fields, including photography, film, experimental and popular music, sound recording, sculpture and installation.

Much of his work relates to systems, extended processes and extremes of scale in both time and space and includes Longplayer, a long-durational musical composition and The Gurdy Stone, a 12 foot, 3 ton slate set upright in a field in Kingston, East Sussex by Finer and Jimmy Cauty, marking the beginning of an exploration into the sonic possibilities of stone.

Recent music revolves around a fascination with the hurdy-gurdy and includes hrdy-grdy, a cassette released by Benedict Drew’s Thanet Tape Centre, The Hurdy-Gurdy Song by Local Psycho (Heavenly Recordings) and various other collaborations. Underground, music for an exhibition of Jock McFadyen’s paintings of tube stations, was released in February 2024.

Lori Goldston

Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, her work drifts freely across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.

Current and former collaborators and/or bosses include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Steve Von Till, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Maya Dunietz, Mik Quantius, Embryo, O Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Christian Rizzo and Sophie Laly, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell, Lynn Shelton, and many more.

Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, Sydney Festival, Cineteca Nacional de México, Tectonics Festival, Frye Art Museum, Time Based Art Festival (TBA), WNYC, The New Foundation, Paris Fashion Week, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Crossing Border Festival, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, University of Chicago, and venues large and small throughout North America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.

Sasha Elina

Sasha Elina (*1994) is a curator, musician and researcher based in London. Her focus lies in experimental and contemporary classical music, sound art, as well as broader interdisciplinary practices.
Sasha is the founder and artistic director of the international project Music Space Architecture, and the curator of the Eternal series of music events in London.
As a vocalist and flautist, Sasha performs composed and improvised music both solo and in various collectives. In March 2024, she self-released her debut album "Different Songs. Vol 1", featuring pieces by Seamus Cater, Tomás Cabado, Eva-Maria Houben, and Johan Lindvall. She was a founding member of The Same Ensemble (2013-2023), performed with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Moscow Scratch Orchestra, Splitter Orchester, ГШ (Glintshake), and others.
Sasha was selected as a fellow of OneBeat 2019, a U.S. State Department Programme produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Sasha received Music MA by Research at the University of Huddersfield (2023), with the thesis titled “Music curation as a site-oriented practice. Approaches to creating and staging listening experiences”.