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Dj Sniff and C Spencer YEH

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

GRIND SIGHT OPEN EYE presents:

Dj Sniff and C Spencer Yeh
Support TBA
8pm
Door price: Donation TBA
Inspace
31st March 2011

Directions:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=inspace+edinburgh&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

https://grindsightopeneye.wordpress.com/
http://inspace.mediascot.org/about

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
world.
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
others.
http://www.djsniff.com/

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.
http://www.ubu.com/sound/yeh.html
http://www.myspace.com/cspenceryeh
Videos:
Yeh


sniff
http://vimeo.com/djsniff/videos
Takuro Mizuta Lippit / dj sniff
Artistic Director / R&D
STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam
http://www.steim.org
http://www.djsniff.com

Takuro Mizuta Lippit / dj sniff
Artistic Director / R&D
STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam
http://www.steim.org
http://www.djsniff.com

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18/03/2011 at 4:34 pm

Jasper TX

Grind Sight Open Eye Presents – Jasper TX, 13th March 2011
Cafe Diablo
7pm
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GrindSightOpenEye presents Jasper Tx
At the spectacular Cafe Diablo
7pm
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]
(www.myspace.com/jaspertx)

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

Support TBC…

Written by grindsightopeneye

01/03/2011 at 10:24 am

18th Feb – Han-earl Park, Matthew Collings, Owen Green

This looks like a fun evening, not a Grind Sight night, but hosted by Matt Collings, who’s also performing his piece ‘Flags of a Dead Ship’

The Details:

Location – St Cecilia’s Hall – 8pm – 18th of Feb

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188798021143965

The Line up:

Han-Earl Park

Improviser, guitarist, constructor and club-runner Han-earl Park works from / within / around the traditions of idiom-agnostic, experimental improvised musics, sometimes engineering theater, sometimes inventing ritual.

“Bandy-legged Han-earl Park (gitah)… drugged the ref and delivered a few kidney punches with a horseshoe in his boxing mitt.” – Jamie Smith (Owlhouse Recordings)
http://www.busterandfriends.com/

Owen Green

One half of the group Sileni, Owen’s eclectic performances are always surprising treats.

Read and hear him here : http://owengreen.net/

Matt Collings

Electroacoustic / Experimental / Rock

http://www.myspace.com/matthewlscollings

GSOE 59

Written by grindsightopeneye

13/02/2011 at 1:53 pm

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13th March – Jasper TX

Jasper TX
http://www.myspace.com/jaspertx
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.
Over the last couple of years he has performed live in the United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. His past live performances have been described as “physical”, “intense” and “stunningly beautiful”.

“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

GSOE 60

Written by grindsightopeneye

13/02/2011 at 11:56 am

Posted in Events, Past Events

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

Parallax

http://www.myspace.com/parallaximpro

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.

EGO ERGO AGGRO
http://www.myspace.com/egoergoaggro

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

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

GSOE 58

Written by grindsightopeneye

20/10/2010 at 9:24 pm

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19th Nov – Mick Beck/Phillip Marks, Edimpro

19th Nov, Friday. Alison house (LRA)
8pm, Donations (suggesteted £2)

Mick Beck/Phillip Marks

http://www.mickbeck.com/
http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/Directory/tabid/72/Default.aspx?ContactTypeID=0&Id=8161

Collaborators in groups with other players for more than a decade, this ‘fiery, quirky’ duo has performed several times together in the last couple of years, and now presents a national tour. Mick Beck’s ‘scorching and utterly lawless tenor’ is moderated by his taming of the bassoon, with occasional sprinkles from whistles and balloons that appear from nowhere. Phil Marks combines ‘explosive shotgun retorts’ with ‘subtle and inventive stop-start rhythms and dramatic presentations of silence’.

Mick Beck is an innovative instrumentalist and composer; in addition to this duo, his current projects include Gated Community, a 15-piece workshop band re-exploring the interaction of composition and improvisation, and solo tours featuring both bassoon and saxophone. On the free scene since 1980, as an improvising big band leader to solo performer, Mick is known for his energy and originality: his playing covers the full emotional gamut from ‘heartbreaking to mischievous’, and from ‘abstracts to compelling swing’. Mick’s own energetic and humorous approach to improvising is supported by Phillip Marks.

Phillip Marks has been involved in promotion, organisation and performance of innovative musical events in Manchester for many years – since 1997 under the banner of New Music Northwest – including the Lottery-funded Manchester Festival of Improvised Music. Phillip plays in the free-jazz Grew Trio, and with free improv group Bark!. He is also in a quartet with Tony Bevan, Dominic Lash and Paul Obermayer; an album, A Big Hand, was released earlier this year by the group.

Reviews:
inspired improvisation” – The Wire
Mick Beck plays a scorching post-Ayler tenor sax” – Jazzwise
Ace tenor saxophonist Mick Beck incorporates an amplified bassoon [in a way] that defies even the most oddball stereotypes” – All About Jazz
Phillip Marks’ percussion work shapes everything and holds it together. His drumming drives the music along and gives it its pulse – enough indeed for the publicity to describe it as ‘James Brown meets the spirit of Modernism!’ not a phrase often attributed to improvised music” – John Eyles, allaboutjazz.com

Edimpro

Edinburgh’s own free improvisation large ensemble present spontaneous sounds acoustic and electronic, featuring performers from across Scotland’s musical spectrum.

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Written by grindsightopeneye

16/09/2010 at 9:15 pm

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26th Oct – Ten, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Matthew Collings

26th Oct, Tuesday, 8pm
Donation welcome, Suggested £2
Alison house (Atrium room),
12 Nicolson Sq, Edinburgh

Ten
http://www.myspace.com/tenthegreat
Luscious, beautiful electronica and acoustic sounds from the North of England. Ten is a mixture of ambient, instrumental and electronic sounds crafted together with the help of Analogue keyboards, Guitars, Various Delay Pedals, Pro tools, MSP MAX, and a String Quartet.

Ben Butler & Mousepad

http://soundcloud.com/betray_yr_friends
http://www.myspace.com/benbutlerandmousepad

Excellence as in a cloud of pink TV static spreading over psychedelic gradient skies outside the window of your commuter train, analogical lighting bolts blasting in a rainbow coloured Sabbath which burns into the circuitry of your brain like the soundtrack of an old coin-op beat-em-up designed by a crazed cabal of progressive wizards and bearded Sci-Fi savants.
BB&MP is an unpredictable, fun and musically dense project, both live and on record.
Riotous electro fun.

Matthew Collings

http://www.myspace.com/matthewlscollings

Tiny delicate moments of intimacy and all-consuming noise; the music of British/Icelandic artist Matthew Collings is textural, melodic and often sonically overwhelming. Spanning the vast divide between Steve Reich and Kevin Shields, Collings has already found considerable praise from the international community for his previous releases under the curious moniker Sketches for Albinos.

For his latest projects, under his own name, he is now associated with respected Icelandic label Bedroom Community, and is currently working on an album of solo material produced by Ben Frost. This material has been debuted at solo live shows to a warm response both in the UK and Iceland.

GSOE56

Written by grindsightopeneye

14/09/2010 at 10:48 am

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