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12th Jan – Forge/Sehnaoui/Toulemonde Trio, Neil Davidson and Fritz Welch Duo, Můstek

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GSOE47 @ Stills Gallery
23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
7pm-10pm, 12th Jan, Tuesday. 2010
£4 Suggested Donations

Mathias Forge /Christine Sehnaoui /Olivier Toulemonde Trio
Each one has developped his own language and extended the possibilities of his instrument. These 3 musicians met naturally together, in may 2006, to give a concert at Es Muss Sein in Paris. At this time was born the music of the trio, which breathes, rubs, clinks, crackles and whistles.

Mathias Forge – trombone.
Mathias Forge begins with piano jazz in several bands and likes playing Thelonious Monk’s tunes and songs. Actually, he is a trombonist in several bands called Le Grotorkestre , La Baskour , L’Ogre and Les Arcandiers. Some encounters with Joelle Leandre, Sebastien Coste, the Ishtar collective and many people who have encouraged him to a great practice of improvisation. He likes mixing his music with dancers, writters, painters or artisans. Now he works a lot with Cyril Epinat (guitarist) in DUO… and Skratroum (dance, skateboard and radios with Emilie Borgo) and they both give performances with Leo Dumont (drummer) and Li Ping Ting (dancer).

Christine Sehnaoui – alto saxophone.
Born in 1978 and living in France, Christine is from lebanese origins. It is with the discovering of improvised music in 1997 that Christine Sehnaoui decided to start her own autodidact study of sound experimentation on the alto saxophone.
She creates a personal language on how to make electronic music on an acoustic instrument. Far away from narrative or dramatic music, her music tries to deal with the relation between listening and the concept of perception, time and space. With deep sensitivity, she develops extended techniques and complex patterns, exploring the microtonal aspects of the saxophone or the high-pitched tone. She produces nifty tonguing tricks, unpitched breaths, spittle-flecked growls, biting, slicing notes or breathy echoey sounds from the bell of her horn.
Her main musical partners include Sharif Sehnaoui, Michel Waisvisz, Stéphane Rives, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Zerang, Mathias Forge, Olivier Toulemonde, Pascal Battus, Basile Ferriot and many others.
For the past few years, she has been working with dancers ( Buto and contemporary dance) and she also undertakes an ungoing research on musical pedagogy (concerts for children, intervention in schools).

The saxophonist is adept at the microtonal aspects of the saxophone. She produces biting, slicing notes or breathy echoey sounds from the bell of her horn. Sometimes her playing reminds you of that of Bhob Rainey or Michel Doneda.
-All about Jazz

Olivier Toulemonde – acoustic object
He plays improvised music with acoustic objects or amplified springs. He works on listening, sound research and relationship between sound and space.
He has played in several festivals, such as Musique Action (Vandoeuvre), Densités (Fresne-en-Woëvre), Rencontres de musiques Spontanées (Rimouski – Canada), NPAI (Niort), LEM (Barcelona), Glasgow International festival, Re:Flux (Moncton – Canada), Festival des Musiques Innovatrices (St Etienne), Curva Minore (Palermo), Humanoise Congress (Wiesbaden), Sonorités (Montpellier), Musiques Libres (Besançon), Beta Project (Pau), Huis a/d Werf (Utrecht), Minim (Barcelona), Remor (Girona), Troubles (Brussels), Blurred Edges (Hamburg), Contemporaneamente (Lodi)…
Plays often with N. Desmarchelier, M. Doneda, C. Sehnaoui, M. Forge, A. Palier, J. Wright…

Neil Davidson and Fritz Welch Duo
Glasgow based Neil Davidson plays guitar in his unique style and creates outstanding sonic extension from real strings with machinery accuracy. Fritz Welch’s (Peeesseye, Brittle Hammer Trio, also a visual artist) percussion platoon always rotate surprisingly and enforce the improvised music flow. The duo have also been seen actively in Glasgow Improvisers’ Orchestra.

Můstek (Christos Michalakos, Lauren Hayes) explores tightly-knit interaction between two performers indulging in both the electronic and acoustic worlds. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the duo combines laptops, acoustic instruments, analogue synths and found objects to create informed musical works and improvisations


Written by grindsightopeneye

01/01/2010 at 4:14 pm

Posted in Events, Past Events

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