Two afternoon performances featuring Yves Charuest, John Macedo, Tom Wheatley & Andrew Lisle (quartet) and Joe Wright & Tom Mudd (duo).
Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £6
Canadian saxophonist Yves Charuest began his professional musical activities in the 1980s, playing with several Canadian musicians such as Michel Ratté, Jean Beaudet, Lisle Ellis, Jean Derome and Pierre Cartier in various groups, including I Like Jazz, Evidence, Duo Charuest-Ratté, Michel Ratté Trio, Wreck’s Progress.
Charuest was a member of the Peter Kowald Trio (with German bassist Peter Kowald and South African drummer Louis Moholo) with whom he has performed in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has performed with internationally active musicians such as William Parker, John Betsch and Mathias Schubert, and has collaborated with Canadian electroacoustic composers Jean-François Denis, Jef Chippewa and Jean Piché.
John Macedo is a sound artist and performer from London. He has incorporated everything from acoustic instruments and environmental sound to analogue and computer synthesis into recorded works, live performances and sound installations. He has a pluralistic approach which reveals the ephemeral and hidden potential in all sounds, environments and technologies, often in intimate, immersive and intuitive ways. He performs live solo and has collaborated with artists such as Phil Julian, Tom White, Graham Dunning, John Butcher, Yoni Silver, Cath Roberts, and Michael Speers to name a few. He has had work released by Hideous Replica, Sound Holes, Beartowns Records as well as small run and object editions on his own label, The Black Plume Editions.
Andrew Lisle is a drummer based in London. During a period of two years living and playing in Lisbon, Portugal he spent much of his time at the Clean Feed Records’ base of operations Trem Azul. Here he was able to develop his playing and collaborate with some of the city’s veteran improvisers including Rodrigo Pinheiro (Red Trio), Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and Rodrigo Amado among others. Since moving to London in 2013 his powerfully dynamic playing has established him as a sought-after drummer on the improvised music scene, performing and recording with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK and Europe. These include John Edwards, Seymour Wright, Alex Ward, Simon Rose, Alan Wilkinson, Kier Neuringer, Matthew Bourne, Dominic Lash, Rachel Musson and Mark Sanders. On-going projects to date include Kodian trio, Colin Webster/Andrew Lisle, Roland Ramanan 10-tet and Rose/Thompson/Lisle to name a few.
Tom Wheatley plays double bass:
– with Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger – HEBRONIX
– and electric bass with Seymour Wright & Billy Steiger – CYNTHIA
– with John Edwards – YOKE
– with Mark Sanders & Yoni Silver – NAX/XUS
– with Grundik Kasyansky & Yoni Silver – DENIS D’OR
and in other emergent and/or ancillary groupings.
Tom Wheatley lives in London.
Joe Wright is an award winning saxophonist and electronic musician working around the UK as an improviser, sound designer, composer and musical director. He is currently a member of the electro-acoustic improv trio duck-rabbit, performs improvised solo saxophone sets, and works as the Musical Director of the children’s dance & music company aboutNOWish. All of his musical activities centre around presenting improvisation and textural sound to different audiences in various settings.
Tom Mudd is a musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation. He has presented performances, talks and installations at places such as Tate Britain, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, MS Stubnitz, STEIM, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and the Ether Festival.
He is currently an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, at the University of East London, and at City Lit, teaching courses relating to music, programming, interactive media, and live performance. He is the organiser of the Contingent Events concert series, and in September will present CONTROL, an interactive sound installation, in the OTO Project Space.