who perform both amplified and acoustically, playing with elements of ambient drone, noise, spontaneous melody, harmony and dissonance with their traditional instruments blended with electronics and fx.
October 28th, Ship & Mitre, Liverpool, 8.00pm £5.00
Recently bringing collaborative elements into our practise; from working with other musicians, video artists, dancers, sound artists and poets.
We constantly look for new sounds and ways to express ourselves as a group and our political belief that improvisation, collective working, creativity, experimentation, fun and non-judgmental, non-exclusive, shared communal experiences are fundamental.
We love the freedom, excitement and adventure of free composition and have laboured to develop a very attuned way of working together, with others and with our audiences. incorporating elements of ambient drone, noise, spontaneous melody, harmony and dissonance there is always a musical discussion and a practice veering from the more traditional sounds expected of our instruments and our questing to discover other sonic expressions via extended acoustic techniques or electronics - the fun and discovery never stops!
Alistair Quietsch - double bass and electronics
John Magill - viola and electronics
Michael Truswell - drums and percussion
Rafe Fitzpatrick - violin and electronics
Support act The Blank Canvas Octet.
The Blank Canvas Octet is a project exploring free improvisation in music in a large ensemble context. It uses the ‘system 50:50` - where chess clocks are used to bring cohesion to the sound field which can often become cluttered. The result is a dynamic and shifting canvas of sound that allows small discreet sounds to be heard and deeper layers to be felt and expressed. An exciting project to participate in, to witness and to hear.
On system 50/50 “never experienced so much space in a large ensemble playing improv” - Charlie Collins Sheffield.
Emil Karlsen, percussion
Rob Musgrove, percussion
Phil Morton, accidents and treatments
Ian Simpson, guitar,
Pete Jones, guitar
Martin Hackett, electronics
Rob Thorpe, guitar.
About the venue
The Ship & Mitre, Dale Street Liverpool.
The Ship & Mitre is a CAMRA Pub of Excellence, offering the largest selection of hand-pulled ales in Merseyside. With a range of around 200 beers (draught and bottled) it offers one of the largest selections in the North West.
Food is available till 6.00 pm on Sundays
Detailed information for the audience and participating artists can be found at the `wiki` page for this venue: Venue info
About the promoter: Blank Canvas
Blank Canvas concert series was launched in 2011 by Frakture. It is now a stand-alone project, presenting concerts, supporting free improvisation on Merseyside and developing the The Blank Canvas octet. Blank Canvas is curated by the Phil Morton and Robin Hartwell, it has an `open source` system of management and administration and new personnel and their ideas are welcome. Please make contact.
System 5050 for more information, just google it! `improvisers networks system 5050`