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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

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

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