Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6.30pm, OTO Project Space
Ram Gabay (drums) and Yoni Silver (bass clarinet, violin) both hail from the small and vibrant Israeli experimental music scene. They have performed with and within Primate Arena (Alex Drool, Eran Sachs), Mines (Ilan Volkov, Yael Barolsky, Ram Gabay), Maya Dunietz, Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram, Ghédalia Tazartes Steve Noble, Dylan Nyoukis, Usurper (Ali Robertson, Malcy Duff), and many others.
This will be the first performance in a UK tour and their first performance as duo since Silver’s move to London in 2013.
Yoni Silver - Bass-clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist Yoni Silver’s activities include hyper-spectral adventures with Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble; a bass clarinet and percussion duo with Steve Noble; a bass clarinet/violin and possessed vocals duo with Sharon Gal; Denis D’or with Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley; bass clarinet and drums duo with Crystabel Riley, and solo performances on amplified bass clarinet.
He has appeared on labels such as Creative Sources, Confront Recordings, Wasted Capital, Chocolate Monk and Edition Modern.
Lucas is co-organiser (with Daniel Kordik) of the Earshots label - their long running trombone and synth duo led to the beginning of the concert series and label. He has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond, including the duo here with Daniel Thompson - a CD from this duo is expected for release on Inexhaustible Editions later this Summer.
During the late naughties Crystabel Riley toured Japan and Europe using drums, electronics and make-up in noise trio Maria and the Mirrors.
This was the start of her interest in patterns on skins - human and drum.
This interest in dimensional patterns existing on (and off) different surfaces has continued to evolve through exploring the idea of 'care and uncare' of the skin, self, others, and the world, across all of Crystabel's practices as an Artist (Make-up, Drum).
Crystabel has been a long term collaborator with Sue Lynch who welcomed her into the Horse Improvised Music Club, where she collaborated with Caroline Krabel, John Edwards, and Steve Beresford who welcomed her into the London Improvisers Orchestra.
She is currently working on the multi-format duo project @xcrswx with Seymour Wright.