Lawrence Casserley and Viv Corringham have performed together many times, most notably in Colourscape, and they have a duo CD “Anemoi” released on FMR. Alan Tomlinson and Lawrence have worked together even longer, particularly in the Electro-Acoustic Cabaret and in Colourscape. Viv and Alan have worked together – Viv says not since Kahondo Style, so that’s going back a bit! They have never appeared before as a trio. Our first set will include three duos, one of which will be a performance of “76” by Alan and Lawrence. The second set will be the trio’s debut.
Doors 15:30 | music 16:00 | entry £5
Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and sound artist, active since the late 1970s. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, radio works and multi-channel installations. She received two Composer Fellowships from McKnight Foundation, through American Composers Forum. She studied and worked with Pauline Oliveros for many years and holds a Certificate to teach Deep Listening. She facilitates workshops in listening and sounding, most recently in Hong Kong, London, Bangalore, New York, Kolkata and Manila. Her work has received international recognition and been presented in twenty five countries on five continents.
Recent work has been presented at Issue Project Room New York Electronic Art Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre Multichannel Festival, Universities in Bangalore, Calcutta and Delhi, Ftarri Tokyo, Cafe Oto London, Ohrenhoch Sound Gallery Berlin, Taipei University Taiwan, Shantou University China, Onassis Centre Athens Borderline Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art London Soundworks Festival, Brussels Tempo al Tempo Festival, London Discovery Festival, Echoes from Invisible Landscapes Festival Alp-Adriatic Region and Superbudda Torino. Invited artist residencies include soundpocket Hong Kong; Harvestworks Media Arts NYC; Interim Srishti Bangalore India, Emily Harvey Foundation Venice; Montalvo Art Center CA; Memorial University Newfoundland; Cal State University US; Sound Meetings Syros Greece; Cobh Art Centre Ireland; Radio Papesse Florence Italy; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto Portugal; NAISA Toronto; Soundworks Cork Ireland; Deep Listening Institute NY and Binaural Media Nodar Portugal. Articles about her work have appeared in many publications, including In the Field (UK), Art of Immersive Soundscapes (Canada), Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada), Catskill Made (US), Playing With Words (UK) and For Those Who Have Ears (Ireland). Resonance FM, London’s art radio station, broadcast a three-hour retrospective of her work in 2015. Recordings are available on Innova, Deep Listening, FMR, Linear Obsessional, Slowfoot, NoMansLand, ARC Music, MASH, Slam and other labels.
Born in Manchester, Alan Tomlinson studied trombone at Leeds College of Music, and has been involved in improvised music since the late ‘70s and has worked professionally in most fields of music. In addition to his own trio, with guitarist Dave Tucker and drummer Phil Marks, Tomlinson works with the contemporary music groups Sounds Positive and London New Winds, and several composers have written pieces for him. Currently plays in John Bennett’s big band and bass tmb in Willy Garnett’s big band. Was a member of Tony Oxley’s Angular Apron , Peter Brötzmann’s Alarm, and groups led by John Stevens, and is a long time member of London Jazz Composers Orchestra. He has toured extensively in Europe, playing solo, with his own trio and with the Berlin trio with Willi Kellers drums and Christoph Winkel bass. Has collaborated with visual artist Christian Marclay and with the comedian Stewart Lee, and has worked regularly with Roger Turner and Steve Beresford over the years.
“…the certainty is that Lawrence Casserley can be more innovative and creative than
many of the ringleaders of the young generation of laptoppers” ~ Rui Eduardo Paes
Lawrence Casserley (born Essex, England, 1941) is celebrating fifty years of making electronic music. He has devoted his career to the creation and promotion of live performance electronic music in a wide variety of ways. In September, 1967 he became one of the first students of electronic music on the new course at the Royal College of Music, London, taught by Tristram Cary. Later he became Tristram’s assistant, and subsequently Professor of Electroacoustic Music before taking early retirement in 1995 to follow his performing career. Since leaving the RCM he has worked with many of the leading improvisers, particularly Evan Parker and his Electracoustic Ensemble. While he focuses primarily on the real-time transformation of other musicians’ sounds, he also uses voice, percussion, home-made instruments and found objects as sources for his Signal Processing Instrument. Casserley’s instrumental approach to live computer sound processing is the hallmark of his work, which is documented on many CDs, and he has performed and given workshops throughout Europe and in North and South America, Asia and Japan. Casserley’s many collaborators have included Evan Parker, Philipp Wachsmann, Bob Cobbing, Simon Desorgher, Hugh Davies, Peter Jones, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Yoko Miura, Audrey Lauro, Martin Mayes, Gianni Mimmo, Viv Corringham and many others. Recently he has been creating graphic scores for various musicians, one of which, Sette Pagine su l’Enigma del Bianco, was performed at the 2018 Venice Biennale. Another was written for Alan on Lawrence’s 76th birthday in 2017 – “76” uses a complex and variable 75 tap delay line to create 76 Alan Tomlinsons – a “big parade” indeed!