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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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LORENZO ABATTOIR, CLIVE HENRY, YUNGYLEK | BtB @ KINO | 03.06.2015.

BtB 030615 | Cafe Kino | Lorenzo Abattoir, Clive Henry, Yungylek

LORENZO ABATTOIR
CLIVE HENRY
YUNYLEK
Café Kino, Bristol
8pm, Wednesday 3rd June 2015
£6.00

LORENZO ABATTOIR
Italian noise by way of process and texture. Abattoir’s side projects include MDD, Nascitari, PSICOPOMPO as well as live collaborations with Chris & Cosey and GX Jupiter Larsen.
lorenzoabattoir.blogspot.co.uk

CLIVE HENRY
BtB founder, bone & viscera, MO slippage along the acapella-HNW axis & all in-between instruments. Runs the House of Violence distro and the Journal of the Belgae Folk Club label.
clivehenry.org

YUNGYLEK
Pseudo-free-improvised, quasi-consonant, harmonics-heavy double bass solo from former Michael Finnissy student Joseph Kelly. Other projects include After the Rain and Etao Shin.
bangthebore.org/releases/btb-downloads/after-the-rain-night-must-fall

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May 20th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

Call for papers: Philosophy of Sound

The University of the West of England (UWE) Philosophy Annual Graduate Conference invites philosophical and performance submissions on the topic of sound. We take sound to mean any acoustic phenomena in nature involved in communication and information grounding theoretical and practical use of reason.

The conference takes place on the 20th June at Spike Island, Bristol.

We are looking for submissions that can go beyond the sonic’s relation to human perception but are willing to consider a wide range of topics relating, in a very broad sense, to sound. We encourage innovative and experimental submissions.

The deadline for this call for papers is the 20th May. We will notify successful applicants by the 21st May. Please submit an abstract no longer than 500 words in length, along with contact details, to uwephilofsound@gmail.com. Presentations will be 20 minutes long.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 22nd MAY

For further information, or for any queries whatsoever, please contact us at uwephilofsound@gmail.com


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May 7th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

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