Rachel Musson, Ed Lucas, Lia Mazzari, Douglas Benford
Door 3.30pm | music 4pm | donation/£5
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, as well as with a variety of other musicians on the fluid European improvising scene.
Trombone player Lucas is co-organiser (with Daniel Kordik) of the Earshots label – their long running trombone and synth duo led to the beginning of the concert series and label. He has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond, including with Daniel Thompson (producing a CD on Inexhaustible Editions), Crystabel Riley and Ken Ikeda, and has also performed with the London Improvisers Orchestra.
Lia lives and works in London since 2011. Her work encompasses sound, text, and performance. She is the founder of Silver Road, a non-profit arts organisation devoted to site-specific and interdisciplinary performance and music. In her musical practice she uses cello, whip, text and other tangible objects.
As a composer and sound artist, has been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at many institutions/venues in the UK (Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Cafe Oto, Tate Modern, Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and had installation work in numerous UK galleries (Inc. London, Swansea, Gloucestershire and Essex). After numerous electronica releases in his ‘si-cut.db’ guise, in the past decade Douglas has focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children’s toys. His regular collaborators include Blanca Regina, poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Clive Bell, Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch, 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. Douglas has also been co-curator – with Iris Garrelfs – since 1996, of Sprawl audio events in London.