Thursday 31 March 2016, 8pm
Slip are back at OTO with an evening of expanded song. Laurie Tompkins and Susie Whaites perform Tim Parkinson’s gloriously monotonous Songs; German and Swedish musicians Andreas Dzialocha and Marta Forsberg bring drones both nocturnal and ecstatic to the UK for the first time; and masterful American performer/composer Ashley Paul makes a special guest appearance.
Ashley Paul is an American performer and composer based in London. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation.
Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Rashad Becker, Nik Colk Void, Loren Connors, Heatsick, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Bass Clef, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler appearing on such labels as Important, PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.
Andreas Dzialocha (DE) is an electric bass player, programmer and composer, founder of the Serenus Zeitblom Oktett. Studies art history, musicology, computer science. Writes environments with and without computers for instrumentalists, theater and sound installations. Performs in various ensembles between free improvised music, chamber music and pop. Bass player of the swedish group Tula (Telegram / Warner), publisher of the BLATT 3000 paper platform for contemporary music. Solo Electric Bass Album Release 2015 on Slip Imprint (London / Berlin). Cofounder of the selfcurated festival VERANTWORTUNG 3000 summer 2016. Young artist award 2012, nominated by the Moers Festival. Lives and works in Berlin.
Marta Forsberg is currently a bachelor student in Electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She a violinist and electroacoustic composer working in the field of free improvisation and slow, drone based music. She aspires to create an all embracing environment for the music, performers and the audience by visualising sound with colour and light constructions.
Tim Parkinson has consistently pursued an independent path, seeking to engage with whatever it means today to be a functioning composer in the world. His music has been labelled as experimental, "reconstructing music from the ground up", and "sounding like nothing else", the work invariably returning to fundamental enquiries around the meaning of sound. He has been associated with other British independent voices of the same generation, such as Bailie, Harrison, Newland, Saunders, Whitty. His music is mostly performed by a dedicated community of friends and musicians, but he has also written for various groups and ensembles including Plus Minus, Apartment House, [rout], Incidental Music, Dedalus, Edges, Basel Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta; and for various instrumentalists including Stephen Altoft, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt, Tanja Masanti, Andrew Sparling, Craig Shepard, Silvia Tarozzi, Philip Thomas, Stefan Thut, Deborah Walker. His music has been performed in UK, Europe, USA, Armenia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Broadcasts of music have been on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, WDR Köln, and Schweizer Radio SRF2. Two albums of music have been released on Edition Wandelweiser (2006, 2010); in 2019 Piano Music 2015-16 was released on all that dust, and the electro-opera Pleasure Island was released on Slip as vinyl and download, followed in 2020 by Here Comes A Monster released on Takuroku. In 2021 songs 2011 were included on a split release Time Is Over with work by Travis Just on awavepress. In 2022 Another Timbre released an album of a selection of chamber works from 1998-2017.