New Music for Old Machines
Thu 20 Apr 2017
EVERYMAN BISTRO, 8PM
£7 on the door
The radio, the reel to reel tape recorder, minidisc, cassette; Obscure digital and degraded analogue technologies; The near-antiques of electrically amplified strings and the ancient mechanics of the horsehair bow abstracted into intriguing new forms through extended techniques.
Benjamin D. Duvall of critically acclaimed experimental trio Ex-Easter Island Head presents four concerts showcasing adventurous new experimental music.
Thursday 20 April
Sealionwoman + The Gentle Sex + TBC
This first season of performances encompasses the shamanic, devotional drones of French composer/violinist Agathe Max and bassist Gareth Turner's KURO; Self described "Corporate Raga" from Liverpool underground legend Maund.
New electronic works for analogue machinery from Napalm Death co-founder Nicholas Bullen; Eerie experimental songcraft and idiosyncratic atmospheres from London voice and double bass duo Sealionwoman; Music for prepared fender rhodes, tape machines, electronics and motors from composers Michael Cutting and Vitalija Glovackyte under their Kinder Meccano moniker.
Legendary percussionist, composer and improviser Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now) and double-drumming minimalists Rattle deconstructing the modern drum-set, and Ex-Easter Island Head appearing in solo mode with a mesmeric new work for AM radios and prepared guitars.
NWFOM is a meeting point between self-taught idiosyncrasy, formal training and genre-blurring conceptual approaches to sound and performance. With visual contributions and staging from like-minded visual artists, the aim is to transform the Bistro into an immersive space for creative exploration.
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