Monday, March 20, 2006

Phillip Clemo london

We are playing at 93 feet east in Brick lane tonight 21st March there should be a bit of a crowd by all accounts so please try to get there early.
150 Brick Lane,, London, E1 6QL,UK -
SEPARATED BY SHADOWS (PHILIP CLEMO & BAND) MAIN HALL 7.30PM - 11PM £8/£10 (08700 600 100) / Composer and film-maker PHILIP CLEMO develops dialogues between composition, improvisation and film. Described as 'mesmeric and completely addictive' by The Wire, Clemo's work 'hints at jazz, classical and world... but it always seems to sound like it's own music' - Radio 3. Jazzwise described Ambiguous Dialogues (Metier Jazz) as 'John Cage to electric Miles via Brian Eno... intensely personal and profoundly beautiful. Clemo's live sextet have quite a lineage, having played with David Sylvian, Courtney Pine, Evan Parker, Jah Wobble, The Cinematic Orchestra and Bill Laswell. They perform with a specially made film, shot in Iceland, South East Asia and Australasia.

Finally on My Space

I finally got around to joining the online community that is Lawson and Andi Mclean had both got me thinking last year about joining but I just didn't get round to exploring it until now.It seems like a good place to listen to music direct from the Artist both unreleased and released.There is also the adding of people to your myspace site that throws up some interesting names.i.e at mine there is now a link to Artist like Pat metheny.David bowie, George clinton and many others that have popped up.

A busy week

Had two good gigs last week the first in Brighton at the Dome with Phillip Clemo.It really was a pleasure playing with musicians like John Edwards,Mark Saunders,Tom Chant and Clive Bell.The music is tightly controlled by a lot of sequenced sounds pre-recorded on to computer plus an original video installation used as a backdrop to the band.The sound could of been better but the audience seem to leave happy enough.
The second gig was at the Red Rose with Tony Bevan on Bass Saxophone and me on percussion it was great not to have any restrictions placed on you creatively.Peter flood the drummer played beautifully to open the night eith Ian watson on trumpet and electics.The other band on had chefa alonso playing some lovely soprano sax.I had only known Chefa as a percussionist so it was a surprise to hear her so at home on the sax but I found out after that this was actually her first instrument.Dave Leahy played some nice Bass with Ashley Wales providing some sympathetic processing and sounds.
Saturday saw me do a session down at the Resonance Fm studios at tin pan alley with the Springhill Jack crew John Coxon and Ashley Wales at the controls this is their regular fortnightly show were they play pretty leftfield stuff.It was a lot of fun and I would love to do another session at some time in the future.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Phillip Clemo gig tonight in Brighton

Here is some info on tonights gig with Phillip Clemo.
Philip Clemo and Band Time(s): 8pm Tickets: £10 (concessions £8) Telephone 01273 709709 Philip Clemo laptop, electronics, guitar Tom Chant soprano saxophone Clive Bell Asian flutes John Edwards double bass Orphy Robinson percussion Mark Sanders drums and percussion Clemo constructs complex atmospheres, mixing the sounds of Icelandic geothermal activity with the insect life of the Malaysian rainforest, Delhi street markets with the sparks and crunches of metal and glass workshops. He weaves these sound environments into layers of beautiful and dark harmonies created with electronics, manipulated guitar and keyboards. The soprano saxophone of Tom Chant and the shakuhachi and bansuri flutes of Clive Bell dance and dive over Philip Clemo's lush and colourful soundscapes. Orphy Robinson on percussion and Mark Sanders on drums and percussion create and shift the rhythmic textures, with John Edwards on double bass moving between rhythm and harmonic colour, utilising the full range of his instrument. The band performs with a large screen DVD projection of a film specially made for the performance. Shot on location in Iceland, UK, Australia and South East Asia, using high speed and time-lapse filming techniques, it explores ideas around the abstraction of nature through the distortion of scale and time. The slowed-down imagery of waterfalls and geothermal eruptions creates an awesome backdrop to the musical explorations on stage.

Recycle Collective march gig

Hello lovely people,

Here's a quick reminder about the next Recycle Collective gig.It happens this Thursday,
This monhth features Steve Lawson, BJ Cole and Thomas Leeb. BJ Cole plays pedal steel guitar, thomas leeb plays acoustic guitar. It's going to be a gorgeous evening's
music, in London's coolest venue - Darbucka, in Clerkenwell - 182, St
John's Street, to be precise. £7/£5 (concs) to get in, doors open 7pm,
music starts 8pm. Come early and have dinner in the restaurant (or order
food while you're listening - the food there is outstanding.)
Check out the recycle collective website for a great deal on tickets also.
Steve has also added some new music recorded with Ace Saxophnist theo travis from their recent tour.

Thursday 16th Red Rose gig with Tony Bevan

129 Seven Sisters Road,Finsbury Park,N7 7QG, London, ,UK -
Tony Bevan and Orphy Robinson The monthly Cutting Edge "Back in your town" night run by Springhill Jack member Ashley wales. This month features the high octane duet of the Uk Bass Saxophonist Bevan with Multi instrumentalist Orphy.They first performed as a duet last year, receiving rave reviews from both critics and audience.Both are members of the "BRUISE" quintets critically acclaimed CD release last year.Also Look out for the groundbreaking CD release of last year's much talked about concert with recently departed guitar legend Derek Bailey due for release soon.