Lawrence Casserley and Friends – 2017 – Concert 2
Sunday 23 July Doors 3.30pm Music 4pm | £8/6 – BUY TICKETS; Facebook event link
The purpose of this series is to bring together a cross-section of contemporary sound artists built around improvised music and electronic sound manipulation. This programme presents three long-established artists in a fresh combination, contrasted with an impressive young duo, who are part of the dynamic new London scene.
Electro-Phonic Art Trio
Phillip Wachsmann came to free improvisation from a predominantly classical background, particularly via the contemporary experiments of “indeterminacy, graphic and prose-based scores, conceptualism and electroacoustics, listening to Webern, Partch, Ives, Berio and Varèse, reading ‘Die Reihe’ and interrogating the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic preoccupations of Western art music. He has worked with most of the leading lights of European improvised music, and created a unique approach to violin music.
Trevor Taylor’s background came through boys brigade drumming, then jazz, big band and increasingly improvised music. He created FMR Records, Soundworld music books and Avant magazine. He continues to have an intensely varied involvement with the contemporary music scene on many fronts – the list of musicians with whom he has worked is enormous and varied. The eclecticism of his experience crosses pretty well every boundary. He brings this breadth and depth to all his music-making.
Lawrence Casserley is celebrating fifty years of involvement with electronic music making. His special interest in live performance electronic music has been a constant feature of his work, ranging from UK premieres of works by Stockhausen and others, through a range of compositions for instruments and electronic processing to his more recent work with his Signal Processing Instrument and his focus on free improvised music. He has performed and recorded with many of the leading European free improvisers and continues to enjoy creating new collaborations.
Philipp and Trevor have performed and recorded together many times, as have Lawrence and Philipp. This will be the debut appearance of a fascinating new group, the Electro-Phonic Art Trio.
Far Rainbow are Bobby Barry and Emily Mary Barnett. They play improvised sound with drums, percussion, synths, electrical crackle, feedback, plastic bags, paper, echo. But these are only the materials; Far Rainbow build soundscapes that live, and throb with life, and create vast neo-psychedelic slabs of gradually developing sound that somehow feel like natural processes. Their recent release “Somewhere Out There Was The Wave” is “a single expanding piece created from murky drones and loops and ominous percussion, the work has enormous dynamic control and intensity that sustains interest for its full duration.” Expect an exciting and dynamic set from this great young duo.