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Rodrigo Constanzo – 9 May 2012

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Rodrigo Constanzo will be performing a live set of improvised music using his ‘drums’ setup which includes very little drums at all. A three piece, nearly child’s sized kit, is modified, and augmented by home made electronic instruments including a three tiered zither like instrument, ‘electronic whisks’, circuit-bent drum machines, a nearly endless amount of brick-a-brack, and a vibrating sex toy, for good measure.

The recent addition of a laptop and monome controller adds an additional layer of glitched out electronics including realtime concatenative synthesis and live sampling/processing.

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Rodrigo Constanzo is a Spanish-American performer and composer living in Manchester, England.  He is an avid improviser and performs regularly using home made electro acoustic, and modified electronic instruments. He has performed at the FUTURESONIC and Manchester Jazz Festivals in Manchester, the SOUND Festival in Aberdeen, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.  He has released several CDs including an improv duo CD with Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, and most recently, I AM YOUR DENSITY, a large ensemble improv composition which includes the graphic score with it. He is currently working towards an MA in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Manchester and involved in several projects including Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern, an improv based performance-art group. He also co-runs The Noise Upstairs, an improv collective and label which puts on monthly nights and quarterly workshops in Manchester and Sheffield.

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 PRESS:

Rodrigo Constanzo plucked and bowed his box of trinkets and drum kit in screeching entrancement. Often touching the surface of free jazz drumming, Rodrigo captured his audience with trails of chimes, mostly portraying hostility through non-traditional instruments such as whisks and melodica tubes.” – Ross Cotton Area Magazine

At times you come across something of a little unknown gem. Rodrigo uses burss of noise using drums and other instruments, strange oscillator drones, spaced out with silence to provide some very interesting experimental music.” – Andrew Miles Circuitbent.info

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(photo by Martin Wilson)

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Who
Rodrigo Constanzo - 9 May 2012
When
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
1 Mowbray Street
Sheffield S3 8EN
Other Info
Rodrigo Constanzo is a Spanish-American performer and composer living in Manchester, England. He is an avid improviser and performs regularly using home made electro acoustic, and modified electronic instruments. He has performed at the FUTURESONIC and Manchester Jazz Festivals in Manchester, the SOUND Festival in Aberdeen, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He has released several CDs including an improv duo CD with Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, and most recently, I AM YOUR DENSITY, a large ensemble improv composition which includes the graphic score with it. He is currently working towards an MA in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Manchester and involved in several projects including Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern, an improv based performance-art group. He also co-runs The Noise Upstairs, an improv collective and label which puts on monthly nights and quarterly workshops in Manchester and Sheffield.

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PRESS:
“Rodrigo Constanzo plucked and bowed his box of trinkets and drum kit in screeching entrancement. Often touching the surface of free jazz drumming, Rodrigo captured his audience with trails of chimes, mostly portraying hostility through non-traditional instruments such as whisks and melodica tubes.” – Ross Cotton Area Magazine

“At times you come across something of a little unknown gem. Rodrigo uses burss of noise using drums and other instruments, strange oscillator drones, spaced out with silence to provide some very interesting experimental music.” – Andrew Miles Circuitbent.info

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