Tagged: improv

The hard man of electro acoustic improv.

The gig we did at The Others in Stoke Newington for Club Integral got a nice review on Extra Normal Records. I think it captures the spirit of the night really well, and there’s a good review of our set with Kay Grant.

Yet again a reviewer swoons over Gus’ virtuosity, quite rightly of course. I come off slightly better than in Brighton Noise, although I do come across as the hard man of electro acoustic improv. I’m ok with that.

Here’s the review

There’s some footage of the start of the set on YouTube

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Mirei Yazawa – The Anatomy of Dreams

Gus and I are playing at the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill next Monday. Mirei is the dancer we performed with at the Dome last December and we’re really pleased that we are going to be working with her again. Mirei is showing some of her paintings and sculptures and we will be accompanying a 20 minute performance piece with her.

Here are the details

Mirei Yazawa exhibition

The Static Memories – The bloudy vision of John Farley

Here’s our album. Gus and I are really pleased with it and Paul Khimasia Morgan is putting it out on Slightly off Kilter. I’m not great at describing my work so there’s a track on my Soundcloud which should give a good idea of what to expect.

The bloudy vision of John Farley

 

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Slightly Off Kilter

 

Earsthetic part 2

Earsthetic was great, all the acts were on top form and it was really nice to play on a top quality pa with a top quality sound engineer (thanks Jem!). I had an attack of nerves beforehand which to my relief disappeared immediately I walked on stage . Our collaboration with Mirei was a success and we’re hoping to work together again. Here’s a video of our 20 minute performance shot by Henry Collins.

The Long Half Day album launch

This Sunday at 7pm at the Rag Factory in London we’re launching the Long Half Day USB album which Slightly Off Kilter are releasing. Come and take your pick from the different cases we’ve made and have a listen to us doing some free improv.

All the details are on Sound and Music here: http://www.soundandmusic.org/thesampler/event/2013/11/long-half-day-album-launch

We’d love to see you there.

Supernormal

Chris and I travelled to Braziers Park in Oxfordshire once again for Supernormal. We got to play in the Church of Chaos on Saturday afternoon and then for Bang the Bore in the Barn on Sunday. Both good sets and we gave away a few cd’s, got some nice comments and made some new friends. Chris did a blasting set with some Bolide people and I took part in a John Cage percussion piece with a very long title which I have forgotten, organised by Adam Bushell.

I saw plenty great music, performance and art. Plurals, Cosham Community Players, Lama Dalai’s facilitated visual scores interpreted by the Kev Nickells All Stars, a performance in the woods at night, Carousel, Mothers of the Third Reich, and possibly the quietest piece of music I’ve ever heard by Charlie Sdraulig which was almost inaudible above the drone metal sound bleed.