Is the name of one of Martin Archer’s many projects – essentially a duo alongside James Huggett. I was delighted recently when Martin asked if I could contribute guitar to a 19 minute(!) track of theirs, for a forthcoming release.
I was even more impressed when Martin gave me complete freedom to play and mix whatever I wished – it’s so rare to be given complete trust in this fashion. I’ve just completed my track – quite dark, even by my standards – I hope it works for them….
The Meloche gig turned out to be a superb night of improvisation, featuring Chris Meloche – electronics, Hervé Perez – sax, Martin Archer – electronics/bass harmonica, Mick Beck – bassoon, Charlie Collins – percussion plus myself on guitar/loops. Various permutations accompanied Chris and some truly unearthly sounds were conjured up. A small but knowledgeable audience enjoyed every minute, as the sun slowly set in the gardens outside. Video coming soon…
Thursday Jun 19th 2014
Time 8.00pm: £5/£3
Over The Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Sheffield S11 9AU
A one of group featuring Sheffield based colleagues of Canadian electroacoustic musician Meloche making one of his occasional visits to town. Expect three sets, comprising combinations from the list below.
Chris Meloche – electronics
Hervé Perez – electronics
Martin Archer – electronics
Mick Beck – bassoon
Nick Robinson – guitars and loops
Andy Peake – keyboards
Charlie Collins – percussion
Expect low key towards minimal improvised dronescapes.
Had a great time last night at the ancient Bishop’s House. Sadly Martin Archer was too ill to perform, but it mean Meson and The Garden got to play extended sets! Good to see Mark & Mark, ever-present at my gigs, it seems. Also great to see Dean from Hathersage and long-time CSA fan Elliot Wheeler (now in a revitalised Danse Society!) from Liverpool! Jan Todd & Elliot took some great photos (below)
That’s the snappy title of an article written by Koshiro Hatori in the Tanteidan Magazine 145. The Tanteidan (Japanese for “detectives”) are a high-end origami group who study the deeper ends of the folding art. I can’t read Japanese, but Hatori-san contacted me a while ago for details of how I have used paper within the field of music. You can read more here.
Just a quick reminder of the next gig I’m playing on Friday 30th May 7.30, at a delightful 16th century house just down the road from where I live, called Bishop’s house. I’m playing with my Garden duo, alongside Martin Archer and Meson. Here’s a photo from a previous set there.