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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

Archive for March 2011

Dj Sniff and C Spencer YEH

We are excited to announce the next gig on our calender:


Dj Sniff and C Spencer Yeh
Support TBA
Door price: Donation TBA
31st March 2011


dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a turntable musician working in the
field of improvised and experimental music. His music focuses on the live
reconstruction and narrativization of the phonographically amplified – the
music, the sound, the technology and the past. To achieve this, he uses a
unique setup consisting of hand-made hardware interfaces and a custom
Max/MSP software along with one turntable and DJ mixer.
Since 2005 he has been involved with STEIM’s (Studio for
Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) R&D lab. From 2007 on, he is STEIM’s
Artistic Director, guiding the institution’s creative output and
representing it’s activities through performing and lecturing around the
In 2010, he released his first solo album “the play-back” through lebanese
label Annihaya. During the first half of 2011 his 2nd album based on Evan
Parker recordings will be released from Parker’s label Psi.
He regularly performs in projects with eRikM, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Astro Twin
(Ami Yoshida & Utah Kawasaki), Adachi Tomomi, Keir Neuringer, Raed Yassin,
Yutaka Makino and has played with Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira
Sakata, David Toop, Martin Tetreault, Michel Waisvisz, Paul Hubwebber, DJ
L?K?O, Ryu Hankil, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, John Richards, and many

C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1975, moved to the US in 1980;
studied radio/television/film at Northwestern University, repped Cincinnati,
Ohio over a decade, and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.
Musically, Yeh is active both as a solo artist and improviser, as well as
with his project, Burning Star Core. Yeh has collaborated with a deep and
ever-growing list of artists and groups, including Tony Conrad, New Humans
with Vito Acconci, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Okkyung Lee, Paul Flaherty
and Chris Corsano, John Wiese, Nate Wooley, Wally Shoup, Michael Johnsen,
John Olson (Wolf Eyes), Don Dietrich and Ben Hall (as The New
Monuments),Clare Cooper, Prurient, and Jandek. He has performed at festivals
and venues such as Sonar, FIMAV at Victoriaville, Frieze Arts Fair, Issue
Project Room, No Fun Fest, High Zero, the 24 Hour Drone People at Fylkingen,
The Kitchen, ZKM Karlsruhe, and has also exhibited visual art, sound, and
video works internationally.

Takuro Mizuta Lippit / dj sniff
Artistic Director / R&D
STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam

Takuro Mizuta Lippit / dj sniff
Artistic Director / R&D
STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam


Written by grindsightopeneye

18/03/2011 at 4:34 pm

Jasper TX

Grind Sight Open Eye Presents – Jasper TX, 13th March 2011
Cafe Diablo

GrindSightOpenEye presents Jasper Tx
At the spectacular Cafe Diablo
BYOB, corkage 1 pound per beer, 3 pounds bottle of wine
Entrance 3.50 on the door:

Jasper TX [Miasmah | Fang Bomb | Fenetre Records | Kning Disk | Lampse | SMTG | Under the Spire]

Jasper TX is the musical moniker of Sweden’s Dag Rosenqvist. Using electric and acoustic guitar, piano, pump organ, melodica, glockenspiel, voice and various other instruments as a foundation for his compositions, Dag has managed to create his own musical universe. Elements of post rock, drone, improvisation, noise and lo-fi aesthetics mix with a melodic pop sensibility that results in something quite unique.

Dag grew up in a strictly religious town in southern Sweden and from an early age he used music as a way to escape from mundane small town life. Initially just a means to preserve ideas, Dag began to record songs onto a 4-track portable cassette recorder and Jasper TX was born. After eventually realising that he could do something more with the recordings he slowly began to refine both his musical ideas and his recording skills.

Since his debut album ‘I’ll Be Long Gone Before My Light Reaches You’ was released on Lampse in 2005, Dag has been releasing albums on a variety of labels, including Miasmah, Fang Bomb, Kning Disk and SMTG Limited. His latest album, ‘A Voice From Dead Radio’ was released in March 2010 and featured remixes from Peter Broderick, Seaworthy and Xela, amongst others. Over the years he has also collaborated with Machinefabriek and Simon Scott (ex Slowdive), and remixed Australian improv duo Spartak, as well as Anduin and Machinefabriek.

Over the last couple of years he has performed live in the USA, United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. His past live performances have been described as “physical”, “intense” and “stunningly beautiful”.

Dag Rosenqvist is currently residing in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Selected press:

“Simultaneously epic and remote, Jasper TX succeeds in his noisy niche with a lot of collected meanderings folded and compressed into songs that sing without words.” – Dallas Observer

“Jasper TX proves that the grandest of gestures are best realised through the most personal of compositions. Stunning.” – Boomkat

“It sings a wordless song of hope and optimism, harmoniously combining sounds that are closer to sentiments than they are instruments. With ‘A Darkness’, Jasper TX is sound tracking memories that you haven’t lived and moments so pure they will leave you completely breathless for days.” – Forced Exposure

”As the record comes to a close with Jasper TX one thing is on your mind, to press play once more.” – Fina

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Written by grindsightopeneye

01/03/2011 at 10:24 am