Hems (Dj Set)
Hanzo (Interactive Visuals)
7.30pm First act
Martin Pyne http://
Martin Pyne is a composer and improviser. He plays vibraphone, drums, and percussion , and makes extensive use of electronics. His music draws on a wide range of influences – jazz, free improv, Americana, electronica and classical all feed into what I do. His current projects include the trio Busnoys with Jeff Spencer and Trevor Davies, and an improvising duo with fellow vibraphonist Corey Mwamba.
“Busnoys offer an intelligent, imaginative combination of vibes, bass guitar and drums. Recalling Gary Burton’s sixties group with Steve Swallow, this is a genuinely contemporary record that should appeal to new as well as established jazz fans” JAZZ UK reviewing Busnoys’ debut album San Angelo.
“The beautiful sound of Busnoys.” Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction
Minor Pilot http://minorpilot.co.uk/
The band of the book of the film of the song of the story of the painting of the dream.
Based in the Hitchin area of North Herts, Minor Pilot are four people playing some instrumental, proggy/rocky/noisy/droney/
A recent lineup change has provided a breath of fresh (but very noisy)air, in the form of Latitudes guitarist Tim Blyth. The band’s previous two releases (Minor/Major, and The Enlightenment) are available free to download from their bandcamp. But in the new world, this has all been abandoned and everything built from the ground up again.
There’s no telling what they’ll be up to now, but you can bet it’s going to be loud.
Rupert Boddington : Drums
Nick Keogh : Bass
Tim Blyth : Guitar
Danny Keighren : Guitar
Georgina Brett http://
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
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.
Hems DJ set http://hems.io/
Aka Henrique Matias will be playing us some tunes.. Henrique is a multi-talented composer, programmer and dj.. He specialises in Multimedia programming ( from internet things to Max/MSP and similars), although not all his live music and performances sounds like computer music (sometimes he takes his drum machines and crazy things out of the house).
Visuals by Hanzo https://www.facebook.com/