John Butcher / Ni Vu Ni Connu LP launch

IKLECTIK presents,

John Butcher / Ni Vu Ni Connu LP launch
with John Edwards, Angharad Davies, Pat Thomas & Mark Sanders

Tuesday 5 April 2022 | 8pm [7:30pm doors]

Tickets: £8 Advance / £10 OTD

An evening to celebrate the release of a 5 vinyl LP series, recorded by groups curated by John Butcher at “ausland” in Berlin. This series, on the “Ni Vu Ni Connu” label, will continue with the live recording of tonight’s duo and quartet for the next two records.

John Butcher (sax) & John Edwards (bass) duo
John Butcher (sax), Angharad Davies (violin), Pat Thomas (electronics) & Mark Sanders (drums)

Artists Bio

John Butcher

by Laurent Orseau

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 pieces and explorations with feedback and unusual acoustics. Since the mid 80s he has collaborated with hundreds of musicians – including Derek Bailey, Matt Shipp, Eddie Prévost, Joe McPhee, John Stevens’ SME, Okkyung Lee, Keiji Haino and Butch Morris.

John Edwards 

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.

Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style – embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill. 

Angharad Davies

Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist based in London 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 Common Objects, Cranc and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Richard Dawson, Gwenno, Roberta Jean, Jack McNamara, Rie Nakajima, Tim Parkinson, Eliane Radigue, Georgia Ruth and J.G.Thirlwell. Most of her records are released on Another Timbre but she also has releases on Absinth Records, Confrontrecords, Emanem, Potlatch and winds measure recordings.Her first orchestral piece was commissioned by LCMF in 2019.

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders has worked with a host of renowned musicians including Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Mathew Shipp, Evan Parker, Roswell Rudd, Wadada Leo Smith and trios with Charles Gayle with Sirone and William Parker. He has a lengthy discography including a solo album, has performed internationally and played at major festivals including, Nickelsdorf, Ulrichsburg, Womad and notably at Glastonbury with legendary saxophonist John Tchicai.

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