Overtones and Undertones #2
Thursday 12 January 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | First Act: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.
Tickets: £10.50 Advance / £12 OTD https://link.dice.fm/x62fdf17e178
With Hans Koch (clarinet) – Jonas Kocher (accordion) – Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics); Graham Dunning (turntable & electronics) – Cath Roberts (electronics); Phil Durrant (amplified objects, dulcimer stick & electronics) – Marjolaine Charbin (piano, objects, contact mics, voice) – Jackie Walduck (vibraphone & electronics)
Following on the success of ‘Overtones and Undertones #1, we present a second concert of acoustic, electro-acoustic, electronic improvised music featuring musicians who explore overtones, microtones and subharmonics. The use of multiphonics, contact mics and electronics creates a rich bed of overtones, which sonically interact with precise chords and extended techniques. Feedback and oscillating systems and electro acoustic treatments, accentuate harmonic clusters and undertones fashioned from subharmonics, creating an ever-evolving soundscape.
We are particularly pleased to feature Trio Koch, Kocher, & Badrutt. Playing since 2014, this trio consists of three major figures of the Swiss improvised music scene. They play a subtle electro-acoustic improvised music, blending acoustic sources and electronics in a surprising way to create a music full of unpredictable events.
The concert will also feature the second performance of the Phil Durrant, Marjolaine Charbin, Jackie Walduck trio and the world premiere of a new duo of Graham Dunning and Cath Roberts.
Phil Durrant – amplified objects, dulcimer stick & electronics
Marjolaine Charbin – piano, objects, contact mics, voice
Jackie Walduck – vibraphone & electronics
Graham Dunning – turntable & electronics
Cath Roberts – electronics
Hans Koch – clarinet
Jonas Kocher – accordion
Gaudenz Badrutt – electronics
Hans Koch (*1948), bass clarinet, saxophone, electronics) is mainly known as a member of the Hardcore Chambermusic Trio Koch-Schütz-Studer, but also as a soloist as well as for his collaborations with Phil Minton, Fred Frith, Paul Lovens etc. As a bass clarinet player he has developed a very personal style. Since the nineties he has been working with electronics as an extension of the saxes/clarinets as well as with sampling/sequencing using a laptop.
Jonas Kocher‘s work explores the relationships between tone, noise and silence and the process of listening, this as improviser as well as in his compositions. As accordionist he works exclusively in improvised and conceptual contexts, performing with Jacques Demierre, Axel Dörner a.o.
The electronic musician Gaudenz Badrutt (*1972) is mainly known as one half of the electroacoustic duo strøm (together with Christian Müller, (electronics and bass clarinet), as well as soloist, member of Koch, Kocher & Badrutt or the Baldrian Quartet. Gaudenz Badrutt’s music focuses on a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices.
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. Durrant performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN as well as the international electronic ensemble MIMEO with Keith Rowe, Kaff Matthews, Thomas Lehn a.o.
Marjolaine Charbin plays piano with an ever-mutating mix of keyboard technique and various inside-piano techniques using hands, objects, voice and contact microphones. Her sound sometimes evokes electronic music. Recent collaborations include Eddie Prevost, Jennifer Allum, Ute Kanngiesser, Angharad Davies, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Dominic Lash, Ed Lukas and Ken Ikeda. Marjolaine is currently supported by Arts Council England to develop her practice, focusing on developing her language for solo performance.
Jackie Walduck is a composer and vibraphone player, whose work explores the meeting points between composition and improvisation, and their impact on ensemble performance. She has performed across the UK, Europe and in the Middle East. Currently, Jackie co-directs Ethereal World with flautist Rowland Sutherland. Both a band and a club night, ‘Ethereal World’ presents improvised music from some of the UK’s most exciting players drawn from contemporary classical, free improvisation and cross cultural jazz. Her composition Sensing Nature was performed by Jackie’s ensemble ‘Tactile’, which brings together blind, VI and sighted musicians, and explores tactile composition and non-visual communication in music.
Graham Dunning’s work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, and Europe, and shown solo sound installations in the UK, New Zealand and USA.
Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her primary outlet as a composer and improviser on baritone saxophone is the band Sloth Racket, which has toured widely and released several albums. She also improvises using live electronics and objects. Cath co-runs LUME with Dee Byrne, producing concerts, tours and festivals since 2013 and releasing music on their offshoot label Luminous. With Tom Ward and Colin Webster she organises BRÅK, an improvised music series taking place in Brockley, South East London.
Thanks for the financial support go to the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.
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