Tasos Stamou (electronics) / Stephanos Chytiris (percussion)
John Bisset (lap steel) / Levente Dudas (electronics)
Two duos + quartet set
Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | entry £8 cash
Tasos Stamou is an electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist. During a decade of sound performances and recordings, he has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic music composition. Long and continuous pieces are created in situ using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His work explores the space between ancient and contemporary transcendental music, using both traditional and advanced media.
Stephanos Chytiris is α drummer and improviser from Athens Greece. He has worked on a wide range of projects from avant-garde jazz to contemporary classical music. Keeping the balance between tradition and modernism on drums and cymbals, his projects function as a free base for musicians to explore and interact with personal and collective unconscious, aiming to reach a cathartic experience.
He has studied sound art, at Dartigton college of arts (England) and trained in Long Island University (New York) under the tutelage of Sam Newsome and renowned master drummer, Michael Carvin. Since then he has collaborated and developed projects such as Flux Project with Bram De Looze and Luca Rosenfeld with ‘Pyrin’ (2014) being the first album of the trio produced by Michael Carvin, featuring Daniel Carter, Todd Neufeld and greek actress Calliroee Myriagou. ‘Egata’ is his large ensemble unit with Ingrid Laubrock, Todd Neufeld, Pascal Niggenkemper, Lester St. Louis and Joe Moffett. He has performed with Tony Malaby for several concerts in Greece and many more artists and musicians from Athens creative scene.
John Bisset is a musician and visual artist based in London. His work ranges between free improvisation and composition including songmaking/singing. He is currently improvising on the lapsteel guitar, using preparations and moving in an increasingly abstract sound world. Recent music includes the release, in October 2022, of O||o an album of solo lapsteel improvisations.
Levente Dudas is an improvising electronic musician, originally from Backa Topola, a small town in former Yugoslavia, now northern Serbia.
‘The qualitative breakthrough in how I understand and perceive music and sounds, what I was seeking in music and what I would eventually like to create and get involved with, came from several other and quite independent sources and authors: Arnold Schoenberg’s orchestral music, “2001: Space Oddisey” soundtrack, Tangerine Dream’s Zeit and Jan Garbarek Group’s Aftric Pepperbird, Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis – all stunningly interesting and misterious and exciting in their own ways’.