Performances by the improvising quartet of Steve Beresford (electronics, etc), John Edwards (double bass), Sue Lynch (saxes), and NO Moore (guitar). Imagination, interaction, innovation, and implications. Auroral artistry, crepuscular creativity, and enlightened energy. Nice sounds, sublime and vexing!
Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. She has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prévost, Anna Homler, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and John Edwards. She performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern. In 2016 she formed ‘Paradise Yard’ – an electro acoustic ensemble, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage, and Guess Who Festival-Utrecht, with The Scorpios (a psychedelic Sudanese band), and solo saxophone at Le Pied Nu Festival, France.
N.O. Moore is an electric guitarist with a parallel interest in electronics and drum machines. As an improviser, he has played with people such as Eddie Prévost, John Butcher, Rachel Musson, John Edwards, Sue Lynch, Alan Wilkinson, Steve Noble, and Steve Beresford. He can be heard on a number of recordings, including ‘Nous’ (with Prévost and Jason Yarde) on Matchless, and ‘The Secret Handshake with Danger’ (with Henry Kaiser, Binker Golding, Olie Brice, and Prévost) on 577. He has recently launched the DXDY Recordings label to present improvised and electronic musics.
Moore is interested in the relationship between automation and autonomy, and how this affords fabrications of human sensibility and affect. His first album of purely electronic music will be released by Orbit577 later in 2021.
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Alterations (with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack).He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials. Steve has worked with Christian Marclay on numerous Marclay mixed media pieces. He has also worked with The Slits, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Tania Chen, Ray Davies, Mandhira De Saram, The Flying Lizards, Zeena Parkins, Satoko Fukuda, The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Ilan Volkov, Rachel Musson, Vic Reeves, Sarah Gail Brand, Lore Lixenberg and others. Beresford has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, free-improviser, composer and producer, and was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5
Lucie Štěpánková unfortunately is unable to perform on this occasion