A native of Korea, cellist/composer Okkyung Lee has been developing her unique voice in both improvised and composed music by blending her wide interests and influences. Since moving to New York in 2000, she has worked with numerous artists ranging from Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Douglas Gordon, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Jim O’Rourke, Evan Parker and John Zorn just to name a few, while leading her own projects and releasing more than 20 albums and touring extensively in the US and Europe.
John Chantler released his third solo LP for Lawrence English’s ROOM40 label in 2014 – ‘Even Clean Hands Damage the Work’ recorded for the most part at EMS studios in Stockholm followed ‘The Luminous Ground’ – released in 2011 and included in The WIRE magazine’s top releases of that year. ‘The Luminous Ground’ was his first LP release focusing on the modular synthesizer system he first explored as part of the trio LP with Lawrence English and Tujiko Noriko – 2009′s ‘U’. In concert he patches a versatile system capable of self-generated, shifting patterns of sliding arpeggios, visceral noise, pointillist interjections and infinitely variable texture.
“Hearing this music for the first time has a similar impact to the first exposure to Oval’s Systemisch from 1994, or the early Sähkö recordings like Ø’s Metri, in that it has a beauty partly derived from having travelled beyond the reach of human influence” – Rob Young, The WIRE
Door 7:30, music at 8pm | Entry £5 / donation