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Alex Ward – Glass Shelves and Floor

Alex Ward - Glass Shelves and Floor

Alex Ward‘s musical activities are still as not as well known as they should be, despite over a quarter century of extraordinary work. As a clarinettist his virtuosity and imagination are pretty much unrivalled, and his electric guitar playing doesn’t lag behind. He’s worked with plenty of famous names (Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Thurston Moore) […]

Tim Parkinson Interview – Trio with Objects

Tim Parkinson Interview - Trio with Objects

Tim Parkinson is one of the most unassumingly fascinating composers at work in the UK at the moment. The surfaces of his music are often free of many of the usual appurtenances of experimental music, but his work continually upsets expectations and has a logic unlike any other music around. He has written for groups […]

LE QUAN NINH

LE QUAN NINH

Hear and watch streaming video of the entirety of Le Quan Ninh’s performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 18.06.2013.

My Heart Is Aflame Volume 2 – A Valentine’s Day Mix by Stephen Grasso

My Heart Is Aflame Volume 2 - A Valentine's Day Mix by Stephen Grasso

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let Stephen Grasso’s smooth, romantic mix serenade you out of a bleak Friday 13th and into a warm, blissed out Saturday 14th. Neither laughable nor unphotographable.

CONSORTS

CONSORTS

Presenting Marella Moulting and Nectocaric, two compositions by Dominic Lash, performed by Consorts at Bang the Bore’s concert at Café Kino on 17th October 2014.

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah 2 – Stephen Grasso

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah 2 - Stephen Grasso

Merry Christmas from Stephen Grasso and Bang the Bore! 2014’s entry in the Voodoo Christmas series is now online at Mixcloud for streaming or Sendspace for download.

RHODRI DAVIES

RHODRI DAVIES

Watch the entirety of Rhodri Davies’ blistering live performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 21.03.2013.

JAMES SAUNDERS | Instruments with Recordings

JAMES SAUNDERS | Instruments with Recordings

Watch streaming video of James Saunders’ Instruments with Recordings, performed for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 5th January 2014.

Urs Leimgruber & Roger Turner

Urs Leimgruber & Roger Turner

Stream the entirety of Urs Leimgruber and Roger Turner’s excellent performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 5th January 2014.

Dominic Lash – Chord Sequence with Interruptions

Dominic Lash - Chord Sequence with Interruptions

In this Second instalment of Bang the Bore’s Interviews With Composers series, we spoke to Dominic Lash about his piece Chord Sequence with Interruptions
 

SARAH HUGHES | (CAN NEVER EXCEED UNITY)

SARAH HUGHES | (CAN NEVER EXCEED UNITY)

In this first instalment of Bang the Bore’s Interviews With Composers series, we spoke to Sarah Hughes about (can never exceed unity), an instantiation of which appeared on Suppedaneum’s superb 2013 release Accidents of Matter or of Space.

KATHY HINDE

KATHY HINDE

Streaming video of Kathy Hinde’s superb performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, 12th December 2013.

SARU + Compost & Height Present – the Music of Michael Pisaro & Makiko Nishikaze

SARU + Compost & Height Present - the Music of Michael Pisaro & Makiko Nishikaze

Streaming video of three pieces performed at the Round Chapel Auditorium, London, 19th October 2013; July Mountain & Ricefall by Michael Pisaro; and piano in person i by Makiko Nishikaze.

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah

Merry Christmas! Stream and download the latest volume in Stephen Grasso’s Voodoo Christmas mixtape series alongside links to the previous volumes if you’re only just catching up.

Diatribes

Diatribes

Watch the entirety of Diatribes’ performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 25th May 2013.


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BtB at Kino | 11.05.15. | VILDE&INGA, AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH, SETH COOKE

BtB at Kino | 11.05.15. | VILDE&INGA, AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH, SETH COOKE

VILDE&INGA
AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH
SETH COOKE
Café Kino, Bristol
8pm, Monday 11th May 2015
£6.00

VILDE&INGA
Vilde Sandve Alnæs (violin) and Inga Margrete Aas (double bass) play timbrally intricate, harmonically rich free improvisation with strong a strong yet implied compositional foundation carried across from their classical training. Hailing from Norway, they released their first album – Makrofauna – on ECM in 2014.
vildeinga.com

AN UNNECESSARILY JUSTIFIED WITH
(Himë Bangs / DJ Sarah Wilson / widow of Twocsinak)

The latest alias of the many-monikered Josie Grounds, An Unnecessarily Justified With walks a mile in horseshoes, combining discursive Jackanorytelling with wonkily corralled contributions from Bristol’s finest and freest. Grounds’ identity parade includes DJ Sarah Wilson, Twocsinak and, more recently, Himë Bangs.
himebangs.bandcamp.com
myspace.com/twocsandsarah

SETH COOKE
Cooke has spent several years wringing every last possibility from a single, ubiquitous entry level audio recorder, finding applications in non-performative cymbal resonance or plumbing the depths of its noise floor via no-input field recording. At Bang the Bore he will use it to perform a set of pure electronic feedback.
sethcooke.eu

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April 27th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

People are on Bandcamp

People with bandcamps.

But wait, because good people with bandcamps!

1) Dominic Lash has a bandcamp, currently with 4 otherwise unavailable albums for download. Excellent stuff all round and we’re particularly fond of “for four” featuring such luminaries as Stefan Thut, Tim Parkinson and polymathic climate scientist Kate Lash. Go do some streaming, spend some money maybe.

2) The wonderful Josie Grounds is back making music again, as Himë Bangs. Her first Twocsinak record and regular awkwardly brilliant performances were among the highlights of my first years in Bristol, so for me this counts as a Very Good Thing. Lots of short, bouncy DIY earworms wrapping songs around drum machine shuffle and field recording scuffle. Each of her new alphabetically themed collections is available to you at the low, low price of £nameyourprice


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April 19th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

BtB at KINO | 16.04.15. | ALPHABETS & MICHAEL PISARO

BtB at KINO | 16.04.15. | ALPHABETS & MICHAEL PISARO

ALPHABETS
THE COLLECTION | MICHAEL PISARO
Café Kino, Bristol
8pm, Thursday 16th April 2015
£6.00

ALPHABETS
UK & Ireland improvising trio featuring Lauren Kinsella (vocals), Nick Malcolm (trumpet) and new BtB collective contributor Hannah Marshall (cello). Joined, on this occasion, by Swiss drummer Alex Huber.
laurenkinsella.com
hannahmarshall.net
nickmalcolm.co.uk
alex-huber.com

THE COLLECTION | MICHAEL PISARO
1999-2000 composition from prolific Wandelweiser composer, renowned for combining diverse instrumentation, field recordings and open composition. Performed by an ensemble of local musicians led by Dominic Lash.
timescraper.de/michael-pisaro
dominiclash.blogspot.co.uk

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April 7th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

Gilles Aubry – The Amplification of Souls

Gilles Aubry - The Amplification of Souls

“In this publication, Gilles Aubry presents elements from his sonic research within Christian charismatic churches in Kinshasa, DRC. He explores the noise aesthetics of religious sound practices involving audio amplification, feedback, distortion and recording technologies. His documentation includes spiritual services, predications, sound-checks, rehearsals, a church video-archive, film-soundtracks, as well as the preparation of an evangelization campaign in the city center. While focusing on material aspects of sounds Aubry finds signs which attest of the complex relationships between Christian faith, traditional beliefs, neo-colonial representations and urban politics in Central Africa. At the same time, he suggests correspondences with ”first-world” noise music aesthetics.

The CD contains a 34′ excerpt of a spiritual deliverance service (Amplified Souls, track 2) including collective prayers, predication and speaking-in-tongues recorded at the Libambu Ministry Church in Kinshasa. The Amplification of Souls (track 1) is a 30′ audio-essay in which various sound sources have been combined together according to a material-based form of cultural interpretation.

The 80 pages book contains an interview with Gilles Aubry, an essay by musicologist and cultural anthropologist Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt, along with text fragments and photos from Aubry’s research in Kinshasa.”

earpolitics.net
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March 28th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog