Tuesdays Post Letchworth Edition

Our first Tuesdays Post outside of London, another milestone :) We bring our style of Live Progressive Ambient Music to Letchworth. Especially happy to welcome our overseas visitor Michael Peters from Germany.

Artists on the programme:

Michael Peters
Georgina Brett
Darkroom

Saturday November 1st at Dot to Dot, 6-8 Thw Wynd, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 3EN.

Tickets £10 includes one drink.

A little about each performance:

MICHAEL PETERS
http://www.michaelpeters.de/

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.

GEORGINA BRETT
http://georginabrett.co.uk/

Georgina Brett’s music is created using her voice and effects pedals, creating instant choirs of sound, often in an hypnotic style. The point of this music is not only to captivate with extraordinary timing and melodic style but also to help the listener to relax, in our ever-increasingly fast world.
“…Brett’s work is worth a particular mention for its ghostly, ethereal quality and thoughtful, delicate compositions…There is for me a continuum connecting to the Minimalists, of course – as a soloist, she’s doing some of the things that the Meredith Monk Ensemble did (minus the loopers), and there’s a feeling of the “discovered folk music” that Monk used in her work. Other moments have the quasi-Medieval sounds of Philip Glass — one track recalling the “Knee Plays,” other moments perhaps channeling Hildegard, in flourishes of modal monophony that underlie the writing. But this voice seems personal and intimate, centering on folk song round-style directness..” Peter Kirn CDM

DARKROOM
http://www.darkroomtheband.net/

The UK-based duo of Michael Bearpark (guitars) and Andrew Ostler (synths) expertly ride the line between luscious, old-school progressive rock and modern ambient electronics. At times reminiscent of early Tangerine Dream, with hints of Fripp and Eno, Darkroom creates clouds of sequenced synths, chewy grooves, and looped phrases to support a variety of acoustic and electric guitar melodies that twist and turn in surprising, occasionally aggressive, ways. Moody and well-orchestrated, this release takes you places. “The term “progressive electronica” is definitely an apt one for this duo. It’s accessible and addictive, while remaining expansive and exploratory. Quite a feat. I’ve been listening to these guys for nearly 20 years. Darkroom is a constant source of intrigue, wonder and invention.” Anil Prasad April 2014.