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Ed Lucas (Trombone), NO Moore (Electric guitar), Rachel Musson (Saxes, Steve Noble (Percussion)
Ed Lucas is co-organiser (with Daniel Kordik) of the Earshots label – their long running trombone and synth duo led to the beginning of the concert series and label. He has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond. http://earshots.org/
NO Moore generally plays electric guitar with effects. Electric guitar has, in the past few years, transcended its 1970s image as the authentic tool of ‘serious’ self-expression, and Moore is interested to contribute to this renewed exploration of what the electric guitar might be. He draws regular inspiration from listening to recordings by Pauline Oliveros, Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra, Éliane Radigue, Else Marie Pade, Derek Bailey, Maggi Payne, La Monte Young, and Albert Collins. He can be heard on the recent Matchless Recordings release ‘Darkened, yet shone’, as well as releases by the London Experimental Ensemble.
Moore has played live with several great musicians including John Butcher, Rachel Musson, Steve Noble, John Edwards, Alan Wilkinson, Sue Lynch, Crystabel Riley, Rohan de Saram, Phil Durrant, and Steve Beresford. He is a regular collaborator with Eddie Prévost.
Moore spent his formative years in social housing in Dover, Kent. He completed his PhD in law in 2007 and has a master’s degree in architectural history. He has published on themes relating to the urban, financialization, the films of Claire Denis and Wim Wenders, William S Burroughs and control, and Gilles Deleuze. He is currently working on a book addressing the twinned themes of decision and potential. In his spare time, he makes synth and drum-machine based music in a project called ‘Breaking up in the atmosphere’. http://breakingupintheatmosphere.bandcamp.com
Photo by Graham Silcock
Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, including a trio with Hannah Marshall and Julie Kjaer, a duo with vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, and a trio with Mark Sanders and John Edwards. She has released two albums under her own name, one featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Tatterdemalion, Babel Records), and one featuring her ensemble Skein (Flight Line, F-ire Recorded Music). She also plays with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Alex Ward’s Quintet and Sextet, as well as with a variety of other musicians on the fluid European improvising scene. http://rachelmusson.com
Steve Noble is London’s leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O’Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey’s excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book ‘Improvisation; its nature and practise’. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins).