A belated post about Eddie Prévost’s solo LP Matching Mix on Earshots Recordings
Out now on Earshots Recordings and available from many good record retailers worldwide
Anat Ben-David & Atsuko Kamura (both voice & electronics) duo Following the digital release on Earshots of their live improvised set.
Urs Leimgruber (saxophone) Daniel Kordik (synthesizer) & Edward Lucas (trombone) trio
8pm, Hundred Years Gallery, London E2 8JD / £5 entry
Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electricist. Former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade): first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental.
Anat is an interdisciplinary musician and artist, interested in the ‘Human-Machine’ as the complex data of the moving body and mind. Through avant-garde methods, Anat researches the idea of Alienation whereby the artist is creating though ‘distancing’– letting the material and systems involved lead an artistic process generating unforeseen narratives. The work usually evolves around the lyrically performed text, voice, body movement, musical and sound compositions, taking the form of live performance with installation elements.
Anat’s latest work Kairos OpeRaArt was last staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Reveal Festival (July 2017) with Boudicca designers. The libretto was inspired by Sadie Plant’s cyber-feminist book Zeros and Ones, originally commissioned by Stanley Picker (2015-17) after her PhD Oscillation and Disturbance In the OpeRaArt, Kingston University, 2015. Anat has also worked on several albums as a member of Chicks On Speed art-collective (since 2003). She has presented her work at the V&A, Tate Britain, ICA and internationally at many museums and galleries.
Born in Lucerne, Switzerland, is a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music. He specializes in solo concerts and performs regularly; Trio Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips , Quartet Noir with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser, 6ix Jacques Demierre, Hannah Marshall, Thomas Lehn, Dorothea Schürch, Roger Turner, Schweizer Holz Trio with Omri Ziegele, Hans Koch in Duo with Evan Parker, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gerry Hemingway, Joëlle Léandre in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, and South-America. His countless collaborations have resulted in successful concerts and recordings with Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray, Günter Müller, Sunny Murray, John Tchicai and many others. Several Projects with the ARTE Saxophone Quartet. During the 1970s, he was the co-founder of the Electric jazz and free-music group, OM.
Daniel Kordik / Edward Lucas
Kordik / Lucas are cofounders of the Earshots label and concert series. They have played since 2012 in a long standing synthesizer and trombone duo, as well as being part of numerous other projects in improvised and electronic music.
TWO NEW EARSHOTS RELEASES OUT NOW
‘If you go there you don’t come back’ by Anat Ben-David & Atsuko Kamura https://earshots.bandcamp.com/album/if-you-go-there-you-dont-come-back … —
‘Six by two and three by one’ by Edward Lucas & Daniel Thompson https://earshots.bandcamp.com/album/six-by-two-and-three-by-one …
Guitarist Ross Lambert’s first solo release will be out on Earshots Recordings on Friday 27th July. CDs will soon be available for preorder from the Earshots Bandcamp page: https://earshots.bandcamp.com/album/magnit-iz-dat
These improvisations were recorded in one day in the Cafe Oto Project Space, and various South London locations in the back seat of an old estate car.
There will be a special launch at the Project Space on the 27th July with a solo from Ross and an electric guitar duet from Ross and Daniel Blumberg.
We return with the Earshots concert series on Saturday 10th February at the Hundred Years Gallery.
David Toop (b. 1949) is a composer/musician, author and curator based in London, working in many fields of sound art and music since the late 1960s. He has recorded Yanomami shamanism in Amazonas, appeared on Top of the Pops with the Flying Lizards, exhibited sound installations in Tokyo, Beijing and London’s National Gallery, worked with artists ranging from John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Bob Cobbing and Ivor Cutler to Akio Suzuki, Simon Finn, Camille Norment and Max Eastley. He has published seven books, translated into ten languages, including Rap Attack, Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, Sinister Resonance, Into the Maelstrom (shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize) and an autobiography, Flutter Echo, published in Japan in 2017. Since his first album, released on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975, he has released twelve solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber, Sound Body and Entities Inertias Faint Beings, and many collaborations with improvisers and artists including Alterations (Peter Cusack, Steve Beresford and Terry Day), Thurston Moore, Tania Chen and Ken Ikeda. His latest record is Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs, released on Audika. Exhibitions he has curated include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, Playing John Cage at Arnolfini, Bristol, and Blow Up at Flat-Time House. His opera – Star-shaped Biscuit – was performed as an Aldeburgh Faster Than Sound project in 2012 and his collaborative work – Who will go mad with me – was performed with Alasdair Roberts, Sylvia Hallett and Luke Fowler at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2013. Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at London College of Communication, he is also the co-creator of Sculpture events with artist Rie Nakajima.
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.
Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.
Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Apartment House, Cranc, Common Objects, Richard Dawson’s band and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Jack McNamara, Eliane Radigue, Juliet Stephenson and J.G.Thirlwell.
Her album Ffansïon | Fancies was voted in the top 12 albums for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.
Yoni Silver is a London based multi-instrumentalist active in various fields of experimental music, composition, performance and improvisation. He has played and collaborated with the likes of Ana Maria Avram, Sharon Gal, Sophie Angel, Sarah Gail Brand,áAngharad Davies, Maya Dunietz, Karen Constance,áUte Kanngiesser, Catherine Lamb and Birgit Ulher; has participated in festivals such as Atonal, CTM, Colour Out of Space and Tectonics; and has appeared on labels such as Aural Terrains, Chocolate Monk, Creative Sources, and Confront Recordings.
I am a composer and also an improviser specialising in clarinets and lap steel guitar. After studying anthropology, I taught myself music by being in bands. When I compose I write for sounds and then for instruments. I try to make something that is adequately eventful for our crazy time.
Kordik / Lucas will be playing at the second day of the Linear Obsessional festival, 21st May, Manor Park Lewisham. Lot’s of great music over the two days
“A finely detailed and expressive group that is both elegant and eloquent. All aspects of sound production are scrutinized and employed as valid musical material which in turn gives an immersive and complete listening experience.” – John Russell
Also playing will be STEPS (text/writing duo)
ESW (words/writing) & Seymour Wright (words/writing)
Working with the technology of communication, amplified writing/sms.
The Earshots concert series returns to the Hundred Years Gallery on Saturday 10th September
Pablo Sanz : Field Recordings
N.O. Moore & James O’Sullivan : Electric Guitar Duo
Eddie Prévost : Percussion Solo
Doors 7:30 pm (music starts at 8:15)
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD
Pablo Sanz is an artist, composer and sound recordist currently based in the UK. He makes site-specific projects, multichannel installations, immersive live performances, headphone pieces and publications. His activities are engaged with the exploration of aesthetic and spatial aspects of sonic perception, working primarily with environmental sound as raw material, using extended listening technologies, architectural physical space and spatial audio strategies. http://pablosanz.info
Eddie Prévost plays with immense fire, grace and invention. Founder of the essential AMM, collaborator of the greatest improvisers internationally, since the 60s he has kept a continuous contact with the scene and always manages to invent anew his contribution to “meta-music”.
“Prévost’s playing confirmed that he remains one of the subtlest and most intelligent of free drummers.” The Guardian (UK)
Using a combination of feedback, conventional guitar techniques, and instrumental preparations, London-based electric guitarist James O’ Sullivan exploits the full sonic potential of electric guitar, amplifier and the environment in which both are placed.
His interest in improvisation, recording and performance has led him to record and perform internationally, both solo, and with numerous improvised music groups. More longstanding arrangements include Found Drowned, a power-trio with Pete Marsh and Paul May, and his collaboration with Thanos Chrysakis on several releases on the Aural Terrains exploratory music label. His debut solo album ‘feed back couple’, was released on the Forwind label in 2011.