LIVE: Tom Richards // Far Rainbow // Steph Horak // Justin Paton // Me, Claudius
DJ: Graham Dunning (Fractal Meat, NTS)
New River Studios, Ground Floor Unit E, 199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN
8pm – 11pm
£5 entry // tapes £5 each
Launch event for Tom Richards’ new album “Selected Live Recordings 2013-2016” released on Fractal Meat Cuts on cassette and download.
/// Tom Richards \\\
Tom Richards uses re-purposed and outmoded electronic technologies to create abstract sound works, referencing shamanic music, rave culture, and minimalist composition. Richards has developed his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly
evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. His individual approach and reductive palette lead to a taut rhythmically focused sonic experience.
/// Far Rainbow \\\
Emily Mary Barnett and Bobby Barry make improvised sound. Far Rainbow use drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitar, electrical crackle, feedback, thunderstorms, plastic bags, paper, and echo.
“the free-spirited electronic kosmische musik that Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius may have created in their Cluster heyday if they had King Tubby rather than Conny Plank producing it.” – Paul Margree, We Need No Swords blog
/// Steph Horak \\\
Steph focuses her musical work on the development of improvisatory systems for voice. She explores the human tendency towards apophenia (the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”) in her music and videos, by assigning some of the most important decisions in her work to arbitrary factors; using strict rule-based principles for composition and creation.
/// Justin Paton \\\
“Hi, I’m Justin Paton. I love and make Acid House influenced electronic music, using only hardware. I first heard Acid House whilst parked outside a Portsmouth nightclub in 1988 when a tape was put on and out came Phuture’s “We Are Phuture” and that was it for me!
The special sound I loved came from a small synth called a 303 and I wanted one. 26 years later, I got one & found that I could make and improvise Acid House live, so now I play out as often as possible.”
/// Me, Claudius \\\
Short-run tape label
Radio show on NTS