Very happy to say the Curious Ear series I co-curate with Andrew Cheetham which takes place at The Peer Hat has been awarded an Arts Council England Grant for the first half of next year! Lots of very exciting events and workshops lined up, news on sign up for Phil Minton’s Feral Choir Workshop in Februrary coming soon.
David Birchall, Sam Andreae, Otto Willberg, Toshimaru Nakamura live @ Cafe oto, 4th December 2019
From Cactus Synth Workshop in Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton on 5th December
Lovely to have my vinyl copy of the Burgess Archive cassette archive project that I contributed a track to here at the Noise Orchestra Studio where I put my contribution together. The double LP and double CD is out now on Sub Rosa and the whole project has been developed and curated by Alan Dunn. The first disc features original recordings from the archive and the second reworking by various artists including myself, Scanner, Chris Watson, Vicky Clarke, Alan Dunn, Reverend Max Ripple and others.
Below is picture from my performance at the launch event for the record at The Burgess Centre on 21st November.
Really looking forward to performing selections from Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit as part of Edges Ensemble at HCMF! Both performances are free.
Friday 15th November 5pm @ Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, Princess Street, Huddersfield
Monday 18th November 2pm @ Atrium, Richard Steinitz Building, University of Huddersfield
Thursday 21st November 7pm @ Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill 3, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY
Concert celebrating a double CD/LP release on Sub Rosa of Anthony Burgess’ tape archive and remixes.
Monday 25th November duo with John Jasnoch @ University Arms, Sheffield
Super happy about this beautiful poster by Mio Ebisu for our forthcoming tour in December!
4th December Cafe Oto, London
5th December The Rose Hill, Brighton
6th December TOPH, Newcastle
7th December Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
8th December Lamp Tavern, Birmingham
9th December Small Seeds, Huddersfield
10th December Peer Hat, Manchester
There will also be super fun DIY electronic soldering workshops taking place as part of the tour in Brighton, Glasgow and Manchester of the new Noise Orchestra cactus synth. Details of how to sign up for those should be on the promoters websites in the near future.
Detail from solar powered samplers I made together with young people earlier in the year at Fermynwoods installed at there Fermynwoodstock festival in July.
“trailing some idea of what radio or “field recording” really with people could be like (though of course the recording is in fact in an actual field a lot of the time) i made this test with my eldest son exploring the fields, ponds and lane which lie near our house. Its an area that is part of the flood plain of the River Mersey in Stretford, the meadow would have originally flooded in heavy rains but doesnt now due to flood defences built in the 70s; huge banks and sluice overflows into Sale Water Park. You can see the remains of some much older sluice gates and a pond which is part of the overflow system in the field we recorded in .”
QUASI SPECTRAL ENGLISH FOLKSONG NOSTALGIA IMPROVISATION
“We visited Skegness Butlins in 2007 and it is the filthiest place I’ve ever been, it’s too expensive and poorly organised. My youngest son (11 years of age) actually cried at the end of our terrible first and last day trip to Butlins Skegness, he has never cried before from a day trip (any trip)!
We’ve been to some doosies in our time, but we always managed to have a good time at some point in the day at other disappointing attractions (usually boring museums) we didn’t even get a small amount of fun at Butlins Skegness.”
New album with long term sparring partner Richard Harrison out now digitally. This was recorded in rehearsal for our first ever duo gig together (we’ve done various trios alongside Richard Scott, Matt Wand and Dave Jackson over the years: Dave J has actually published a number of those trio sessions from Hotspur House around 2010/2011 here.