This evening comprises two very contrasting and unusual sets of improvised music. Special Guest Bashir Saade and Jan Hendrickse will perform an acoustic set using woodwind, featuring ney and other flutes. The second set will present a new trio featuring Tom Mudd, Bill Thompson and Jan Hendrickse. They make use of a range of instruments and strategies from bespoke software, hacked hardware and modified acoustic instruments.
Door 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5
Tom Mudd is a musician and doctoral researcher at the Open University. His research focuses on relationships between software, composition and improvisation, and in particular the role of nonlinear dynamics in interactions with musical tools. http://www.tommudd.co.uk/
Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer. His installations and performances make extensive use of found objects, field recordings, repurposed electronics and digital media. Although originally trained as a guitarist, he primarily performs with live electronics and laptop. In this trio, he combines these approaches with a slight return via recent explorations of the Moog guitar. For more information please visit: www.billthompson.org
Jan Hendrickse is a composer, improvising musician and artist. His work moves between performance, installation and composition. He has recently been developing a large-scale collaborative work with Choreographer Saffy Setohy. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Composition at the University of Kent, School of Music & Fine Art. www.janhendrickse.com
Bashir Saade is a woodwind instrumentalist musician with the nay and the clarinet as instruments of choice. His work is split between an interest in free improvisation and the traditional Arabic repertoire of improvisation and composition. In the last couple of years, he has been engaged in a large-scale music collecting and archiving of early 1900s recordings of Egypt and the Levant area. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Stirling.