Massimo Magee : saxophone
Massimo Magee is a writer, artist and musician based in London. His work is wide-ranging, including film, fiction, text art, combined text, sound and image digital art pieces, improvised and/or experimental music, free jazz, obsessive and repetitive drawing pieces, radically extended saxophony, electronics, data manipulation and much more. His trilogy of novels, Counter Culture a Novel In Three Parts, has been published through [Array] Press, as part of a larger multimedia project called The Triptych.
James Malone : acoustic guitar
James Malone is an improvising acoustic guitarist. He has performed around the UK with musicians/groups such as Eddie Prevost, Adam Bohman, Ute Kanngiesser, and the London Improvisers Orchestra.
Ken Ikeda : synthesiser
Ken is a video artist, improvising musician, and composer, born in Tokyo . He has worked with John Russell, Paul G. Smyth, and many other improvising musicians; and has exhibited sound art and visual installations around the world.
He has collaborated with, amongst others, painter Tadanoori Yokoo, artist Mariko Mori, Hiroshi Sugimoto; and composed and recorded for film maker David Lynch. He featured as part of Sonic Boom, at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2000 and as part of the Royal Academy’s ‘Apocalypse’ exhibition in 2001.
Iris Ederer : voice
Austrian born musician Iris Ederer is a versatile singer who is at home in various styles of music from jazz to contemporary composition and free improvisation. She has always been fascinated by the shapes and sounds available either inside or outside of songs, irrespective of idiom.
James O’Sullivan : electric guitar
Using a combination of feedback, conventional guitar techniques, and instrumental preparations, London-based electric guitarist James O’ Sullivan exploits the full sonic potential of electric guitar, amplifier and the environment in which both are placed.
His interest in improvisation, recording and performance has led him to record and perform internationally, both solo, and with numerous improvised music groups. More longstanding arrangements include Found Drowned, a power-trio with Pete Marsh and Paul May, and his collaboration with Thanos Chrysakis on several releases on the Aural Terrains exploratory music label. His debut solo album ‘feed back couple’, was released on the Forwind label in 2011.
David O’Connor : saxophone
David O’Connor plays saxophone and flute in largely experimental improvised settings. He has played with people. He has played in various spaces. He has been barked at by an angry dog whilst playing. He has been harangued by a drunk woman who took personal offence at his playing. He likes coffee, cats and long walks along the beach at sunset.