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Feb
5

Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker – 26 February 2019

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Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker are good friends and creative collaborators whose wide-ranging work encompasses folklore, instrument design, visual arts, noise, harmony, intuition, arcana, field recordings, tinctures, icy swims, moors and mills. Except when it doesn’t. http://www.folkloretapes.co.uk http://www.samandtheplants.co.uk What […]

Feb
24

strikethrough me & you – 13 March 2014

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strikethrough me & you is a duo between Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae which explores improvisation through battle and game pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfksFWRlqk https://vimeo.com/82950622 http://www.rodrigoconstanzo.com http://www.samandreae.com Click here to download the performances Who strikethrough me & you When Thursday, March 13, […]

Nov
1

Linda Jankowska – 14 November 2013

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I believe in experience. In the immaterial impact of experience, because it’s the only thing that lasts. I am an active performer in the field of contemporary classical music. In that context I perform as a member of the Distractfold […]

Aug
3

Nicolas Dobson & Anton Hunter – 8 August 2013

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Nicolas Dobson is a drummer / violinist from Skipton who grew up in the punk / DIY / noise scenes of Leeds and Manchester while simultaneously getting a classical education at the RNCM. Since 2005 he has been mainly playing […]

Jul
8

Strotter Inst. – 11 July 2013

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Strotter Inst. from Switzerland creates music through the use of old, modified, Lenco-turntables which he modifies and manipulates in countless ways. Rubber bands are affixed to the rotating turntable and plucked by the stylus, records have tape affixed in patterns […]

Jun
8

Sixth Birthday! feat. Norm Skipp & Bethan Roberts – 13 June 2013

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South Manchester’s Premier Free-Improvisation Session celebrates it’s SIXTH BIRTHDAY!! Six years ago the kind folk at Fuel agreed to let us make some hideous noises in their upstairs room, and thanks to your and their ongoing support we’re still here […]

Apr
1

Phil Marks & Rodrigo Constanzo – 9 May 2013

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Phillip Marks was involved in performance and organisation of innovative musical events in Manchester for many years until moving to Halifax in 2011. He plays with electro-acoustic band Bark! and has collaborated for many years with pianist Stephen Grew and […]

Mar
3

Tout Croche – 11 April 2013

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Tout Croche is Stephen Harvey & Dominic Thibault A haven of post-genre sonic experimentation Music making that marvels at noise From beautiful ambience to digital distortion www.toutcroche.com The Howl Won’t Be Silent  Improvised set Utilizing only the simplest of apparatus: […]

Feb
22

Andrew Cheetham & David Birchall – 14 March 2013

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“Drums & guitar riffing improv” The Wire “Andrew Cheetham and David Birchall create a psychedelic maelstrom of sound that threatens to atomise your walls” Mojo “The duo has a great artistic empathy going on between them that gives birth to […]

Feb
22

Andrew Cheetham & David Birchall – 13 March 2013

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“Drums & guitar riffing improv” The Wire “Andrew Cheetham and David Birchall create a psychedelic maelstrom of sound that threatens to atomise your walls” Mojo “The duo has a great artistic empathy going on between them that gives birth to […]

Jan
6

Sam Andreae – 10 January 2013

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“I’ve been working for some years now on live electronics, I mostly use analogue and homemade gear. Noise boxes, pick-ups, contact mics, etc… I’ve spent much time considering how to integrate the electronic components with my acoustic saxophone playing and […]

Jan
6

Mick Beck Trio – 9 January 2013

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On the free scene since 1980, as an improvising big band leader to solo performer, Mick is known for his energy and originality: his playing covers the full emotional gamut from heartbreaking to mischievous, and from abstracts to compelling swing. […]

Dec
11

Wolf Scarers Quartet – 13 December 2012

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Wolf Scarers, formed in 2010 by Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, are a sax duo who play improvisations that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor sax tradition, via, possibly, […]

Nov
1

Wire Assembly – 8 November 2012

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WIRE ASSEMBLY Neil Carver/Ian Simpson/John Jasnoch: electric guitars The guitar trio Wire Assembly have been resurrected/disinterred after 20 years of hibernation. John Jasnoch and Neil Carver have coerced Ian Simpson into being the Third Man. Covering an enormous range of […]

Sep
4

Sonia Paço-Rocchia – 11 October 2012

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Sonia Paço-Rocchia [sonja’ pa’so rɔ’kja] is a young artist who took a degree in instrumental and Electro-Acoustic Composition from the Université de Montréal after a double collegial diploma in natural sciences and music. She studied composition with Michel Tétreault, José […]

Sep
4

Sonia Paço-Rocchia – 10 October 2012

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Sonia Paço-Rocchia [sonja’ pa’so rɔ’kja] is a young artist who took a degree in instrumental and Electro-Acoustic Composition from the Université de Montréal after a double collegial diploma in natural sciences and music. She studied composition with Michel Tétreault, José […]

Aug
21

Richard Knight – 13 September 2012

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Raised in the surroundings of conflicting natural beauty and industrial decay of northern England, many of Knight’s primary influences are based around the clash between organic and electronic. He began producing music and playing in diverse experimental bands/projects in and […]

Aug
16

Fernando Perales – 12 September 2012

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Fernando Perales/Viva La Muerte “the Andrei Rublev experience” tour/Europe/2012 Fernando Perales, musician, performer, cinema critic and box trainer, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971. He is one of the most important figures of the experimental music and […]

Jun
22

John Pope – 9 August 2012

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John Pope on a mini-tour from his native Newcastle, presents a solo improvisation for double bass and tape recorders. John is a fine composer and improviser and has run projects such as the Improvisers Orchestra of the North (ION) based […]

Jun
22

John Pope – 8 August 2012

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John Pope on a mini-tour from his native Newcastle, presents a solo improvisation for double bass and tape recorders. John is a fine composer and improviser and has run projects such as the Improvisers Orchestra of the North (ION) based […]

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