Wastell / Durrant / Vogel / Marino

0 Posted by - November 23, 2018 - Music: past

IKLECTIK presents,

Mark Wastell / Phil Durrant / Sabine Vogel / Luigi Marino

Wed 13 Feb – doors 8.00pm – music 8.30pm | £6 adv / £8 door  BUY TICKETS (fees apply)

Three sets of improvised music: 

Mark Wastell: tam-tam, gongs, cymbals, objects

Phil Durrant: modular synth

Sabine Vogel: flutes and electronics

Luigi Marino: zarb, bowed cymbals, electronics

1) Uccello Acquatico (Sabine Vogel / Luigi Marino)

The subtle sonic world of Uccello Acquatico lands for the first time in the UK. The ongoing collaboration between Sabine Vogel and Luigi Marino explores every sound as a microcosmos that expands quietly, blossoming into a colourful twist of unpredictable ramifications.

2) Mark Wastell / Phil Durrant

Phil Durrant and Mark Wastell have been close musical colleagues since first performing together in Chris Burn’s Ensemble in 1997. Their shared experiences over the following two decades have included the groups Assumed Possibilities, Open, Quatuor Accorde, Strings with Evan Parker and more recently a newly formed drone unit with Bill Thompson and Mark Wastell’s ongoing large formation THE SEEN.

3) A first time quartet. Mark Wastell / Phil Durrant / Sabine Vogel / Luigi Marino

Mark Wastell: tam-tam, gongs, cymbals, objects

Phil Durrant: modular synth

Sabine Vogel: flutes and electronics

Luigi Marino: zarb, bowed cymbals, electronics


Mark Wastell has been active as a musician since 1995, making his initial concerts with the trio IST featuring Rhodri Davies and Simon H. Fell. He has performed and recorded extensively and has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Evan Parker, Lasse Marhaug, John Tilbury, Mattin, Mark Sanders, Tony Conrad, Tim Barnes, Bernhard Günter, Keith Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Burkhard Beins, Paul Dunmall, David Toop, Alan Wilkinson, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Julie Tippetts, Alan Skidmore and David Sylvian. Mark also runs the Confront Recordings record label.


Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts.

As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the “group voice approach” style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more “reductionist” approach.

Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Phil Maguire, Bill Thompson, Mark Sanders, Lee Patterson and drone concerts with Mark Wastell, Phi Julian, Rhrodri Davies, Bill Thompson, using an analogue/digital modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick and a quartet with Sue Lynch, Hutch Demouilpied and Dave Fowler.

Durrant still performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN.




As a flute player Sabine Vogel focuses on sound and improvisation, using extended techniques, both acoustic as well as electronic, creating a very personal contemporary language for the flute.

Also, she creates site-specific work in the natural environment as well as concert installations and performances relating to her work outside in the fields.

Projects and concerts lead her around whole Europe, America and Australia.

Besides UCCELLO ACQUATICO, her current projects are:

KOPFÜBERWELLE, a duo for flute and church organ with Australian pianist/organist Chris Abrahams, HATIFNATTEN, a duo with singer and voice artist Ute Wassermann, ORNIS, an audio-visual duo with British artist Kathy Hinde,

LANDSCAPE QUARTET, an enviromental soundart project with Bennett Hogg, Matt Sansom and Stefan Österjö. She is a member of the SPLITTER ORCHESTER, a 24 piece improvising orchestra, based in Berlin.

Sabine Vogel has played and worked a.o. with George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Arto Lindsay, Tony Buck, Jim Denley, Alex Nowitz, Andrea Neumann, Ensemble KNM Berlin etc



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Luigi Marino is a musician based in London. His work focuses on networks able to display relationships between human and nonhuman actors, with particular attention to how intuitive decisions can profoundly affect pre-existing conditions. He is an active improvisor performing on both electronic media and percussion, especially zarb and bowed custom cymbals.

Besides Uccello Acquatico, he regularly performs solo, in duo with Michael Thieke and Mark Wastell, in trio with Giancarlo Schiaffini and Eugenio Colombo, and with both Mark Wastell and Phil Durrant in the former’s large ensemble THE SEEN.


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