Tuesday 30 May 2017, 7.30pm
Rural Colours presents a night dedicated to the late, great Pauline Oliveros, featuring:
Isnaj Dui (Katie English) writes glitchy neo-impressionistic music using concert and bass flutes, home-made dulcimers and electronics.
Mike Tanner (Plinth/United Bible Studies and many, many more) makes music that falls somewhere near the intersection of Celtic folk, ambient electronica, drone, and 15th Century Christmas music. His work often sounds as if it’s simultaneously projected from the Baroque Era and the 21st Century; hints of choral music, sailor’s ballads, field recordings and modern ambient all take turns peering out from behind hypnotic repetitions, analog buzzing, and sustained drones.
Riz Maslen (Neotropic) has had an extraordinary career so far – performing at Coachella and the Montreaux Jazz Festival, composing for Kew Gardens and the English National Opera, and releasing work on a who’s who of independent labels including R&S/Apollo, Oxygen Music Works and Ninja Tune.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brona McVittie draws her inspiration from folk, classical and electronic genres. She is lead singer and harpist for traditional Irish band,The London Lasses, and a member of post-punk minimalist outfitlittlebow with Keiron Phelan and Katie English. Currently she is working on her solo debut LP and collaborating on a new release withOrla Wren.
Alison Cotton has been a vocalist & violist in cult psych-folk duoThe Left Outsides for the past decade &, in more recent years, has collaborated with Michael Tanner / Plinth. Her viola playing has been described as having a "stately duskiness" and a "bewitching aura". Her piece 'The Last Sense to Leave Us' makes use of viola, vocal chants, harmonium, shruti box and recorders.
A founder member of cult Millennial post-rockers, State River Widening, Keiron Phelan is leader of Anglo-Japanese Chagall-pop band Smile Down Upon Us and one third of instrumental neo-impressionists, littlebow.
Oliver Cherer is an Englishman who makes music that blurs the lines between ambient experimentalism, pastoral folksiness and electric motodisco, issuing via such labels as Static Caravan, Second Language, Polytechnic Youth and many others.
Anne Garner is a singer, pianist and flautist whose music can't be easily described. The magic lies in the ambiguity, in the unanswered question and the breath between notes. Her lyrical work is inspired by curiosity and a sense of wonder, a hunger to explore and explain the emotional inner life.