Ross Lambert / Julie Pickard / Yoni Silver / Douglas Benford. Saturday 2nd December 7:30

Door 7.30pm | music 8pm | donation/£5

Ross Lambert
Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic andvibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, thefollowing fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as his close friends Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.

Julie Pickard
Julie pickard is a visual artist & writer and occasional musician based in London, UK. Her visual work includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and text pieces, and sometimes she performs with her accordion. Trained in sculpture and painting, her current projects involve drawing, painting and writing. Her work follows a meandering line, recording events, explorations, perceptions. when painting she works in oil, when writing, she works on small text pieces, paragraphs, short stories, articles.

Yoni Silver
Yoni Silver plays bass clarinet, alto sax, violin, piano, voice, and various simultaneous combinations of these, sometimes with added electronics, in various
improvisational/compositional/performative/ritualistic contexts. Some of his current projects include Hyperion Ensemble (led by Rumanian Hyper-Spectralist composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram) and Denis D’or (including Grundik Kasyansky on electronics and Tom Wheatley on double bass) plus ones with Mark Sanders, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. Past and present collaborations include: Oren Ambarchi, Sophie Angel, Yonatan Avishai, Steve Beresford, Ofer Bymel, Thanos Chrysakis, Daniel Davidovsky, Neil Davidson, Angharad Davies, Alex Drool, Maya Dunietz, John Edwards, Ehran Elisha, Christopher Fox, Wolfgang Fuchs, Tim Hodgkinson, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Jean Claude Jones, Ute Kanngiesser, Mazen Kerbaj, Catherine Lamb, Dominic Lash, Hannes Lingens, Eivind Lønning, Eyal Maoz, Heiner Metzger, Konzert Minimal, Toshimaru Nakamura, Dylan Nyoukis, Stephen O’Malley, London Improvisers Orchestra, Eddie Prevost, Harold Rubin, Eran Sachs, Ariel Shibolet, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Damon Smith, Günter Baby Sommer, Crank Sturgeon, Daysuke Takaoka, Ghédalia Tazartès, Birgit Ulher, Alex Ward, Fritz Welch, and Seymour Wright. He has performed in the following festivals: Blurred Edges (Hamburg), UH Fest (Budapest), Atonal (Berlin), Colour Out of Space (Brighton), CTM (Berlin), Tectonics (Tel Aviv), SXSW (Texas), Israel Festival (Jerusalem), Intersect (London), and Donau Festival (Krems). He has also composed and arranged music for film directors Avi Mograbi (‘Z-32’), and Josef Pitchhadze (‘Year Zero’); theatre director Ariel Efraim Ashbel (The Empire Strikes Back); artists Alona Rodeh (‘Over and Above’) and Gilad Ratman (‘The Workshop’ for Venice Biennale 2013); poets/spoken-word-artists Roman Baembaev and Pyotr Shmugliakov; singer-songwriters Rona Kenan, Shlomi Shaban (arrangements for the Israeli Philharmonic and Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble). He was a member of Israeli rock band Habiluim and metal/circus-core band Midnight Peacocks, and has composed pieces for ensembles such as the Israeli Contemporary Players, and numerous ad-hoc ensembles.

Douglas Benford
Douglas Benford, composer and sound artist, has been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at institutions in the UK (Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Tate Modern, The Wellcome Collection, Cafe Oto, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and has had installation work in numerous UK galleries (London, Swansea, Stroud and Essex). After numerous electronica releases in his ‘si-cut.db’ guise, in the past decade he has focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, objects (inc. bicycle and typewriter), vocals and children’s toys. His regular collaborators include Blanca Regina, poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Clive Bell, Steve Beresford, Sue Lynch, Adam Bohman, Jem Finer, sculptor Rob Olins, as well as – in the past – pop group Saint Etienne, Momus, Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light),
Scanner, Stephan Mathieu and DJ Andrew Weatherall. He was also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs Sprawl audio events (established in 1996) in London.

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