A concert of Free Improvisation featuring Phil Durrant, Klaus Bru and Martin Vishnick
Phil Durrant (electric mandolin & octave mandola)
Klaus Bru (C-saxophone and electronics)
Martin Vishnick (guitar and objects)
Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £5
Phil Durrant is a London based multi-instrumentalist, As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the ‘group voice approach’ style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more ‘reductionist’ approach.
As a modularsynth player, Durrant performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN. As a mandolinist, he has been performing regularly with guitarist Martin Vishnick.
Martin Vishnick is a performer, composer, researcher and teacher. As a performer, concert tours have taken Martin all over the globe where he continues to promote his albums with radio and concert appearances; this includes varied Classical guitar and Electric guitar concerts and engagements. Commissions include music for the theatre, concert hall, film and media.
Martin is currently involved in post-doctoral research, propagating his work in the contemporary ‘sound art’ music scene, providing guitarists and composers with a sound repertory for compositions and improvisation based on extended techniques that comprise both developments of existing techniques and techniques invented by the author.
www.mvish.co.uk & facebook
Durrant/Vishnick’s debut album ‘Rifinitori di Momenti’ can be found on the Confront Collectors Series – confrontrecordings.com/phil-durrant-martin-vishnick and confrontrecordings.bandcamp.com
A more resent live recording with Pascal Marzan was released on OEM
Klaus Bru, previously based in Vienna and Berlin and Taipei, now in London, has worked with an abundance of artists in dissimilar musical contexts, covering the full spectrum from Experimental Noise and Electronica to Mainstream Jazz and Pop Music. Bru is possibly the only saxophonist who specialises in the rare C-saxophones (i.e. C-Melody and C-Soprano saxophone), which he likes to electrify.
He has performed and / or recorded with (to name a few) with Marc Ribot, Sunny Murray, Franz Hautzinger, Peter Herbert, Michael Moser, Li Jianhong, Sabu Toyozumi, Eddie Prevost, Orphy Robinson, Cleveland Watkiss, Steve Beresford, Mandhira de Saram. Klaus Bru was a member of the award-winning world music improvisation ensemble KaDaoYin from Taiwan. Under the header “Alone”, Klaus Bru performs solo concerts involving acoustic and electronically treated saxophones with harmonic feedbacks and textural ambiences.