Dave Jackson has posted a recording from some of the regular sessions that happened at The Milkroom. It’s a smaller group featuring him on sax, Richard Harrison on percussion and myself on guitar. These were really fun sessions with a rotating cast of Manchester players week by week. http://davejackson.bandcamp.com/album/jbh-7-12-2010

Whitworth After Hours performance

Nice set of photos on flickr from After Hours performance with Dan and Naomi here. Some interesting reflections here from an audience member on the music drawing performance with Dan and Naomi on Saturday night. http://www.bronwynplatten.com/index.php/blog I enjoyed how the piece highlights the importance of the role of audience as active participants in an improvisedContinue reading “Whitworth After Hours performance”

some Berlin thoughts

Still recovering from the great time I had in Berlin end of last week and beginning of this. Picture above kindly taken by David Armes from Sowieso gig with Klaus Janek and Anat Cohavi. When I was there I did a whole bunch of solo recording (as well as duos) with Richard Scott in hisContinue reading “some Berlin thoughts”

Live Drawing @ Blankspace

Great documentation of performance of Naomi Kendrick drawing improvised sounds by myself and Dan Bridgwood-Hill at the opening of her show @ Blankspace in Manchester in July. Filmed by Insa Langhorst, just spotted a brilliant short she made of the LBO in Wigan which somehow works as a snatch of oldtime silent comedy! http://vimeo.com/14015178

Blank Media Performance

Couple of shots from the excellent Blank Media opening last week, DBH and I improvising for Naomi Kendrick to draw to.  See a different set here taken by Andrew Brooks. Naomi has some interesting reflections on this kind of thing here on her blog.

Gigs in July

MATHILDE is a Leeds based collective with experience both nationally and internationally. All are passionate about introducing improvisation to a wider audience and are engaged in various other collectives and organisations. Seth Bennett (UK) Double bass and trombone Marie Andersen (Denmark), Dance and aerial theatre … Oliver Dover (UK) Saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpophone Rachel DeanContinue reading “Gigs in July”

Open Eye Quartet 20th May

Some great video above from Open Eye gig opening for John Butcher & Okkyung Lee last Friday. Thanks to Dave J. for that. Also a nice little write up from Daniel Ladd @ citylifer. You can read the whole thing here. The pictures below are thanks to some fine camera work by Peter Fey. HavingContinue reading “Open Eye Quartet 20th May”

26th March 2011

Tubers Music Presents: Aural Detritus (Brighton/Bristol) Simon Whetham: Laptop & Field Recordings Daniel Jones: Turntable & Contact Mics Paul Khimasia Morgan: Objects & Abrasion Grew Quartet (Lancaster/Manchester/Sheffield) Stephen Grew: Piano Mick Beck: Saxophone Phil Marks: Percussion David Birchall: Guitar @ St. Margarets Church, Rufford Road/Whalley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8pm £5 waged/£4 unwaged