Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute

“Young, rebellious improvised music from the very center of the United Kingdom, continued! Manchester in attack, not only in the football dimension! A brave rule of DIY (do it yourself), gray cartons, compacts, cd-ry, vinyl single, freedom, freedom, anarchy, improvisation – how beautiful! The tiny label run by guitarist David Birchall – Vernacular Recordings *)Continue reading “Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute”

Live in Beppu

Berlin open air swimming pool related this group came out of the fresh idea of “THE SCHWIMBAD JAZZ POOL” an association that was going to include the 3 of us on this record and our pal Rogier Smal on drums. For one thing or another the day before we were going to make our firstContinue reading “Live in Beppu”

Playing a pickup…

New youtube EP showing a first exploration of straight to guitar pickup to metal sounds. Recorded straight into the recorder on headphones; using an extremity of volume and zero overdrive (an unusual feature for me!) to make the small interesting elements audible. This is part of a longer piece of research looking at ways toContinue reading “Playing a pickup…”

Some recent playing

Some recent playing sessions with new formations that I’ve really enjoyed. Last tuesday in improvising strings ensemble with Dan Bridgwood-Hill: violin, David Birchall: guitar, Ecka Mordecai: cello and Otto Willberg: double bass And from a rehearsal at the start of June with Greta Buitkute: voice, David Birchall: guiatr, Phillip Marks: percussion and Otto Willberg: doubleContinue reading “Some recent playing”

Tour with Phil Minton & Luke Poot

Really looking forward to a brief trio of solo dates opening up for Phil and Luke’s duo at the end of the month. Saturday 26th April Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg + Adam Bohman Phil Minton + Luke Poot David Birchall The Noize Choir @ Mining Institute, Newcastle £5.50/£7   Sunday 27th April Phil Minton +Continue reading “Tour with Phil Minton & Luke Poot”

Light Theremin

I was working the start of the week trying to find my way around the first few basic Arduino projects… been really fun! Finally got to a point where I’d built up enough knowledge to have a go at this light theremin, great because this kind of interaction with sources in the world and soundContinue reading “Light Theremin”

Perceptions and time

Was set off thinking by doing a bit of research last week into some links provided by the dancer Katie Duck on her webspace centred around exploring scientific research into the brain and perception. Out of this I focused on the idea that our perception of time can be change when involved with work likeContinue reading “Perceptions and time”