Thursday 15 March doors 8pm – music 8.30pm | £9/£7 concs.
Pressure Observations #05
The quartet will present four new pieces for a range of instrumentation including cello, computer, percussion, glass harp, violin, flutes and electronics.
Felt is a supple solid product… an anti-fabric. It implies no separation of threads, no intertwining, only an entanglement of fibers obtained by fulling (for example, by rolling the block of fibers back and forth). What becomes entangled are the microscales of the fibers. An aggregate of intrication of this kind is in no way homogeneous: it is nevertheless smooth, and contrasts point by point with the space of fabric (it is in principle infinite, open, and unlimited in every direction; it has neither top nor bottom nor center; it does not assign fixed and mobile elements but rather distributes a continuous variation).
Deleuze / Guattari – A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance. Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Apartment House, Cranc, Common Objects, Richard Dawson’s band and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Jack McNamara, Eliane Radigue, Juliet Stephenson and J.G.Thirlwell.
Simon Allen is interested in the interchangeability of notations, written word and images, exploring their correspondence as modes of communication. His recent work for solo double bass and moving images Empty Air Thickens was premiered In Helsinki last autumn by Nathan Thomson & Marek Pluciennik. As both composer and director he was commissioned for the Cultural Olympiad to make a large scale work Resonance At The Still Point Of Change for live instrumental ensemble, voices, multiple film projections and lights. In the theatre he specializes in merging composition with live sound design using repurposed objects, modified instruments and electronics as well as more traditional approaches. CD releases include Feldman’s epic 5 hour trio For Philip Guston with John Tilbury and Carla Rees, and a forthcoming release for Another Timbre as a member of Ensemble Grizzana playing new works by Magnus Granberg & Jurg Frey. Simon also plays with Swedish based ensemble Skogen and is looking forward to a new recording project in 2018 with percussionist Martin Pyne, his collaborator since the mid 80s.
Sandro Mussida is a London-based composer and cellist. His work questions the identity of musical languages and traditions. In particular, he investigates the interaction between acoustic/classical and electric, electronic fields, writing for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments. His work is published and distributed by Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworms, Blume Editions.
Jan Hendrickse is a composer, improvisor and sound artist. He is currently completing a PhD in composition and it relationship to improvisation. Jan has been the presenter of the BBC Internet broadcast journey The musical Nomad which researched music and culture in Central Asia in the post-soviet period. His research into collaborative practice Trans-cultural Arts Practice is published in The Reflective Conservatoire (Ashgate/GSMD) and he has recently been a research associate at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he teaches. He is also currently the recipient of a PhD studentship at the University of Kent. His research interests include freely improvised music, site-specific and socially-engaged practices. Jan also plays ney flute which he has studies with Kudsi Erguner and Omer Erdogdular.
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