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.

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