First studio recording with Colin Webster and Rogier Smal out very soon on Astral Spirits! Recorded at Dropout Studios, Camberwell.
A short film made by Andrew Brooks of a session which was part of a research project led by Naomi Kendrick along with Dan Bridgwood Hill from summer 2016.
Really pleased with this! First release from a new project attempting to improvise short songs:: in fact pop music:: with some degree of precision. Its in an edition of 27 copies then its gone. I’m playing guitar along with Greta Buitkute on vocals, Alecs Pierce on drumset and Otto Willberg on electric bass. Its a […]
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 to […]
New release from one of my favourite quartets to work with. These are takes from an epic session in Stockport last winter with Sam Weaver at the helm.
I still have some copies here of the tape released by Sound Holes of myself, Javier Saso and Nicolas Dobson. Its material drawn from a session at Brazil Studios recorded just outside Madrid on the day before a gig there together in February of this year. Only £3 email to davidmbirchallatgmail.com for a post quote.
Pleased to announce that DRK MATTA have released a digital recording of the new set up I’ve been working with recently; pickups, light sources, motorised fans and objects. Its a binaural recording made by Jason Singh on the top floor of the Hotspur Press building in Manchester.
A series of improvisations exploring the objects I use as preparations with the guitar and pickups. I was interested to see if there was a way to see the spatial relations between these things giving rise to things that could be developed further as score based systems. Watching back it became clear that in fact there […]
Very excited to be getting ready to travel to Brussels to do a residency at Q02 with my Noise Orchestra colleague Vicky Clarke! We’re going to be testing out circuits we made earlier in the year on the Arts + Tech programme and working on new assemblages and making some recordings.
Audience eyeview film of the final performance we did for 50 Steps in April this year. “Final performance of a cross-artform dance project celebrating the Pennine Way in its 50th anniversary year. With Stacey Johnstone, Ruth Jones, Natalie Speake (performers), David Birchall (musician) and Simon Warner (videographer) Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax. April […]