08 October 2013

Never Come Ashore October

Friday 25th October at Glasgow University Chapel:
Rhodri Davies (harp) - OCCAM I by Eliane Radigue
Michael Duch (double bass) - Opus 17a by Hanne Darboven
Jean-Luc Guionnet (organ) & Rhodri Davies (electric Harp) duo

Saturday 26th October at the Poetry Club:
Michael Duch (bass) & Neil Davidson (guitar) duo
Christoph Reiserer (electronics) - solo
Nick Fells (computer) & Christoph Reiserer (clarinet/saxophone)
Iain Campbell F-W 2 & F-W Fritz Welch
Julia Scott / Liene Rozite / Lucy Duncombe

Friday is free
Saturday is £5
Both days start at 7.30pm

With Michael Duch
Friday 25th 2 - 4pm, Glasgow University Concert Hall. Details to follow.

Friday in the University Chapel from 7.30pm

Rhodri Davies - Occam I for harp by Eliane Radigue 
‘The freedom to be immersed in the ambivalence of continuous modulation with the uncertainty of being and/or not being in this or that mode or tonality. The freedom to let yourself be overwhelmed, submerged in a continuous sound flow where perceptual acuity is heightened through the discovery of a certain slight beating, there in the background, pulsations, breath.’ - Eliane Radigue

Michael Duch - Opus 17a for double bass by Hanne Darboven 
Opus 17a is a long, arpeggiated monster of a score by Hanne Darboven, a conceptual artist born in Munich in 1941. In the 1980s she began to work on musical versions of her number tables, assigning each number a note. The piece is part of Wunschkonzert (1984) a 1008 page collection of loose pages divided into 4 opuses. Michael Duch is from Trondheim. 

Rhodri Davies - electric harp & Jean-Luc Guionnet - organ 
Jean-Luc Guionnet's mannerist dismemberment of the 19th century church organ reveals the organ as architecture, the organ as a massive hybrid corpse with machine parts and tinsel. Rhodri Davies' electric harp adds kindness and a drone inflected lyricism. 

Saturday 26th October The Poetry Club from 7.30 pm

Neil Davidson  & Michael Duch
Acoustic guitar and double bass duo who've been working together for six years on and off; in theatre (with Arild Vange and the Variations on the Common Egg project) improvisation and composition. Rusted drones and an indifferently Feldman-like approach to pattern dominate their duo playing. New duo CD due out on Consumer Waste records in spring 2014. 

Christoph Reiserer 

Christoph is a multi instrumentalist composer from Bavaria. He composes operas for offices, builds kitchen tables that accompany clarinetists and has brought a mild mannered perversion to contemporary music for over twenty years. For example, he re-wrote Haydn's emperor quartet using Hans Eisler's national anthem for East Germany as the second movement's theme. Two sets: solo electronics (with barcodes) and a duo with long term collaborator Nick Fells - laptop.

The neuroscience and techno obsessed half of Conquering Animal Sound doing her solo thing: Anneke Kampman makes electronic music treating the voice as an object, stringing it into musical forms along all the other sonic objects at her disposal. The music evokes a steel band fighting a dinosaur.

Nick Fells & Christoph Reiserer 

Computer & Clarinet duo. Nick & Christoph have been working together since 2003, mostly in Munich. Much of this work came about through an artists residence programme, based near Munich, to which Nick was invited in 2005. 

Iain Campbell F-W 2 & F-W Fritz Welch 

Dystopian architecture, pencil shavings, ice cream, sun tan lotion, decrepitude, medical samples, makeup remover, a catalogue of plague victims and their dance moves, hungover teenage poker party, saline drip feed, oyster sauce, apologia six, daytime television. 

Lucy Duncombe / Liene Rozite / Julia Scott 
Lucy Duncombe plays in Two Wings and collaborates extensively with Hanna Tuulikki but her best stuff falls between the cracks (from whence screaming can be heard to emerge from time to time). Julia Scott plays drums in Palms, is part of a DJ collective, was a co founder of GODS (get the body of a god) and combines yoga, phlegm and other physical movements in her performances with Yoke of Blood. Liene Rozite tries hard not to play the hated flute in various groups and scores very highly on the Asparagus Piss Raindrop 'most frequent performer' list. Her friend Ash moved to London, which has kind of ruined everything. Julia, Lucy and Liene's intimidating trio sounds like none of the above.