An evening of short Sci-Fi silent films and music with Marilza Gouvea : voice, Adrian Northover : saxophones, Marcio Mattos : ‘cello, double bass, and Adam Bohman : prepared strings and amplified objects
Doors 7.30 | programme 8pm | £8 cash
Marcio Mattos (double bass, ‘cello) is a highly-solicited contributor to the international Improvised Music scene, having performed with Evan Parker, John Stevens, Roscoe Mitchell, Roswell Rudd and the Ballet Rambert Dance Company amongst many others. He was a long standing partner with the late Elton Dean and toured with the Bardo State Orchestra. His recent solo record SOL(os) is on Emanem. He is also a ceramic artist.
Adrian Northover is based in London, and plays alto and soprano saxophone, and is also involved in sound production. He can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, as well as doing solo saxophone performances. He has made recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, John Edwards, The Custodians, and many other CDs with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson , The Runcible Quintet and many others. He has performed at many international festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, Victoriaville, Leipzig Jazz Festival, Tallin Festival, Arkangel Jazz, Freedom Of The City, Bari Jazz.
Marilza Gouvêa comes from a musical family in Brazil, her father played classical guitar and her grandfather was a maestro and music teacher.
From an early age she got involved with music: bossa nova and Brazilian popular music. Becoming involved in improvised music after coming to Europe, she has worked with many exponents of its artists such as Adrian Northover, Jim Dvorak, Terry Day, Phil Minton and Marcio Mattos. She has participated in various improvised music festivals such as the Acéfalo in Valparaíso, Chile and in Malaga, invited by Javier Carmona, the Casa Invisible festival. In Rio de Janeiro at the Audio Rebel festival.
Adam Bohman is a major figure, improviser and innovator on the London Improvised music scene. His group The Bohman Brothers (with Jonathon Bohman) have performed at many international festivals. Notable perfomances include: Rattling Cages with Ilhan Volkov at the Proms, Royal Albert Hall 17th August. A Twelve Hour Concert part of Erase and Reset Festival, Sophlensoele, Berlin. With Christian Marclay at Tate Modern, Schwitters in Britain ‘Late at the Tate’ performing the Schwitters composition ‘Anna Blume’ in a duo with Steve Beresford. The Full of Noises Festival in Barrow in Furness commissioned a new performance from him in 2013. Helen Petts commissioned Adam to compose original music for her Kurt Schwitters related film Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing.