Wednesday 11 | 8.30pm
Twelves Trio – Riaan Vosloo (bass), Tim Giles (drums), Mark Hanslip (sax) and Rob Updegraff (guitar) – play original compositions and free improvisations exploring the space between the written and the composed, and their distinctly English take makes evocative use of folk melodies and dance grooves.
The band have released two CDs to date: ‘Here comes the woodman with his splintered soul’ and ‘The adding machine’.
Plus support from
A solo set from multi-instrumentalist and composer James Allsopp who has been involved in many new music projects, including Fraud and Golden Age of Steam.
Friday 13 | 8.30pm
Exotic Pylon Sinfonia
Synaesthetic explorations – the exploding plastic inevitable disintegrating with cosmic dust – improvisation from Position Normal
Outer Church (DJ)
Providing sound sustenance throughout the evening, Joe Stannard’s (The Wire) Brighton-based House of the Holy departs from his underground occultural explorations to bring us a phat selection of classic metal, rock and sundry other delights.
A genuine audio-visual fusion, Sculpture is a marriage of Dan Hayhurt’s sound and Reuben Sutherland’s animations. Pulled together from vintage and analogue equipment and pursuing a derangement of the senses, tape loops are pushed through guitar pedals, a sampler and a mixer while a mobile camera is used to zoom across the duo’s own Zoetrope-like picture disk.
You’re going to lose your mind… Alessio Gastaldello’s post Jennifer Gentle solo project has now swollen to frenetic and morbid heights of psychedelic freak-out with the recruitment of Marco Fasolo (also ex-JG) on guitar, Slumberwood’s Mateo Polato and the extraordinary wildcard of 62 year drummer Maurizio Boldrin, a veteran of countless Italian scenes and ex-member of Pino Donaggio’s band.
Mamuthones are a far-out unholy racket of a band and an insight into a small but brilliantly out-there underground scene that deserves much greater recognition.
Jigoku were not only light-years ahead of the current vogue for mashing up sonic intensities with genre and exploitation visuals but are even further out…
A collaboration between DJ Lovely Jon and Cherrystones, their hyper-intense, lurid and gaudy film capturing skills are micro-edited in conjunction with a live DJ deployment of techno/ italo/ thrash/ trash/ punk/ kosmiche/ soundtrack/ krautrock oh you name it, it’s in there – a total breakdown of boundaries between performance, DJ and film – entirely original, wild as hell and utterly compelling.
Sunday 15 | 8.30pm
Mopomoso – the best in free improvisation
Mopomoso presents the best in free improvisation with four very distinctive sets.
Mark Browne, Sonic Pleasure, Ian Smith
Following the limited edition release of ‘The Box’, Mark Browne (castrato saxophone / percussion) makes a long overdue Mopomoso re-appearance with a new trio featuring the extraordinary Sonic Pleasure (bricks / masonry / metal) and the masterful trumpet work of Ian Smith in what promises to be a vital mix of aural delights.
A rare chance to catch this highly regarded trio – Rex Casswell (guitar), Phil Marks (drums) and Paul Obermayer (electronics) – whose influences are as far apart as Stockhausen, Max Roach, The Meters, Xenakis, Monk and James Brown! With recordings on Evan Parker’s Psi label, the trio play a bold and engaging music of action and interaction that never stands still!
Debut solo appearance in London by Austrian Katja Cruz — a vocalist, composer, improviser, lyricist and painter, who covers a range of styles and genres, from improvised music to Argentine tango; her Leo Records CDs receiving critical acclaim both for their personal approach to improvised music and use of Latin-inflected rhythms.
John Russell & Roger Turner
One of the longest standing partnerships in the free improvisation world, John Russell (guitar) and Roger Turner (percussion) have been playing together for over thirty years.
The almost telepathic understanding, in which they use both pitch and rhythmic elements, creates a driving, dynamic music that can change direction from moment to moment. Not to be missed!