Friday 15 December 2017, 7.30pm
SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a monthly night of improvised performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists. Each show features a solo, a duo, and a trio performance where performers are invited to present something new or play with a person they haven’t played with before in an intimate and open environment.
SOLO: Leslie Deere
DUO: Sharon Gal & Paul Watson
TRIO: Áine O'Dwyer, Steve Beresford & Crystabel Riley
Áine O’Dwyer's role lies somewhere between the roles of vocalist, musician, improviser, composer, performer, listener, sonic stalker and audience member. In recent years, the pipe organ has become an integral site for her experimentation, culminating in her albums 'Locusts' and 'Gegenschein'.
Her recent album 'Gallarais' experiments with acoustic decay, and was developed during a self-made residency at the Brunel tunnel shaft, London. Her work celebrates her interests in found and forgotten spaces, chance choreographies, acoustic phenomena, the act of listening and the search for alternative scoring through a combined performativity of instruments, drawings, space, time, memory and the body.
Past solo releases include 'Anything Bright or Startling? and 'Music for Church Cleaners'.
Steve has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years, working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Christian Marclay and, of course, Alterations.
His work with Marclay has included mixed media pieces like ‘Screen Play’, ‘Ephemera’, ‘Graffiti Composition’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Pianorama’ and ‘Everyday’. He has also written songs, scored feature films, TV shows and commercials.
Steve has worked with hundreds of people, including The Slits, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, The Flying Lizards, Otomo Yoshihide, The Portsmouth Sinfonia and John Zorn.
He has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, composer and producer, and was was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.
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.
She was later encouraged - and welcomed - into the Horse Improvised Music Club by Daniel Thompson and Sue Lynch respectively. This instantly consolidated into weekly playing with Sue, who she still collaborates with.
She is currently working on the multi-format duo project @xcrswx with Seymour Wright. This contrasts the LIVE (evolved sounds / patience / relentless) and the ANDROID (cropped media [sounds+visuals] / impatience / InstantPublication).
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, experimental vocalist and composer, with particular experience of free improvisation and collaborative group compositions. Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with sound.
Sharon performs solo and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alex Ward, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben-David, Lina Lapelyte and Andie Brown.
She also directs a series of participatory large group compositions and performances, examining the inter-relations between people and place. These pieces are site specific; evolving collaboratively and inviting participation from the public. Her most recent work, Feel the Noise, for a large ensemble of over 30 electric guitars and micro amps was premiered at Goldsmith’s Large Hall in May.
She is a co-founder of Resonance 104.4 FM arts radio.
Her music was released by various labels, with two solo releases this year; Delicious Fish on the Fractal Meat Cuts label, and The Garden Of Earthly Delights on Visible Near Midnight Recordings.
Sharon performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals.
Paul Watson deftly combines field recordings & live processing to excavate vast, fascinating caverns of blurred-line audionics & uncanny, racket-laden drone-scapes. Paul has released tapes on Beartown, RRRecords & Chocolate Monk. Paul is also the co-founder of the wonderful Trans-Dimensional Sushi imprint.