Rusted Tone Recordings live: Andrew Heath & Anne Chris Bakker upcoming release, ‘A Gift for the Ephemerist’ (RTR021) + support from Matt Atkins, Andrew Sherwell, and Kevin Buckland.
Sunday 6 October – doors 7.30pm – start 8pm | £7 adv / £9 otd BUY TICKETS
Andrew Heath & Anne Chris Bakker
The collaboration between Dutch, ambient guitarist Anne Chris Bakker and British, minimal pianist and sound-recordist Andrew Heath, is overwhelmingly informed both by an open, minimal landscape and a love of process, allowing lower case sounds to form as you would unfold a map – each section revealing a new and uncharted vista.
They finally met when Andrew invited Chris to play in the UK’s Resound festival cementing a friendship and mutual admiration of each other’s music. Andrew then visited Chris in the north of the Netherlands for a week of inspired improvisation – spending their time gathering field recordings, composing and of course, cycling. A huge volume of work was produced, painstakingly edited over the next few months into ‘A Gift for the Ephemerist’. Pause and contemplate, for here, suspended in time and place, are modulating drones, fragile notes, texture and immersive driftscapes which shimmer and pulse with half-glimpsed melodies that seem to hang in the air.
Matt Atkins is a London based sound and visual artist whose principle interests are reductionism, chance, repetition and texture. He uses objects, percussion instruments, occasionally a laptop and cassette recorders to create sound collages in both the recorded medium and live, usually in collaborative performances. He is a regular attendee of Eddie Prevost’s London Improviser’s Workshop.
He has recently released his work on the labels Falt, Midnight Circles, Invisible City Records, and TQ. He also runs his own label, Minimal Resource Manipulation, whose back catalogue is included in the British Library’s sound archive as well as playing drums in Crumbling Ghost, Newts and Smallgang.
Working only with highly processed recordings of choirs (both live and charity shop LPs) plus field recording from churches and cathedrals throughout Europe, Andrew Sherwell’s murky devotional drones have been released on Whitelabrecs, Shimmering Moods Records and now Rusted Tone Recordings.
Kevin is a composer, electronic musician, improviser, field-recordist, photographer and sometime solo bassist. He is currently studying for a PhD in Music (electroacoustic composition/ sonic art) at the University of Birmingham.
He has recorded and played with various ensembles and artists around the UK, France and Holland. His music has been played on UK, European and Canadian radio shows, and has featured at installations and exhibitions around the UK; including the 2016 Lightworks event in Grimsby, the recent Sounding Images exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Art in Birmingham, and last years highly successful Token Victory exhibition at IKLECTIK in London.
He founded the Quietest Records label in December 2017; this is a label dedicated to quiet, contemplative, meditational, drone, ambient and classical music. His music; including his very large back catalogue is available through his Bandcamp page.