Browsing articles tagged with " percussion"
Sep
23

Drift Ensemble – 11 October 2018

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Comprising composer-improvisers, percussion, violin, recorder, soprano and electronics, DriftEnsemble specializes in presenting experimental contemporary music. Our collective integrates each individual’s making, demonstrating the multidisciplinary practices – composition and interpretation, improvisation, live-electronic MAX/MSP coding, musicological thinking – we engage. Media link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr187RYKYOOVSbDD7Q5WJfw […]

Oct
5

Kate Armitage+Gary Fisher / Ctrl Freq – 12 October 2017

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Kate Armitage and Gary Fisher will bring together their unique individual styles of improvisation for a collaborative performance involving found objects, percussion and other curious noises. There will be discord, humour and possibly, moments of harmony. Kate’s debut solo album […]

Jun
21

Ghost Mind – 13 July 2017

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Ghost Mind consists of Jon Andriessen on guitar, kalimba and effects, Pete Robson’s horns and Stuart Wilding on percussion. All this combined with a background of found sounds gathered from around the planet. Essentially, Ghost Mind is a four-person trio, […]

May
19

Lê Quan Ninh / Distractfold Ensemble – 26 June 2013

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As a classical trained percussionist, Lê Quan Ninh worked with contemporary music ensembles and is a founder member of Quatuor Hêlios, a percussion quartet that performed and recorded, among others, John Cage’s percussion works. Their last creation is Seul à Seuls by Georges […]

Dec
21

Jason Kahn – 8 February 2012

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Jason Kahn (electronics) Jason Kahn was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990, first living in Berlin until 1999 then moving to Switzerland. He is currently based in Zürich. Kahn […]

Dec
21

Jason Kahn – 9 February 2012

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Jason Kahn (electronics) Jason Kahn was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990, first living in Berlin until 1999 then moving to Switzerland. He is currently based in Zürich. Kahn […]

Oct
20

Diatribes – 3 November 2011

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Following their amazing gig last year, D’incise and Cyril return with an expanded line-up featuring some of the UK’s best improvisers… Cyril Bondi – drums/percussion D’incise – objects/laptop Dominic Lash – double bass Phil Durrant – laptop/sound manipulation Hannah Marshall […]

Aug
9

Beck, Hunter, & Perez Trio – 10 August 2011

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Hervé Perez (electonics, sax), who uses many methods to forge vibrations and sculpt the harmonies that will rattle the nerves of academia, will be joining forces with UK Free Improvisation stalwart, Mick Beck (reeds & whistles), the critically acclaimed free […]

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The Noise Upstairs is an improv collective which runs a free-improv night in Manchester. The basic premise is that anyone can turn up and join in by putting their name in the hat. Names are pulled out, ensembles formed, and hearts broken.

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