A LITTLE ABOUT SEPTEMBER”S TUESDAYSPOST ARTISTS
For more than 30 years, Michael Peters has explored the world looking for new sounds. Most of his musical output veers from the mainstream and has been difficult to categorize. The renowned WIRE magazine has reviewed two of his albums in their “Outer Limits” section, which says it all. Michael’s main instrument is the guitar – he studied with renowned guitarist, Robert Fripp and also is influenced by guitarists David Torn, Eivind Aarset, and Fred Frith. He extends the guitar using electronic effects, midi, and livelooping techniques. He has played in avant rock and open improvisational groups. He also has experimented with sampling and cutting up random FM radio broadcasts to use as elements in live improvisation.
Classical trained pianist and keyboardist, Fabio has played in many bands and worked in many different musical contexts, developing a distinctive kind of sound. His music can be defined as classical, minimal, ambient, experimental and it ranges from atmospheric film style soundtracks to minimalism, from soundscapes to a dark-glitchy ambient music. It’s not a “focused listening”, neither a pure “wallpaper” type of music, rather it bridges this gap neatly, allowing the listener the choice to be either transported or remain grounded depending on the mood of the day. Technically music is played and looped, electronically recycled and treated on the fly in a constant balance between improvisation and pre-composed musical ideas. That’s achieved recurring to “live looping”, a technic that allows a musician to “clone” himself and interact with his own music in real time.
LiveLooping music is a way of extending your musical possibilities without resorting to the use of pre-recorded or pre-programmed material. Sounds can be layered, altered, mixed and edited as the music is performed. andy butler produces a wide range of sounds from his guitar by use of special techniques, and by electronic modification. Melodies, rhythms and a whole range of distinctive guitar and ‘non-guitar’ tones.
Georgina creates instant choirs of sound, often in an hypnotic style. The point of this music is not only to captivate with extraordinary timing, harmonic and melodic style but also to help the listener to relax. The pace of the music can be slow and is set to help the listener relax. The compositions are mostly restful instil and intellectually they adher to some modernist principles but using harmonious parameters, instead of dissonance. The type of sound world Georgina produces is also a great vehicle for more experimental work and social comment.