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!”
New CD out now on Raw Tonk Records! Live recording from a gig at Ftarri in Tokyo, Japan April 2017 featuring: Sam Andreae: saxophone David Birchall: guitar Toshimaru Nakamura: no input mixing board Otto Willberg: double bass
First play the other night for ages in duo with Andrew Cheetham. You can still, i think get our debut release from 2012 here: http://mie.limitedrun.com/products/506411-birchall-cheetham-duo-tipping-point-cdr We played alot together round that time so it was good to revisit the duo vibe. Recently we’ve more or less ended up playing together loads but within other groups:Continue reading “ACDB Before Common era duo”
New release out today from myself along with Sam Andreae, Otto Willberg with art and design by Mio Ebisu. This was recorded last July with Shakeen Abu Hamdan at Ouse Studios in Leeds. It was a really nice session and we felt like we had began to crave out a very interesting space for improvisingContinue reading “A Hair in the Chimney”
Really pleased to that the second album we recorded with the ABC Trio (myself, Andrew Cheetham and Sam Andreae) has been released on CD with splendid artwork in a DVD style case by our long term supporters over at the Tombed Visions in Manchester. We’re super happy with the record! If you want a copyContinue reading “‘Difficult Second Album’”
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 aContinue reading “Historically Fucked Tape out now!”
Another interesting day exploring the few hundred metres surrounding the People’s History Museum in Manchester using a pickup as a listening device. This is for a piece of sound work with accompanying map that I’m preparing for an exhibition curated by the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement at the PHM opening on 23rd July. See more here http://www.thelrm.orgContinue reading “2nd day of electromagnet recordings for LRM show”
Me and Vicky will be presenting our Noise Orchestra work so far and prototypes along with our fellow Art + Tech colleagues at this event next Friday at Madlab. More info and what to do if you want to attend here.
Excellent episode of PS2N, digital TV coming out of Sheffield which features various scenes with the 50 metre plus string instrument Sam Andreae and myself built there as part of our residency at the Penthouse in September/October 2014.