Phil Durrant (semi-modular synths)
Sue Lynch (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
N.O. Moore (electric guitar)
Emil Karlsen (drums)
doors 7pm | music 8pm | entry £8
Phil Durrant : Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts.
As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the “group voice approach” style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more “reductionist” approach.
Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Bill Thompson, Mark Wastell, as well as his seven-piece group ‘If Herbie Went West Coast’, using a modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick, mandolinist Richard Scott and drummer Emil Karlsen.
Durrant still performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN.
Sue Lynch : tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute and composition. Sue Lynch currently runs The Horse Improvised Music Club with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover.
Has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Nuria Andorra, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel and Sharon Gal.
Currently performs with the Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’.
In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’, an electro acoustic ensemble, featuring women improvisers, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018,she performed at 3 Klange Tag Music &Word Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and, Tusk Festival and Guess Who Festival with The Scorpios. Solo performance at Pied Nu Festival, Le Havre 2019. Recent releases with FMR records with ‘Dial’, a quartet featuring, Sue Lynch, Dawid Frydyk, John Edwards and Dave Fowler and ‘Secant/Tangent’ (dxdy recordings) with Crystabel Riley and Nathan Moore.
N.O. Moore is an electric guitarist with a parallel interest in electronics and drum machines. As an improviser, he has played with people such as Eddie Prévost, John Butcher, Rachel Musson, John Edwards, Sue Lynch, Alan Wilkinson, Steve Noble, and Steve Beresford. He can be heard on a number of recordings, including ‘Nous’ (with Prévost and Jason Yarde) on Matchless, and ‘The Secret Handshake with Danger’ (with Henry Kaiser, Binker Golding, Olie Brice, and Prévost) on 577. He has recently launched the DXDY Recordings label to present improvised and electronic musics.
Moore is interested in the relationship between automation and autonomy, and how this affords fabrications of human sensibility and affect. His first album of purely electronic music was released by Orbit577 on November 26, 2021.
Emil Karlsen, originally from Norway, is a young drummer/improviser currently based in Leeds, UK. He is active on the UK jazz and improvised music scene establishing himself as a new, original voice. In 2019 he released his solo record “Flux” followed by a UK tour.
He is seen across the UK with various large and small ensembles ranging from being a solo performer to percussionist in the London Improvisers Orchestra. He’s currently active in groups with improvisers such as Philipp Wachsmann, Matthew Bourne, Phil Durrant, Ed Jones, Mark Hanslip and the London Improvisers Orchestra. Apart from being a busy performer, he also run the label noumenon – a label for improvised music with a Scandinavian presence.