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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

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

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