Duos & Quartet : Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £7
Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, including a trio with Hannah Marshall and Julie Kjaer, a duo with vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, and a trio with Mark Sanders and John Edwards. She has released two albums under her own name, one featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Tatterdemalion, Babel Records), and one featuring her ensemble Skein (Flight Line, F-ire Recorded Music). She also plays with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Alex Ward’s Quintet and Sextet, and has performed with a diverse range of musicians on the fluid European improvising scene, including Alcyona Mick, Han Bennink, Liam Noble, Gail Brand, Eddie Prevost, Olie Brice, Federico Ughi, Mary Halvorson, John Russell, Adam Linson, Sebastian Rochford, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Pat Thomas, among many others.
Clive Bell is a British Shakuhachi player who studied with the renowned Shakuhachi player Kohachiro Miyata, one of today’s greatest Japanese Shakuhachi masters. He regularly gives concerts and lecture demonstrations on Japanese music both as a soloist and as a duet with Rié Yanagisawa, who plays the koto, the shamisen, and sings. Bell is also a respected multi-instrumentalist, playing the khene, a large Thai bamboo mouth organ, and flutes from Bali, China, Thailand, and European, as well as the crumhorn and the accordion. He is a member of different groups, such as Kahondo Style and British Summer Time Ends and performs as a duo with guitarist Peter Cusack and Rié Yanagisawa. He also works with dance and theater groups and is a skilled
Daniel Thompson is a guitarist, improviser and concert organiser. Born in Norfolk, England Daniel has been based in East London since 2005 playing all over the uk and europe and working extensively with improvisers based all over the world. As well as playing solo concerts Daniel has collaborated with many musicans including Neil Metcalfe, Evan Parker, Caroline Kraabel, Adrian Northover, John Edwards, Benedict Taylor, Tom Jackson, Sue Lynch, Olie Brice, Alex Ward, Philipp Wachsmann, Guillaume Viltard, Marcello Magliocchi, Adam Bohman and Kay Grant to name only a few. Some of Daniels recordings can be found on the Leo, Confront, FMR and Inexhaustible Editions record labels.
Composer and sound artist Douglas Benford has been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at institutions in the UK (eg Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (eg Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and has had work in numerous UK galleries and spaces (London, Swansea, Birmingham, Gloucestershire and Essex). After numerous electronica releases in his ‘si-cut.db’ guise, in the past decade he has focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments,vocals, domestic objects and children’s toys. His regular collaborators include Blanca Regina, poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Steve Beresford, sculptor Rob Olins, as well as – in the past – pop group Saint Etienne, Jem Finer (The Pogues), Momus, Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), Scanner, Stephan Mathieu and Andrew Weatherall. He is also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs, since 1996, of Sprawl audio events in London.