Blood Music + Andy Spragg + Will Montgomery

IKLECTIK presents,

Blood Music + Andy Spragg + Will Montgomery

Tuesday 22 November 2022 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm

Tickets: £8 Advance / £10 OTD

Beats and noise: Blood Music, Andy Spragg and Will Montgomery present new rhythm-based music that interfaces, this way and that, with their poetry commitments. Each performer puts textures and tensions modulated by verbal sensibilities into play with oblique sequencing, de-kiltered patterns and ambiguous auditory objects. Expect: hums and rasps, unmetered surges, dissolving silences, sublimated rage. Disc Jacky will dazzle up the intermissions.


Blood Music (performance)
Andy Spragg (performance)
Will Montgomery (performance)
disc jacky (entr’acte DJ)

Blood Music

Under the name Blood Music, Simon Pomery has presented sound works at venues and festivals across Europe and Japan, including Berlin Atonal, Les Urbaines, Elevate, Incubate, Supernormal, Wysing, Café Oto, Iklectik. He has released records on Diagonal, Superpang, dingn\dents, and The Tapeworm. In 2023 Simon will be a Composer-in-Residence at the Elektronmusik Studion, in Stockholm, where he will use a Halldorophone to work on a new piece of Blood Music. He has published two books of poetry: FOUR PINTS OF GUINNESS FOR TONY CONRAD (FLUF, 2019), and Popular Songs (Sonic Poetics, 2022).

Andy Spragg

Andrew Spragg lives in London. Critical pieces and poetry have appeared in Bonafide, Chicago Review, Hix Eros, The Quietus, PN Review, Poetry London, Poetry Review and Poetry Wales. Recent books include Dogtown, (2018, with the artist Beth Hopkins) and O Buster (Runamok 2021). OoP, a collected works of earlier pamphlets, was published with Veer2 in Autumn 2022. He has written extensively on hip-hop and other forms of music, and he recently began releasing audio collages via the Run Amok label on Bandcamp.

Will Montgomery

Will Montgomery has been making music since 2005. His work has appeared on labels including nonvisualobjects, Entr’acte and Winds Measure. He wrote for Wire magazine for 20 years from the early 90s. He is the co-editor of the essay collection Writing the Field Recording (2018). He teaches modernist and contemporary poetry and poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London. His most recent audio releases are a collaboration with the poet Carol Watts, Inoculate Me, and After Black Pond, which responds to a text by Allen Fisher. A new album is forthcoming on the Sonic Poetics label.

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