Tuesday 31 January 2017, 7.30pm

Simon Fisher Turner + Shiva Feshareki

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Great to have musician, songwriter, composer, producer and Derek Jarman collaborator, Simon Fisher Turner back at OTO! Tonight he performs alongside London-based composer and turntablist, Shiva Feshareki.

“Simon Fisher Turner is an indelibly cool individual, having partied with Bowie at Haddon Hall, befriended Salvador Dali and Amanda Leer, scored Derek Jarman's films and fashioned a niche for himself playing a stream of sensitive Victorian men in 1970s television. His soundtracks, steeped in experimental collages of found and Foley sounds and teetering on the precipice of archive fever pitch, occupy an eternal bequest to create space rather than fill it” – The Quietus

Simon Fisher Turner

From child actor to teenage pop idol, from self-confessed “extreme sound freak” to acclaimed solo recording artist, Simon Fisher’s career has been nothing if not varied. His early acting credits included film and TV roles from ‘Black Beauty’ to ‘The Big Sleep’ (re-made with Robert Mitchum). At the same time he was fronting various 70s pop acts, and at the age of 17 was signed to Jonathan King’s UK Records, releasing his first solo album in 1969. After that precocious start, Simon followed an often eccentric, sometimes outlandish musical path. He operated on the fringes of punk; performed briely with The The; became Musician in Residence at the ICA in 1980; released two albums as one half of a fictional French female duo know as Deux Filles. But through all this Simon was developing a deep and abiding interest in the stuff of sound, accumulating a vast library of collected sounds from daily life. It is this interest which now forms the basis of his improvisatory, eclectic approach to music making, and is manifest on his most recent solo albums on the Mute label (his discography comprises some 30 solo albums to date). From trite pop to extreme sound-freakery, the mature SFT (as he now styles himself) has arrived at a mesmeric originality. Simon’s life as a film composer stems from his association with Derek Jarman in the 1980s and 1990s. His scoring credits for Jarman included ‘Caravaggio’, ‘The Last of England’, ‘The Garden’ and ‘Edward II’. His final film for Jarman was the powerful, poignant ‘Blue’, where a soundscape recorded by Simon at Eno’s country house, together with Jarman’s AIDs-inspired spoken words, stood in for visuals - only a blue screen was projected. The film won a Michael Powell Award. His work with films has continued unabated since Jarman’s death. simonfisherturner.com

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Shiva Feshareki

Shiva Feshareki (b. 1987) is a London-based composer and turntablist working closely with the physicality of sound. With electronics, she focuses on sound-manipulation and sampling, as well as analogue and bespoke electrics that generate 'real' and pure sounds of electricity. With acoustics, she is concerned with the interaction of tone, orchestration, texture, movement and space. Since 2013, Shiva works mainly as a collaborative composer, and uses deep improvisation, explorations into different disciplines, or chance events, to create her collaborative teams. She also presents a show on NTS Radio titled NEW FORMS, which re-imagines music and sounds from any genre into a new form, using turntable manipulation. www.facebook.com/shivafeshareki


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