James O’Sullivan is a London-based electric guitar player. His work explores the relationship between improvisation, recording and performance.
Northern Irish (and London-based) guitarist and ‘magnetic andvibrating sources’ player Ross Lambert, has in his own words, thefollowing fundamental and simultaneous approaches to live performance to play as though it was both the first time and also the last; and to able to differentiate between what is good and worth conserving and what is not. Ross has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improvisatory music since his first exposure and (immediate) commitment to it, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey during the mid-1980s. Although under-recorded (he claims ‘by choice’), Ross has worked with a huge number of musicians from around the world, including Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Paul Hession, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and Evan Parker, as well as Eddie Prevost, Seymour Wright, and Sebastian Lexer.
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.
Matt Atkins is a London based sound and visual artist whose principle interests are reductionism, chance, repetition and texture. He uses objects, percussion instruments, occasionally a laptop and cassette recorders to create sound collages in both the recorded medium and live, often in collaborative performances.