Grind Sight Open Eye

Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

2nd Dec – Parallax, EGO ERGO AGGRO (Cancelled)

Cancelled due to venue closing by heavy snow.

2nd Dec,  Thursday. 8pm
St Cecilia’s Hall (Laigh Room), Niddry Street,
Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LJ
£3 suggested donation


Stian Omenås (trumpet, percussion)
Are Lothe Kolbeinsen (guitar, prepared gitar)
Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud (drums, percussion)

Parallax is one of those rare and lucky collaborations where there is a great sense of chemistry from the very beginning. Since forming the group in 2008 they have toured and recorded extensively in Europe, and present a selection of this material on their debut album Live in the UK. These musicians are musically so far inside each other’s heads that their improvisations seem to border on the telepathic, and have forged their own unique take on improvising that seamlessly draws on an array of influences ranging from Asian folk musics to traditional jazz and abstract soundscapes. Rustling, crackling, stealthily winding and melodic, the music moves effortlessly from a mere whisper to intensely suggestive stretches of rhythmic improvising.


Steve Kettley – saxophone
Stuart Allardyce – guitar
Des Travis – drums
Dave Conway – bass

Collective improvisation influenced by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Cream, Miles Davis



Written by grindsightopeneye

20/10/2010 at 9:24 pm

Posted in Events, Past Events

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