Detail from solar powered samplers I made together with young people earlier in the year at Fermynwoods installed at there Fermynwoodstock festival in July.
http://rhizomatic-web-zine.herokuapp.com/#publication/5c64a2107b888f0014ff2e83 Some new sounds from Adam Fairhall on accordion, Michael Perrett on bass clarinet and me on mainly ebowed electric guitar QUASI SPECTRAL ENGLISH FOLKSONG NOSTALGIA IMPROVISATION “OH MY GOD WHAT A LOAD OF S##T SKEGNESS BUTLINS IS!!!” “We visited Skegness Butlins in 2007 and it is the filthiest place I’ve ever been, it’s tooContinue reading “New Music”
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 2010/2011Continue reading “Initial Spring Incident (File under Thriller)”
A new CD with handprinted covers and a detail of artwork from a painting by Alexander Brealey Birchall is now out on Vernacular. Interesting for me as it explores recording quiet, end of the day, melodic improvisations, using lots of space: the kind of playing I did nearly everyday at this kind of dusk timeContinue reading “Dusk out now!”
ALIVEN WOOL the new Historically Fucked album is now out on Heavy Petting! Probably the best one we did yet. We’re playing at TUSK Festival in October too. Before that you can see me and Greta from the band touring for a week in the North of England with Trinkhallen Tour Ruhr 10th-14th September.
Sounding DiY, Split, Croatia MKC Split Some photos above from the Sounding DIY group show at MKC in Split. It’s on until the 26th August.
Out today, two new releases comprised of studio recordings! The first Tongues EP is lots of song form pieces made from homemade electronics, guitars, metal on pickups and voice. The second Elapses is compositions made with feedback; guitar to amp and ebow combined with motorised cake display turntable. I don’t make pieces like this oftenContinue reading “Two new digital releases”
“David Birchall, Sam Andraea and Otto Willberg are part of an emerging cohort of players working at interface of fire music and free improvisation, a bunch of cats who relish blurring those borders and the resulting messiness of approach. It’s the opposite of the rather studious air gap built up between those two disciplines inContinue reading “Live at Ftarri review from weneednoswords”
Super happy to be part of the Tusk line up this year alongside my lovely Historically Fucked colleagues! We are playing the Friday I believe.