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Bevan/Janek/Looney & more 5th Nov

Next Tubers gig, see details here on facebook and Tubers site here.

Saturday 5th November


An intercontinental meeting of improvisers!

Scott Looney has forged a signature style using the inside and outside of the piano, plucking strings, using metal implements and other quick preparations, in combination to playing the piano normally. He has also developed a flexible, expressive voice with electronics using Max/MSP which is as effective as his many piano textures are…

Klaus Janek studied classical doublebass with M. Muraro, Venice and in workshops with D.Holland, P.Kowald. L.Butch Morris, Jaribu Shahid.
He explores avantgarde music and works on sound research on the doublebass. Gets involved in the improvised music scene and lots of traditional and electronic music, published CD (FMP, edel classics, Minor Music, Solponticello, Ubiquity and others), in between three solo doublebass CDs. Composes music for tv, dancetheatre and a houseopera, sound for Meta Design, Berlin. Art direction of various concertseries in Italy and Germany. Concert and festival appearances in EU, USA, Russia, Israel, Canada and Japan.
www.klaus-janek.de /

Tony Bevan is an Oxford based player of bass, tenor & soprano saxophones. He has been involved with the LMC and Oxford Improvisers and performed with many of his contemporaries on the UK free improv scene: Phil Minton, Steve Beresford, John Russell, Pat Thomas, Steve Noble and many others.

free jazz tinged improvising from 4 great musicians all based in the North West
Stephen Grew: Piano
Phillip Marks: Percussion
Matt Robinson: Clarinent
Maxwell Sterling: Double bass

combines abstract expressionist visual art with experimental electronic-acoustic music to accentuate the similarities of both during improvised exchanges. Angela paints onto a contact miked canvas as Rod and Anton manipulate the sound generated.


@ St, Margaret’s Church,

Rufford Rd/Whalley Rd,

Whalley Range,


M16 9EA

8pm doors £5 waged/£4 unwaged

Two gigs for February

A couple of gigs coming up via our newly named “Tubers Music” collective…

Friday 4th February


Tel Aviv-based freeform happening transplanted into Manchester for one night only. Expect sets from hosts Eran Sachs and Alex Drool as well as collaborations with local improvisers. Loads of info here on the Cafe Oto website.

“PRIMATE ARENA is Israel’s first consistent platform for a wide palette of experimental and improvised music. Hosted by Eran Sachs and Alex DROOL, PRIMATE ARENA is a bi-weekly freeform happening for experimental & out muzak events (mostly in Tel Aviv), dedicated to Psych, EAI, Noise, Speech/Sonic/Concrete Poetry, Avant Rock, post millennial obscurities, pre millennial obscurities, the history of 20th century experimental music & other adventurous ventures. Over the past three years they have created a platform – central to Tel Aviv’s now vibrant, thriving scene – that has nurtured a community of adventurous local musicians including Maya Dunietz and Yoni Silver and hosted visiting internationals such as Adam Bohman, , Jérôme Noetinger, Arnaud Rivière, Ignatz Schick, Daniel Padden, Bob Ostertag and many others. Primate Arena encompasses a regular performance series a number of ensembles and a radio programme.”


Total Vermin Tapes boss S.Arnot and anthropological lung explorer S.Fitzpatrick join sonic forces. Expect tonal sketches from the subterranean to the extra terrestrial.

@ St. Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE.
8.30pm Start
£5/4 unwaged


Friday 18th February


“a musty sci-fi soundtrack feeling the shavings from a wheezing Akai Dirtbox dissolve in acid rain, bring a raincoat…”

Dylan Nyoukis

more here.


Brighton based mix of ecstatic tones, outer body experiences and zoned out noises. Hear here.


Three of Manchester’s finest musicians (Homelife, Spaceheads, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides) explore the inner resonant cavity of St. Margaret’s church with a variety of big drums.



@ St. Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE.
8.30pm Start
£5/4 unwaged

Further Future:  

Saturday 26th March

St. Margarets Church,

Whalley Range,


Aural Detritus UK Tour 2011

Collaborative groupings of:

Simon Whetham (laptop, field recordings), Daniel Jones (turntable, contact mics) and Paul Khimasia Morgan (objects, abrasion).

Simon Whetham is a field recordist operating out of Bristol, UK.  He has a prolific release schedule with recent releases on labels including Entr’acte, Con-V, Trente Oiseaux, and Gruenrekorder. Throughout May 2009 Simon was Artist In residence at the Art Container, Tallinn, Estonia. Simon also curates the Active Crossover sound art exhibition. http://simonwhetham.co.uk/

 Daniel Jones is an improviser who has a recent release on Cathnor, and on Another Timbre as part of Loris.  In 2010,both he and Paul performed in Brighton with Ryu Hankil and Seijiro Murayama.http://www.cathnor.com/Cathnor_New_CV007.html

 Paul Khimasia Morgan is an improviser whose recent collaboration with Simon Whetham was released on the Con-V label. Paul promotes irregular concerts of improvised music in Brighton under the aural detritus concert series banner.http://www.auraldetritus.blogspot.com/ http://www.con-v.org/cnvr22.html

also set from Stephen Grew/Phil Marks Quartet tbc