Grind Sight Open Eye

Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

28th Sep – The Ames Room, Lapslap, humansacrifice & wounded knee, Michalakos/Pope/Hayes

Photo by Jean-Michel Monin

28th Sep, 7pm door £7/5
the voodoo rooms,
19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Advanced tickets (no booking fees)

The Ames Room
Jean-Luc Guionnet – alto sax (fr)
Born in Lyon, France, in 1966, Guionnet is an electroacoustic music improviser and composer. His main instrument is the saxophone but he also works with electronics, harmonium and church organs. He studied Aesthetics at La Sobornne, Paris, with Iannis Xenákis, Geneviève Clancy and Bernard Tesseydre and tape music at the conservatory of Bologne. Guionnet is concerned, among many other themes, with the propagation and distribution of forms, musical and others, in time and space as an experience of testing reality but also of redefining the body from the interaction with the purely physical environment. He has composed for theatre and contemporary dance as well as for experimental film. He is a member of the editorial board of the arts and philosophy magazine Terres des Signes.
Will Guthrie – drums (aus)
Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie uses amplified found and junk, microphones, electronics, drums and cymbals. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition. In Nantes, France, he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organises regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mailorder service; ANTBOY MUSIC.
Clayton Thomas – bass (aus)
Thomas’ thoughtful and virtuosic prepared double bass playing has taken Europe by storm since he moved to Berlin from Sydney in 2007 – part groove cannon, part kinetic sculpture, all parts BAD bass skills. He showcases all the possible positions of the instrument, ways of tickling, teasing, forcing, caressing, beating and shaking sounds out of the body of his double-bass The range of sounds is exceeding the preconception most audiences might have about the double bass by far.

Michael Edwards – tenor & soprano saxophones, computer, midi wind controller
Martin Parker – french horn, flugel horn, recorder, computer
Karin Schistek – piano, synth
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.

humansacrifice & wounded knee
Fritz Welch will bare-hand the night without his common seen percussion twist, along with Leith’s own electric poet Drew Wright (aka Wounded Knee) to perform a new vocal piece.

Christos Michalakos / John Pope / Lauren Sarah Hayes
Greek percussionist/computer musician resident in Edinburgh, Christos Michalakos is joint with John Pope (double bass, Newcastle) and Lauren Sarah Hayes (analogue synths, laptop). From slow delicate ambiences to impulsive polyrhythmic interchange, the improvisational trio combines free jazz, krautrock and detailed electronics, which often take off in unexpected directions.



Written by grindsightopeneye

01/09/2010 at 11:47 pm

Posted in Events, Past Events

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