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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.

Displacement Activity

Displacement  Activity

On 15th June 2013 Bang the Bore presented Displacement Activity, a concert inspired by an exhibition of work by land artists Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. It featured compositions by Manfred Werder and James Saunders; a publication by Neil Chapman and David Stent; a sonification of Smithson’s mirror displacement methodology by Seth Cooke; and a special edition of Compost & Height’s Wolf Notes journal. This article collects the documentation of that event.

Will Guthrie

Will Guthrie

Streaming video of Will Guthrie performing live for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 13.01.13.

Aigon DAAC

Aigon DAAC

Aigon DAAC (Daniel Bennett, Stuart Chalmers, Dominic Lash) performing live at shieldshaped, Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th October 2012.

Robert Curgenven

Robert Curgenven

Watch streaming video of Robert Curgenven performing live at Bang the Bore XV: Depth Sounding at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 29.09.2012.

Kostis Kilymis

Kostis Kilymis

Stream footage of Kostis Kilymis performing live at BtBXV: Depth Sounding at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 22.09.13.

Jason Lescalleet

Jason Lescalleet

An excerpt from Jason Lescalleet’s performance for shieldshaped at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th October 2012.

Dominic Lash & Seth Cooke

Dominic Lash & Seth Cooke

Streaming video of Dominic Lash (double bass) and Seth Cooke (sink, stuff) improvising at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th January 2013. This duo will be playing the forthcoming Seismology with John Chantler, Grohs and Olan Mill at the Railway, Winchester 27th April 2013.

Lee Patterson

Lee Patterson

Watch streaming video of Lee Patterson performing live for Bang the Bore at the Fox and Newt, Leeds, 30.08.12. Audio recording by Simon Reynell.

Annette Krebs & David Dove

Annette Krebs & David Dove

Watch streaming video of Annette Krebs and David Dove performing live at the Fox and Newt, Leeds, 30.08.12. Audio recording by Simon Reynell.


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Predicate + Daniel Bennett April 24th Cafe Kino, Bristol £5

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Post-Jazz, skronk, shred, and fire from Alex Ward (the guitarist Stewart Lee calls “a compulsively creative polymath”), Dom Lash, Tim Hill and Mark Sanders.

Two sets from Predicate sandwiching a new piece by Dan Bennett for two guitarists + 1 electronicist

Predicate is led by Alex Ward (“a compulsively creative polymath” – Stewart Lee; “one of those musicians who seems to get interesting music out of anything he touches” – Nate Dorward) and features Tim Hill on alto, baritone and sopranino saxes, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums.

Ward writes the compositions for the quartet and plays electric guitar (he is also known in other contexts as a clarinettist). The music, while often taking a high-energy free-jazz approach as its starting point, also incorporates the electric aggression of rock, the abstract interplay of non-idiomatic improvisation and a diverse range of compositional tactics into an intense and unclassifiable whole.

Predicate played their first show in February 2010, and since then have performed regularly around the UK, including a Jazz Services tour in spring 2012. Their second album, “NAILS”, is out now on Gaffer Records, and can be streamed in full at the following link: http://gafferrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nails.


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April 17th, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

After the Rain – The Night Must Fall | NEW RELEASE

After the Rain - Night Must Fall (cover and tracklist)

Bang the Bore is proud to present the inaugural release from its download label – The Night Must Fall by After the Rain. The band are also offering this release on CD, for which they are handling distribution direct. Both disc and download are available below, or via our Releases page.

After The Rain was formed in 2009 in Southampton, UK, by instrumentalists/composers Hossein Hadisi (Iran), Ignacio Agrimbau (Argentina) and Joe Kelly (UK). They met at the University of Southampton, where they studied composition under Michael Finnissy. Originally emerging as the last mutation of The Hola, an eclectic ensemble founded by Agrimbau in 2005, After The Rain’s sound combines elements from electroacoustics, free improvisation, and DIY aesthetics. More importantly, the group uses performance practices and creative methods derived from Persian classical music, which is at the centre of Hadisi and Agrimbau’s research projects.

After The Rain – The Night Must Fall

01. Distance III (Hadisi – Agrimbau, Text: Ali Hadisi)
02. A Hunter Was Crying, He Had Fallen in Love with a Canary (Agrimbau)
03. Distance IV (Hadisi – Agrimbau, Text: Yadollah Royaei)
04. Stream Flowing Over the Rainfall (Agrimbau – Kelly – Hadisi)
05. The Night: Moxenio (Agrimbau, Text: Yadollah Royaei)
06. Distance I (Hadisi – Agrimbau, Text: Ali Hadisi)
07. The Night: Violin (Hadisi)
08. The Walk (Agrimbau – Kelly – Hadisi, Text: Ignacio Agrimbau)
09. Distance II (Hadisi – Agrimbau, Text: Hossein Hadisi)
10. The Night: Double Bass (Kelly – Agrimbau)
11. Return (Hadisi – Agrimbau)
12. Distance V (Hadisi, Text: Omar Khayyám)

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Hossein Hadisi: Vocals, Violin, Tombak
Joseph Kelly: Double Bass
Ignacio Agrimbau: Director, Moxenio, Prepared Santoor, Electronics

Recorded and Mixed at ATfield Studio by Ignacio Agrimbau
Photography: Reza Hadisi
Design: Hossein Hadisi
Released by ATfield (CD) and Bang the Bore (download)

DOWNLOAD – MP3 | DOWNLOAD – AIF


After the Rain – Night Must Fall CD + Shipping

After the Rain - Night Must Fall (inlay)


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April 1st, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

TOSHIYA TSUNODA / MANFRED WERDER | HONG CHULKI / RYU HANKIL

Erstwhile Records has just announced that their latest two releases are available for pre-order – detour, by Toshiya Tsunoda and Manfred Werder; and Objets Infernaux by Hong Chulki and Ryu Hankil (the first of these, detour, is one of my most anticipated records of 2014). Physical editions will be available in late March, but pre-orders each come with a lossless download for impatient people (like me). Email erstrecs@aol.com if you’re interested.


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March 8th, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

oTo’s online afterlife…

Inspired, in part, by Pete Coward’s soft badgering in our BtB feature, radio free midwich’s Rob Hayler has finally begun the mammoth task of digitising and uploading the entire oTo archive of fifty cassette releases. Thirty-seven are already online for streaming and/or download, the rest should follow shortly.


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March 8th, 2014 | by | Published in Blog