Saturday 26 July 2014, 6pm, OTO Project Space
Two Duos - double double bass and sax/electronics - at The OTO Project Space.
Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London. His work is patterns, rhythms and cycles, at an interface of physical and digital zones. Recently, his music has been documented on video and record.
His main collaborations are ТЕПЛОТА with Grundik Kasyansky, Cast-On with Ilana Blumberg, and various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White.
Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, and works regularly with Mark Sanders, Pat Thomas, Hannah Marshall, Julie Kjaer, Corey Mwamba, Olie Brice, Alex Ward, Alex Hawkins amongst others. She features on several releases, including a nonet featuring her composition 'I Went This Way' (577 Records), two with Shifa, feat. Pat Thomas and Mark Sanders, (577 Records), one with Mark Sanders and John Edwards (Two Rivers Records), trio with Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Babel), and Corey Mwamba (Takuroku).
"A free-improviser sensitive to melody-like narrative and dramatic pacing" – John Fordham, The Guardian
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics, and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn, and Alterations (with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack).
He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows, and commercials. He was part of the editorial teams of Musics and Collusion magazines, writes about music in various contexts, and was a senior lecturer in music at the University of Westminster. With Blanca Regina, he is part of Unpredictable Series, which produces events and sound and video recordings of experimental music and art.
Steve has worked with Christian Marclay on numerous Marclay mixed media pieces. He has also worked with The Slits, Najma Akhtar, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Tania Chen, Ray Davies, Mandhira De Saram, The Flying Lizards, Zeena Parkins, The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Ilan Volkov, Rachel Musson, Vic Reeves, Lore Lixenberg and many others.
Beresford has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, free-improviser, composer and producer, and was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012. In 2021, Bloomsbury published a book by Andy Hamilton: ‘Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise: Conversations with Steve Beresford’.
Javier Gonzalo Cánepa is an Argentinian double-bassist, pianist and trumpeter. He is part of “Trio Argentino de Contrabajos”, jointly with Adrián Fanello and Fernando Posse.
Currently, he leads the jazz free pop group "tRío lucas", with Diego Olguín and Pablo Ovejero, with which he released 7 albums independently.
In parallel, he has a duo project with the Mozambican saxophonist Paulo Alexandre Jorge, with whom he has released the CD "dois amigos". This album was presented in Portugal and Argentina.
In January 2012, he performed concerts in Porto (Portugal), accompanied by the Portuguese duo Bella Damião. During this tour, he also provided double-bass and improvisation workshops.
With tRío lucas, in June 2013, made an extensive tour in Portugal and Spain, where they gave live shows in Lisbon, Oporto, Lixa, Coimbra, San Sebastian and Madrid.
Although he has visited London twice, this is the first time playing live in this city, where he also held a concert in duo with saxophonist Spanish concert, Ricardo Tejero, July 30.