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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

Archive for December 2008

Pain Jerk, Emeralds, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Diva Abrasiva @ GSOE30

Video of the night, Pain Jerk @ GSOE30



Wednesday – 21/01/09


£6 advanced list/£7 on the door.
Reserve your name for the cheaper advanced list by emailing 



Pain Jerk is legendary Japanese noise master Kohei Gomi (also a member of

 Japanoise supergroup Gomikawa Fumio). Gomi is famed for his ‘dynamic’, highly physical brand of brutal analog squall, and has destroyed festivals in Norway and the US, but has never set foot in the UK.

Live at No Fun Fest 2007


Emeralds are the prodigious trio from Ohio that have emerged from the US noise landscape yet relate much more to the ethereal beauty of 1970s Germany, producing a kind of beatless take on the dreaminess of Harmonia and Cluster.

Live at No Fun Fest 2008



Blue Sabbath, Black Fiji will be making a rare Edinburgh appearance. Incendiary guitar noise/attack from Glasgow (via France/Germany). A truly awesome live act.

Diva Abrasiva, Merry bunch of men will be torturing modified instruments and industrial, domestic material (string-hanged feeding back bucket, kitchen sink, custom bio-hazard cab horn and more) in flavor of free improvisation, free noise, for your aural pleasure. racket-decay!


Pain Jerk, Emeralds UK tour is organized by:

This tour is supported by: Arts Council England, North East; Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation; Japan Foundation; and Rock-A-Rolla magazine.


Written by grindsightopeneye

11/12/2008 at 6:06 pm

Posted in Past Events, Video

Blistrap, Lapslap, Diva Abrasiva + Djsets @ GSOE28


13th Dec, Saturday, The Canon’s Gait, 7pm – 1am, 
Recommended Artists Supporting Donation £4 for performance, Free entry for Party after 9:30
    Door 7pm,
    Performances: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Party and Djset: 9:30pm – 1am



A promise of real power focus / chaos, volume and headspin..! In the true renegade spirit of improvisation, this tour is being set up before these three musicians have ever played together! Beck and Drury are regular counterparts and have invited Giust from Italy to join them since witnessing his inimitable free drumming while on the same bill in London in ‘07. A ‘remote’ recording session is underway in preperation for release to coincide with the tour! Much in the spirit of Borbetomagus, BLISTRAP combine extreme noise with moments of thrilling and elaborate improvising! 

Mick Beck (UK)- tenor sax / bassoon

Stefano Giust (Italy) – drums / percussion

Jonny Drury (UK)- guitars / electronics



Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lapslap emerged from a desire to make well-formed music in realtime using computers and instruments. The group freely combines computer solos with instrumental trios and any combination in between: in one set, instrumentation can range from the purely acoustic piano/sax/horn to the completely electric laptop/laptop/synth. The music draws from traditions ranging from avant-garde classical, free improv/free jazz through to improvised electroacoustic/glitch.

Lapslap are;

Michael Edwards – tenor & soprano saxophones, computer, midi wind controller

Martin Parker – french horn, flugel horn, recorder, computer

Karin Schistek – piano, synth


  Diva Abrsasiva

Matthew Salewski – Bass, Clarinet, Feedback, Deconstruction material

Nick Styles – Guitars, electronics

Lin Zhang – Guitar, Synth, Modified Instruments, Trumpet


Christmas Party Djsets Featuring with:



  Issac Martin

  Lysimachos Zografos

  Edu Comelles

Written by grindsightopeneye

01/12/2008 at 8:18 pm

Posted in Past Events