Monday 6 November 2017, 7.30pm
Having spent seven years in his adopted home of London steadily crafting a hazy, ambiguous identity that fuses ambient onto drone and techno, Tom Hang (aka Lobster Theremin boss Jimmy Asquith) finally steps up the the plate with ‘To Be Held In A Non Position’ – a collection of one-takes that explores extended themes of isolation, loneliness, personal loss, disconnection and reconnection with the reality and (self)-identity.
Previous releases of archive material were spread via London experimental powerhouse Where To Now?, with an effusive live cassette « Tidy Bedroom Versions 2009-2013 » released in february 2015.
The cassette tape was later followed by « The New World », an organic and textural techno EP released on vinyl in september 2016, again on Where To Now?.
Through his imprint Tidy Bedroom, Tom Hang engages in a more introspective path, exploring sonic territories that find an echo with dislocated past experiences, pushing physical and psychic boundaries to get at the crux of intimacy.
As a live experience, Tom Hang takes a simple setup to the subtle extremes. Both rhythmic and ill-defined ambient meld into walls of textures that wafts like an aural sheet, pierced by frames of noise and chuntered, swirling artefacts.
Marta De Pascalis is an Italian composer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analogue synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released ‘Quitratue’ (2014) and ‘Anzar’ (The Tapeworm, 2016). Her latest piece ‘Her Core’ was published in spring 2018 by The Wormhole. Marta creates densely layered collages of glowing melodic shards and growling bass lines, her hypnotic minimal synth figures warping and whirling around each other before dissolving into entropic oblivion. For her compositions she uses improvisation on a tape-loop system, in which patterns of repetition create a sense of a dense, dynamic and cathartic distance. martadepascalis.com
Luna Monk is a journey into tranquility and balance which draws inspiration from nature, space (heliocentrism), indigenous cultures and Egyptian mythology