Two trio sets:
Phil Durrant : electric mandolin
Olie Brice : double bass
Andrew Lisle : drums
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £8 cash
Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts.
As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the “group voice approach” style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more “reductionist” approach.
Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Bill Thompson, Mark Wastell, amongst others, using a modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick, mandolinist Richard Scott and drummer Emil Karlsen.
Durrant still performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN.
Olie Brice is a double bassist, improviser and composer. He leads the Olie Brice Quintet, described by Richard Williams as “one of the most interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene”. The Olie Brice Quintet have released two albums, ‘Immune to Clockwork’ in 2014 and ‘Day After Day’ in 2017. He also leads an improvising trio, Somersaults, featuring Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders.
Brice is also in demand as a collaborator and band-member. He has appeared with musicians including Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Rachel Musson, Luis Vicente, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock, Alexander Hawkins, Ken Vandermark, among many others, and is a member of bands led by Dee Byrne, Alex Ward and Loz Speyer.
Andrew Lisle is a London based drummer working in the field of avant-garde jazz and improvised music. He performs and records with the likes of: Alex Ward, Kit Downes, John Edwards, Colin Webster, Rodrigo Amado, John Dikeman, and Dirk Serries – among others.