Monday, 23 April 2012

The Chasms come to Bristol

Richard Quirk is one of my most long-term supporters and also one of the most consistently creative, releasing with his bands The Chasms and Sandfingers and also producing his solo works. The pieces are often recorded in his barn on the Isle of Man or out around the island - follow the links as most recordings are freely downloadable and highly recommended.

On May 4th, The Chasms are coming to Bristol to play at the wonderful Cube Cinema. I am, naturally, very excited. I've actually played his solo record a few times between acts when doing sound there and there has been some surprise when his field recordings of the TT motorcycle race come on.

(other trivia - my old workshop was in a space shared with Eftus Spectun who open the night - I was certainly perplexed hearing them work for about 2 years on a 20 minute live performance - but since then I think they've taken on the amazing drummer Jan (ex-Safetyword) who is also from the Isle of Man)

Cube Programme Link - Friday 4 May / 8.00pm / £5 advance/£7 on the door

Friday, 13 April 2012

Bugs (so called new live name?) supporting BassClef in London

Bass Clef

Raime (DJ)

Ralph LTF (DJ)
Friday 18 May 2012 - at: Power Lunches - 446 Kingsland Rd, Hackney, London, E8 4AE
8.00pm - 2.00am | £6 adv

Read the full event blurb here (via QuJunktions). In support of Ralf Cumbers' new Bass Clef album.

I'm *meant* to be getting dancefloor rhythmic. Gotta hook some beat-machines up to the modular for wonky-clocks.

Monday, 2 April 2012

BEAM Night @ Cafe OTO - 4th April 2012

For this night I'll be premiering a new installation/demonstration approach -> five sets of headphones hooked up to the Modular, with me giving 10-minute mini-performances to people throughout the night.

I see this as an interesting and direct method for demonstration -> the stereo sounds go straight into the listener, coupled with a close-up view of what is being patched (even if what is actually going on remains somewhat mystical).

I'll also be doing a 'regular' 20-minute Modular performance on stage.