Gaudenz Badrutt : electronics & computer
Marjolaine Charbin : piano
Phil Durrant : modular synthesizer or mandolin
Mark Wastell : spring reverb, contact mics & oscillator
Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | £8 cash
Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics & computer) has worked for more than 20 years as an electronic musician in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Best known for his collaborations with Jonas Kocher (accordion) and Hans Koch (bass clarinet, clarinet, soprano saxophone), and as a solo performer as well as one half of the electroacoustic duo Strøm.
Badrutt’s music is characterised by a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices. He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition and sound & video installation. Badrutt currently works on projects with Ilia Belorukov, Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Frantz Loriot, Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Alfred Zimmerlin and Daniel Studer and has further collaborated with Andy Guhl, Strotter Inst., Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut, Alexandre Babel et al. Concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals RingRing Belgrade, Music Unlimited Wels, Le Bruit de la Musique Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx (F), Sanatorium of Sound Poland, Irtijal Beirut, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Transmediale Berlin or Taktlos/Tonart Bern. He lives and works as a freelance musician in Biel (Switzerland).
Marjolaine Charbin is a pianist working both inside the piano with objects and with the keyboard. Originally from France, she lived for many years in Brussels and is now based in London. Since studying sound engineering and then jazz piano at the conservatoire in Brussels, she has focussed on improvised music as both a solo and collaborative performer. She has worked with a wide range of musicians and dancers, in London and across Europe, including Olivier Toulemonde, Jennifer Allum, Eddie Prevost, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Julyen Hamilton, David Toop, Rhodri Davies, Theodossia Stathi, Grundik Kassiansky, Ute Kangiesser, Frans van Isacker, Lawrence Casserley and many others, and has developped film scores and worked in devised theatre.
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.
Mark Wastell is a versatile improvising musician who has played a central role in the British improvised music scene for a quarter century. He has performed and recorded extensively, including projects with Derek Bailey, Phil Durrant, John Butcher, Lasse Marhaug, Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Burkhard Beins, John Tilbury, Mattin, Mark Sanders, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Tim Barnes, Bernhard Günter, Keith
Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Paul Dunmall, David Toop, Alan Wilkinson, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Julie Tippetts, Alan Skidmore, Mike Cooper, Chris Abrahams, Stewart Lee, Clive Bell, Arild Andersen and David Sylvian. Mark also runs the Confront Recordings record label which has released over 120 albums.