Lawrence Casserley and Friends
Sun 30 April; Doors – 3:30pm, Music – 4PM | £8 / £6 conc.
“Last year I presented a series of concerts in London celebrating my 75th birthday. I enjoyed the series so much that I decided to offer another. The first of these features a south German group who appear in the UK only rarely, and a London based group who have not all played together for a while.” -Lawrence Casserley
Set 1: TRIONYS
Exuberantly experimental, TRIONYS break the boundaries between experimental rock, jazz and the avant-garde in a restless pursuit of new music. Their music moves effortlessly between composed and improvised material. Pianist Rainer Bürck, percussionist Martin Bürck and violinist GünterMarx combine electronic synthesis and live processing with their acoustic instruments, creating a music that thrives on the tension between them.
Set 2: HyperYak
HyperYak is a unique fusion of musical worlds. From traditional Mongolian overtone singing, through gongs, bowls and ethnic flutes to invented instruments and modern electronic processing, Michael Ormiston (voice, instruments), Jeffrey Higley (singing bowls, etc), Simon Desorgher (flutes, etc) and Lawrence Casserley (percussion, signal processing instrument) create a magical landscape; “HyperYak are unafraid to create snorting, shaggy music with heavyweight ambitions.” Clive Bell, The Wire
Set 3: HTyRpIeOrNYYaSk
Two formidable ensembles combine forces in a unique collaboration. While I have performed with Trionys several times, the others have not had that opportunity before. Expect an exciting ride!