raxil4 presents: an evening of three duets
Part one: featuring Iris Colomb : A duet for voice, subwoofer and objects
Part two: featuring Rick Jensen : A duet for saxophone and tape
Part three: featuring Greta Pistaceci : A duet for theremin and sinewaves
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | £8 cash
Iris Colomb: voice and texts
Iris Colomb is a poet, artist, performer, curator, editor, and translator based in London. Her practice explores various relationships between visual and verbal forms of text through projects involving performance, book objects, improvisation, and experimental translation. Iris is the founder of the investigative poetry and performance platform SLANT and currently co-runs the experimental poetry series Xing The Line. She is Co-Editor of HVTN Press, as well as half of the performance duo Soft Play, half of the text and sound project [something’s happening], a third of the improvising band Daylightbulb, and a member of London Improvisers Orchestra.
Rick Jensen: saxophone and clarinet
Rick has been performing experimental music for nearly 30 years and is the founder of SKRONK improv events and a member of Apocalypse Jazz Unit, Jonny Halifax Invocation, The Oneirologist, The Romance of Baba Loco and many more bands and projects in the past.
Greta Pistaceci: theremin
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and improviser.
In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. She has performed extensively both solo and with a variety of acts including recurring appearances with the A Band, Paradise Yard, Unknown Devices, and alongside members of Arco.
She has also created performance scores: most notably for Ingrid Plum’s project Taut, as well as performing Stillness, her own sound art composition for two or more theremins and thereminists (in enclosed spaces), at venues including Supernormal 2019.
Her favourite performance was as a member of a specially convened ensemble playing Pauline Oliveros’ “To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation” at the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic event at Tate Modern in 2012.
Greta also has an ultra-lo-fi DIY alter-ego called Modersohn-Becker and has been in a long-running noise duo with Smike Anthony Bardwell called Earth Creature.
She has been obsessed with the improvising group Alterations for over a decade, to the point her 2011 dissertation was mostly about them, and has as a result (and with much pride) contributed liner notes to their 2016 CD box set.
She likes cats and theremins, but not theremin-playing cats.
Andrew Page (raxil4): electronics
raxil4 is multi disciplinary sound artist Andrew Page, specialising in analogue electronic dronescapes, acoustic audio phenomenon and installation. He has performed live all over Europe, many of his performances have been in non traditional venues, often choosing to play spaces with character and interesting acoustic qualities, such as caves, churches, crypts, prison cells, psychiatric hospitals & water towers. He has also performed live and installed durational works in galleries such as Tate Modern (London), The Barbican (London), The Arnolfini (Bristol), M-HKA (Antwerp), Sonnestube (Lugano), Soundfjord (London) & GV Art (London). Some of his generative pieces have been discussed in classes on composition within the Royal Academy of Music. The first 400 releases of his back catalogue now reside within the British Library Sound Archive.