Club Integral presents: Geoff Leigh & Makoto Kawabata + Kamura Obscura & DJ Kingu B
Wed 21 June 8PM | £5 – Facebook Event Link
Geoff Leigh is well known for his work with Henry Cow in the early 70’s, as well as contributing to fellow Virgin bands of the time Hatfield And The North, & Slapp Happy. In recent years he has collaborated with members of Faust, Porcupine Tree (as Ex-Wise Heads with bassist Colin Edwin), Nurse With Wound, and musicians such as Mitsuru Tabata, Tatsuya Yoshida, & Nana Tsiboe. He is currently a member of Jump For Joy (featuring members of Faust & Henry Cow), and The Artaud Beats (also featuring Henry Cow alumni).
Makoto “Speed Guru” Kawabata is best known as leader of Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple, and for his innumerable collaborations & recordings with members of Gong, Guru Guru, & many other Japanese and international musicians.
The duo first played together in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 – the recording of this concert was released on CD as Spatial Roots.
In 2016 they played eight concerts in Japan – material from these is in the pipeline for a 2nd CD release. Their music embraces a wide range of styles and influences, mixing elements of ethnic, rock, jazz, world, ambient, & electronica, and is completely improvised.
Kamura Obscura aka Atsuko Kamura began her career by juggling roles as karaoke bar hostess and punk chanteuse in Tokyo, performing with the agit-fem Polkadot Fire Brigade and The Honeymoons. Her arrival in London led to a spell with the situationist pranksters Frank Chickens, duetting with Kazuko Hohki. In parallel she has explored improvisation with such as Tenko, Fred Frith and John Zorn and in London alongside Eddie Prevost, Charles Hayward and Lol Coxhill. She has kust completed her latest tour of Japan
Her current work has moved from a strange existential folk towards a more avant-garde electronic sound. She is joined by Natalie Mason on viola and Robert Storey on guitar.