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, ChorltonContinue reading

Live at Ftarri review from weneednoswords

“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”

Opduvel on Live at Ftarri

“Not long after the release of the fascinating Live in Beppu, the new English free sound artists Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar) and Otto Willberg (bass) will release a new edition, this time at the London Raw Tonk label. This time the musicians from Manchester are joined by the Japanese Toshimaru Nakamura. His instrumentContinue reading “Opduvel on Live at Ftarri”

Avantscena review of Live at Ftarri

“Live at Ftarri” is a new release of “Raw Tonk Records”. Album was recorded by four jazz masters – Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar), Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board) and Otto Willberg (double bass). All fourth musicians have interesting and evocative playing manner, they also are creative and famous members of contemporary avant-gardeContinue reading “Avantscena review of Live at Ftarri”

Opduvel on Live in Beppu

Big Thanks to Gert at Opduvel for his careful listening and writing about the Live in Beppu CDr! My favourite brief quote: “It therefore requires open-mindedness about what music is, but for those who hold the opinion that sound is music, this is an interesting and very fascinating improvisation.” The review is in Dutch here:Continue reading “Opduvel on Live in Beppu”

Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute

“Young, rebellious improvised music from the very center of the United Kingdom, continued! Manchester in attack, not only in the football dimension! A brave rule of DIY (do it yourself), gray cartons, compacts, cd-ry, vinyl single, freedom, freedom, anarchy, improvisation – how beautiful! The tiny label run by guitarist David Birchall – Vernacular Recordings *)Continue reading “Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute”

Live in Beppu

Berlin open air swimming pool related this group came out of the fresh idea of “THE SCHWIMBAD JAZZ POOL” an association that was going to include the 3 of us on this record and our pal Rogier Smal on drums. For one thing or another the day before we were going to make our firstContinue reading “Live in Beppu”