Alistair Zaldua, electric violon
Franziska Baumann, voice & electronics
Steve Noble, drums & percussion
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £8 cash
Franziska Baumann is a singer, improviser-composer and sound artist based in Switzerland. As a vocal artist and vocal performer, she draws from archaic, experimental and stylistically wide-ranging pronouncements of the human voice. In her research for new sounds, vocal techniques and vocal expressions, she creates original, touching, singular concert experiences beyond stylistic concepts and with gestural live electronics.
She has an international concert career as a soloist in various improvising ensembles, music theatre, and interdisciplinary projects and is the recipient of numerous grants and scholarships, including Young Composers Award Switzerland (1994), Music Award of Berne (2008), Artist’s Residencies in SouthAfrica (2014) & Poschiavo (2016), ICST Fellowship Zurich (2017/18), Entr’act Fellowship New Zealand (2019), Landis & Gyr 6-month working grant London (2022). Her work has been broadcast on various radio- and TV- stations.
Alistair Zaldua is an improviser, composer, and violinist, and is based in Manchester. His work has been performed and broadcast in the UK and internationally. Since 2013 Alistair has worked in duet with Lauren Redhead (organ, spoken voice, electronics, instruments) and as a duet they have performed in NyMusikk/Only Connect Festival at Stavanger (2019), Ideas of Noise (2020), Electric Spring (2020) and at BBC Tectonics Festival in Glasgow (2021).
In 2020 he released his album remote music for multiple violins, and in 2021 released Where The Wind Takes Us as part of Trio CZW with Paul Cheneour (flutes) and Maureen Wolloshin (oboe). In 2020 he received a Sound and Music COVID-19 Composer Award and in 2021 was awarded a Virtual Partner Residency with the Goethe Institute to collaborate on a work for trombone and live electronics with trombonist/composer Andrew Digby (Stuttgart). Since 2015 he has developed his improvisation, which has grown out of his practice as a composer, and in 2021 he received a DYCP grant from the Arts Council England to develop this on both the e-violin and acoustic violin.
Steve Noble is London’s leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O’Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
In the 1980s, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey. He was featured in the Bailey’s excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book ‘Improvisation; its nature and practise’. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and is currently co-leader of the groups N.E.W and DECOY.
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Franziska Baumann, voice, sensor live electronic
Franziska Baumann, voice, live electronics/ Fred Frith, guitar/ Michel Wintsch, piano/ Lionel Friedli, drums
Franziska Baumann, voice, live electronics/ Christoph Baumann, piano, prep piano
Steve Noble, percussion