John Butcher & Langham Research Centre

IKLECTIK presents,

John Butcher & Langham Research Centre

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Doors: 8pm | First Act: 8:30pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.

Tickets: £11.50 Advance / £13 OTD

The first performance of a new collaboration between saxophonist John Butcher and musique concrète ensemble Langham Research Centre. Marking the release of their first recording together, this is an immersive evening of listening exploring improvised textures.

Langham Research Centre

Langham Research Centre is a group devoted to auth­entic perfor­mances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instru­ment­arium of vintage analogue devices.

John Butcher

John Butcher is well known as a saxophonist who attempts to engage with the uniqueness of time and place. His music ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked works and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Since the early 80s he has collaborated with hundreds of artists – including Eddie Prévost, Akio Suzuki, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee, Derek Bailey, Christian Marclay and Rhodri Davies. He also values occasional encounters, ranging from the WDR Sinfonieorchester to duos with Keiji Haino, David Toop, Joe McPhee and Sophie Agnel. Recent compositions include “Tarab Cuts” (shortlisted for a British Composer’s Award) and “the HCMF commission “Fluid Fixations” for 14 players.

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