Breathing Heavy is the saxophone and sampler duo of Sam Andreae and Ciaran Mackle.
Ciaran Mackle is one half of long-running South London improv duo Ashcircle. Specialising in micro feral concrète and music to soundtrack the grinding and repetitive feeling of endless Tory rule. He explores a restricted sound palette, and what happens when language and discourse are squeezed so that all meaning and context is lost.
Sam Andreae has been active across Europe over the last decade as a saxophonist, composer and organiser. Through improvisation and composition he explores a music of colliding sound gestures and aural detritus, built up from an intentionally fractured instrumental language and playful spontaneity. His compositions place a focus on gestural processes which in their unraveling reveal a trail of sound artefacts to be picked through.
“what Sam Andreae does is liminal music, he shows you the clicks, the noises, the breaths, the rattle and hum” – John Doran, Quietus, 2017 on BBC 3 Late Junction
Hardware / software electronic improvisation duo by Ren Shang and Zheng Hao from China, using samples and their own materials, field recordings, lives etc. Setup includes mixers, laptops, cassette players, etc. Slightly different or very different every time.