Live trio improvisation:
Dominic Lash – double bass
Marjolaine Charbin – piano
Douglas Benford – harmonium/objects
Doors 7pm | music 8pm | £5/8 cash
Marjolaine Charbin is a pianist working both inside the piano with objects and with the keyboard. Originally from France, she lived for many years in Brussels and is now based in London. Since studying sound engineering and then jazz piano at the conservatoire in Brussels, she has focussed on improvised music as both a solo and collaborative performer. She has worked with a wide range of musicians and dancers, in London and across Europe, including Olivier Toulemonde, Jennifer Allum, Eddie Prevost, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Julyen Hamilton, David Toop, Rhodri Davies, Theodossia Stathi, Grundik Kassiansky, Ute Kangiesser, Frans van Isacker, Lawrence Casserley and many others, and has developped film scores and worked in devised theatre.
Dominic Lash is an improviser and composer. A partial list of musicians he has worked with includes Antoine Beuger, Tony Conrad, Angharad Davies, Jürg Frey, Elizabeth Harnik, James Ilgenfritz, Charlotte Keeffe, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Evan Parker, Éliane Radigue, Mark Sanders, Roger Turner, Fay Victor, and Philipp Wachsmann. Best known as a double bass player, he’s emerged as a guitarist since the 2020 lockdown, during which he “spent his time developing a very interesting and personal approach to electric
guitar… Lash uses the Telecaster’s basic yet unique design super-effectively; the biting, percussive nature of the instrument highlighted by the sheer power in his contrabass trained hands” (Paul Khimasia Morgan).
Douglas Benford, composer and sound artist, has been involved in various audio genres and monikers since the late 1980s, performing at institutions in the UK (Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and has had installation work in numerous UK galleries (London, Swansea, Stroud and Essex). His pieces and performances have been aired on the radio internationally, and regularly on BBC Radio 3’s Freeness programme and the Ambrosia Rasputin show on Resonance FM. After numerous electronica releases and activity in the 90s and 2000s, he now plays using acoustic sources (eg harmonium, toys, objects) with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Confront Recordings / Mark Wastell’s The Seen collective, as well as being a regular contributor to the Lonely Impulse Collective. His collaborators include Alan Wilkinson, Dominic Lash, Blanca Regina, poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, sculptor Rob Olins, Matt Atkins, Lina Lapelyte, Marjolaine Charbin, Sylvia Hallett, Steve Beresford, Hannah Marshall, Adam Bohman, John Edwards, Jennifer Allum, and Sue Lynch.