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Filario Farinoppo, The Dyad, Neil Davidson, Scrim @ GSOE27

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Filario Farinoppo

Italian free improvisation trio from Bologna:
Dario Fariello – alto, tenor and soprano sax, electric viola, live electronics, laptop, voice, electric guitar, objects
Filippo Giuffrè – eclectic guitar, devices, live electronics, circuit bending
Antonio Antonio D’Intino – electric bass, live electronics, contact mics, objects

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The Dyad

live Improvisation, free Jazz


Neil Davidson

Neil Davidson is a Guitar player based in Glasgow.
Improvisation, some composing, playing in the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and regular ensembles with Raymond MacDonald (duo) + (trio) with Tatsuya Nakatani, Aileen Campbell (duo) + (trio) with Una MacGlone and Age of Wire & String trio with Peter nicholson and Jamie Allen.



Scrim make incidental music for imaginary cinema


Written by grindsightopeneye

29/11/2008 at 12:42 am

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Alison House Improvisation

An improvisational conspiracy, brought up onto the ground by Spanish artist Edu Comelles (who moved to Edinburgh not long ago carrying on his study), was implemented for its first run in Alison house, 12 Nicolson Square, 8th Nov.

This is not a show case but rather as a play ground for improvisers, it shares the common aim with GSOE events in Forest Cafe, encouraging, practical, but less interference from sometimes careless audience group (serve better to this minority flavor activity, more free to have fun). Casual Gathering~

Edu Comelles – Laptop

Justin Olletiv – Alto Saxophone, Pillar, Walls…

Owen Green – Laptop, Electronics…

Chris Bathgate – Synth…

Lin Zhang – Guitar, Pipes…

Dimitris Bozelos – Organ


The next one is planned for 4pm, next saturday, 6th Dec. Bring your sound maker, Welcome to join. If you are wondering about detais please email lin”at”

For who want to drop by just to have a look, please do too.

Maps for Where is Alison House

The simply recorded (by a portable recorder in room) files are linked here available to download. 

Part 1:
Download File Part 1

Part 2:
Download File Part 2

Part 3:
Download File Part 3

Part 4:
Download File Part 4

Written by grindsightopeneye

28/11/2008 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Past Events

An excellent Nov



  • Cycles – Thomas Strønen with Mr McFall’s Chamber @ The Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, 8pm -11pm, 12th Nov. Door £8/6

The Norwegian drummer/percussionist Thomas Strønen is well known for his excellent addition on Rune Grammofon and ECM catalogue in many projects as Pohlitz (solo), Humcrush (duo, with Ståle Storløkken, who is also in Supersilent), Food, Parish. One of very distinctive percussionists or drummers in modern free jazz, free improvisation. Two days later he will also appear on London Jazz festival 2008, with London Sinfonietta, Arve Henriksen, Iain Ballamy. 

Joining Thomas’ percussion and electronics, Mr McFall’s Chamber. as: 
Robert McFall  – violin 
Brian Schiele  – viola 
Su-a Lee  – cello 
Rick Standley  – double bass 

Alex Fiennes sound engineering 

This event is also In association with Sustrans, Cycling Scotland, Spokes and The Bike Station. Bicycle surgery by Dr Bike; exhibitions and discussions. 
Tickets £8 or £6 for students, OAPs or anyone arriving by bike. 

This event is in association with Dialogues Festival and more information about the event can be found here: 

Related Tour info on Rune Grammofon Lable



  • Dialogues Festival 2008, episode 2 @ 15th, 16th, 22nd Nov, Informatics Forum 

Dialogues proudly invites you to three intense and beautiful concerts of live music with electronics at the new informatics forum, University of Edinburgh.                                      


  • 16th November, 8pm – 
    Main Stage:
    EXHAUTIONS!, Christoph Ogiermann provides a politically charged and provocative programme involving layers and stress, one of Germany’s most powerful voices. Christoph’s myspace:


  • 22nd December, 8pm – 
    Main Stage:
    Powerplant Import/Export                                                                 


    Joby Burgess / percussion
    Matthew Fairclough / sound design
    Kathy Hinde / visuals

    Led by genre trashing British percussionist Joby Burgess, Powerplant has created an experimental and challenging repertoire, exploring hi-octane percussion-led music with an electronic sound and strong visual performance.

    Since making its debut in 2005, the trio has performed throughout the United Kingdom fusing together seminal contemporary works alongside improvisation, remixes of electronic dance music pioneers Kraftwerk and in 2006 was one of the few ensembles invited to perform at Steve Reich’s Barbican birthday celebrations ‘Phases’.

    Powerplant’s latest offering features two major new multimedia commissions; Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Import/Export’ uses found objects (oil drums, Nigerian Fanta bottles, plastic bags and a wooden pallet) woven together with live electronics and film to explore social themes and global resonances; whilst British minimalist, Graham Fitkin utilizes the xylosynth (a midi percussion controller) with live electronics, motion-tracking and live visuals.


    Audiotectonics III  Matthew Fairclough
    Carbon Copy  Burgess/Fairclough
    Temazcal  Javier Alvarez
    New Work  (world premiere) Graham Fitkin
    Electric Counterpoint  Steve Reich


    Import/Export  (world premiere) Gabriel Prokofiev



Curator: Martin Parker
Venue: Informatics Forum @ Edinburgh University


Written by grindsightopeneye

24/11/2008 at 9:14 pm

Posted in Past Events