Friday 14 September 2018, 7.30pm
Pierre Bastien’s is a French musician born 1953 who builds his own machineries, at the cross between music and visual art, that blends live trumpet sounds with screen projections of on-site, mechanical sound sculptures in a very poetic way. His work is described as “a timeless sounding orchestra, both futuristic and slightly dada, conjuring ancient traditions in its surprisingly sensuous music.”
Bastien has been called a “mad musical scientist with a celebrity following” by The Guardian. Collaborating in the past with filmmaker Pierrick Sorin, fashion designer Issey Miyake, singer and composer Robert Wyatt and Aphex Twin (who released three of his albums on his label Rephlex) to name a few, he is one of the most influential experimental musicians working in the field. In 1986 he formed his own self made one man orchestra, Mecanium and made over 20 records over the years.
Anna is an improvising vocalist from Los Angeles, who sings in a melodic phonetic language. She also plays a wide variety of objects and toys. She is known for release Breadwoman on RVNG.Since 1982, she has collaborated with composers and musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Peter Kowald (video extract), Steve Beresford and Ethan James. Better acknowledged in Europe than her home city of Los Angeles, she has collaborated there with such artists as Sylvia Hallett, the Voices of Kwahn, Axel Otto, Frank Schulte, Geert Waegeman and Pavel Fajt. She has performed throughout Europe and the U.S., including appearances at The Kitchen, Dixon Place and the Poetry Project in New York.
Adrian plays soprano, sopranino and alto saxophones, and is based in London. He can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, including the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as doing solo saxophone performances.
Adrian also works with film/sound and runs 'Ensemble Kino', a pool of musicians providing live music to film, as well as the yearly Triptik film night events, involving a stellar cast of improvisers.
As well as 'Jazz Thali' (Indo -Greek Jazz fusion) with Harvir Sahota (tabla) and Tasos Stamou (bouzouki), he can also be booked to play Bollywood tunes for weddings, either as solo sax on in a duo with tabla.
Emerged from the Manchester music scene in the late 70’s, performing & recording with “The Fall” before relocating to London where He has performed and recorded with Evan Parker, John Stevens, Johnny Dyani & Dudu Pukwanna among others.
A long standing conductor with the London Improvisers Orchestra and as a member of Alan Tomlinson’s trio as well as “Scatter” with Pat Thomas, Phil Minton & Roger Turner. Has performed as a soloist in Switzerland, Holland and USA and has also performed with Barre Phillips, Lukas Ligeti, Bobby Bradford, Phillip Wachsmann, John Butcher and many others.
Other activities include writing music for film & TV including Channel 4 & BBC commissions as well as independent film