Tuesday 10 September, 7.30pm. £5/4 concessions. Tickets on door.
Brussels based sound artist Yann Leguay is a true media saboteur. His flagrant disregard for the accepted norms of audio behaviour appropriates industrial machinery for the playback of audio media: using an angle grinder to perform the live destruction of a microphone or to playback a CD at dizzying speed. His release activity is equally deviant, releasing a 7” single without a central hole and a record composed from recordings of vinyl being scratched by scalpel. His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label which overlays several grooves onto a single record, causing randomised playback.
DOM LASH & GREG STUART & SAMUEL RODGERS
Dominic Lash is a freely improvising double bassist and composer he has played with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Evan Parker and the late Steve Reid. His current projects include the Dominic Lash Quartet and the Set Ensemble.
Greg Stuart has become renowned globally in recent years for his work with composer Michael Pisaro, creating dense aggregates from meticulous recordings of extended percussion techniques. In 2013 he has released the auspicious debut of new Erstwhile offshoot erstAEU, a duo with Joe Panzner, one of the most highly praised experimental albums of the year so far.
STEPHEN CORNFORD & PATRICK FARMER
Although they have worked together for almost four years Stephen Cornford & Patrick Farmer had never performed as a duo until recording the collection of brutalist field recordings launched on this tour. Patrick has been a percussionist since the age of 12 when his mother bought him his first drum kit, eight years later he spent six months studying Hindustani Tabla with Pandit Nayan Ghosh. Ever restless, for this tour he has picked up a reel to reel player in the hope that its motors will surpass his expectations and objects. Stephen is a sculptor who reconfigures the mechanical media of old. On this tour he will attempt to simultaneously transcribe and playback Patrick’s playing onto blank vinyl in real time, he will fail.
JACK HARRIS, DANIEL JONES & SAMUEL RODGERS
Jack Harris is an improvising musican and recordist based in the UK.
Daniel Jones is an improvising musician based in Brighton. One third of the groups Loris (with Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes) and Tierce (with Jez Riley French and Ivan Palacky) he has released music on the Another Timbre, Cathnor, Engraved Glass and Roeba labels.
Samuel Rodgers is a Birmingham based sound artist and composer/improviser whose work explores acoustic phenomena and develops haptic relationships to sounding objects and spaces.