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Interview with Joe Panzner

Interview with Joe Panzner

Joe Panzner is a composer, mastering engineer and musicologist based in Ohio. For nearly a decade now he has been building what is, for our money, one of the most consistently exciting & intelligent bodies of work in noise & computer music.

Sheets of Easter Everywhere

Sheets of Easter Everywhere

Presenting, for your enjoyment, the first two volumes of Furniture Records’ tape compilation series, Sheets of Easter Everywhere – cassette releases devoted entirely to cover versions of Oneida’s Sheets of Easter.

Nick Hennies

Nick Hennies

Bang the Bore is proud to present streaming video of Nick Hennies performing two pieces for us in February; Cast and Work, by Hennies herself; and Snare Drum and FM Noise, by Peter Ablinger.

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.


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CRISTIÁN ALVEAR performing RADU MALFATTI | BENNETT, COOKE & HENRY tour

CRISTIÁN ALVEAR performing RADU MALFATTI | BENNETT, COOKE & HENRY tour

CRISTIÁN ALVEAR performing RADU MALFATTI
DANIEL BENNETT
SETH COOKE
CLIVE HENRY
Café Kino, 108 Stoke’s Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU
8pm, Wednesday 30th September 2015
£6.00

Bang the Bore is proud to present Cristián Alvear’s première performance of Wandelweiser composer Radu Malfatti’s “shizuka ni furu ame” (2015, for solo guitar). This first concert of our Autumn Season doubles as the final date of Daniel Bennett, Seth Cooke and Clive Henry’s mini tour of the UK, their first together since Hunting Lodge disbanded almost ten years ago.

Cristián Alvear
Chilean musician dedicated to the performance, premiere and recording of avant-garde and experimental music. He serves as co-curator of Relincha Festival, venue exclusively devoted to experimental music, in Valdivia, Chile.

Since the beginning of his career he has been constantly performing in the main auditoriums and concert halls of his country as well as international festivals and concert venues.

Over recent years he has concentrated its efforts in performing educational concerts in rural areas of The Lakes region, located in southern Chile.

His work has been published by Edition Wandelweiser Records (Germany), Irritable Hedgehog (USA), Cathnor (UK), Rhizome.s (France), Potlatch (France), 1000Füssler (Germany), Lengua de Lava (Mexico), Caduc (Canada), Melange Records (Japan) and in 2016 in Erstclass (USA).
cristianalvear.com

Daniel Bennett
Bristol based musician interested in the boundary between abstraction and crude materiality in electronic and computer music. Currently performing with computer, synth, prepared speaker and prepared stylus.

Records solo as Skjølbrot (http://www.skjolbrot.org), plays in a duo with Stephen Cornford, and in the group Aigon DAAC with Dominic Lash and Stuart Chalmers. In the recent past he has written music for theatre and installation, played guitar in the studiously idiotic rock band Hunting Lodge and organised gigs, screenings and workshops, both for Bristol’s Arnolfini gallery and as part of Bang the Bore.
skjolbrot.org

Seth Cooke
Seth Cooke is a sound recordist, drummer, improviser and process performer based in Bristol, UK.

As a field recordist he deletes, displaces and distorts material, preferring failed representation, aberrant modelling and perturbed or transient environments. He frequently overlooks microphones and omits to record the loci in which he operates.

His solo performances currently involve feedback and resonance. As a percussionist he plays traps and waste disposal sink. He sometimes enjoys the flexibility of improvisation and open composition.

He used to play drums for Hunting Lodge and Defibrillators. Current projects include a recurring duo with Dominic Lash and the Every Contact Leaves a Trace CDr label. He co-founded the Bang the Bore collective with Clive Henry in 2009.
sethcooke.eu

Clive Henry
Clive Henry’s gauntlets are inscribed with encircled triangles and a trio of runes. Inside the triangle appears the Hebrew theonym for the Tetragrammaton. Additionally, there are rings of inscribed text around the outermost circles. Barely legible, the text on the right gauntlet was believed to read “Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn, Freudig, wie ein Held zum Siegen” (sic) while the left gauntlet is reported to bear the legend “Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen Durch des Himmels prächt’gen Plan, Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn, Freudig, wie ein Held” (quoque sic). Accounts of more recent performances suggest that the text on the right gauntlet is now identical to that of the left. It is unclear whether Henry deploys more than one pair or had the text altered in the years since the disbanding of Hunting Lodge and the retirement of his Little Creature moniker. Henry also runs the House of Violence Harsh Noise Wall distro and the CDr label Journal of the Belgae Folk Club.
clivehenry.org

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August 16th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

Sheets of Easter Everywhere

Sheets of Easter Everywhere - Furniture Records

Presenting, for your enjoyment, the first two volumes of Furniture Records’ tape compilation series, Sheets of Easter Everywhere – cassette releases devoted entirely to cover versions of Oneida’s Sheets of Easter. There were originally supposed to be six editions in the series. The releases were delayed and I moved house after the second came out, forgetting to tell Furniture Records my new address. I don’t think Furniture still exist, I don’t know whether volumes three to six exist (I doubt it) and I don’t know how many of the featured bands still exist. I don’t own this music, so if you do own it and want me to take it down then please, let me know.

Sheets of Easter Everywhere – Volume 1 (mp3)
Sheets of Easter Everywhere – Volume 1 (wav)
Sheets of Easter Everywhere – Volume 2 (mp3)
Sheets of Easter Everywhere – Volume 2 (wav)

A number of factors have prompted me to rip, upload and post these tapes. I’m moving house again and finding things (you wouldn’t believe how many releases I own by Clive Henry and Kevin Sanders/Petals). I mentioned the tapes on Facebook and a number of people wanted to hear them. They serve as an excellent document of a vague, underdocumented international scene of sorts. And I’m at a point where I’m reassessing Bang the Bore in general and what I want it to be about, and these tapes represented some key early inspiration for the kinds of projects I originally wanted BtB to facilitate. Due to a combination of factors that emphasis became lost, and as a result we’ve spent too long just promoting shows.

Hope you enjoy the music. There are photos of the artwork in the above downloads, and full list of contributors below:

Volume 1 – Side A
Old Nate
Horns
Parts & Labor
Dick Price
Assacre
Diamond Caverns

Volume 1 – Side B
Oh, Beast!
DJ Sony Playstation
Jana Hunter
A Pink Cloud
The Coke Dares

Volume 2 – Side A
Pterodactyl
Birdlaw
Mung
Pit Er Pat
Monster Dudes

Volume 2 – Side B
Fireworks Ensemble
DJ Stockhausen
S.KK Lovenhoof
Excepter
Cleckhuddersfax


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July 29th, 2015 | by | Published in Artifacts, Blog

Radu Malfatti & ensemble, London 1st August 2015

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Radu Malfatti has long been a pivotal figure in improvised and experimental music, from his early day with ensembles like the Brotherhood of Breath to his subsequent involvement with the Wandelweiser collective and radical investigations into the relationship between music and silence. Long known as a trombone player, he is currently exploring the possibilities of the bass harmonica. Malfatti’s visits to London are rare nowadays, so the Hundred Years Gallery are very lucky to be able to present this concert with a magnificent line-up of musicians. There will be two improvised quartets and a sextet composition by Malfatti.

Radu Malfatti – bass harmonica
Mira Benjamin – violin
Isaiah Ceccarelli – percussion
Phil Durrant – violin
Dominic Lash – double bass
John Lely – [unspecified]
Mark Wastell – harmonium and small percussion

Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD
Saturday 1st August 2015
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | Entry £5 / donations

http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/radu-malfatti-ensemble/


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July 9th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog

BtB at KINO | Jason ZEH, Ben GWILLIAM, Stephen CORNFORD | 17.06.2015.

BtB at KINO | Jason ZEH, Ben GWILLIAM, Stephen CORNFORD | 17.06.2015.

JASON ZEH
BEN GWILLIAM
STEPHEN CORNFORD
Café Kino, Bristol
8pm, Wednesday 17th June 2015
£6.00

Jason Zeh
when is it enough?

Cassette composer and Xerox artist Jason Zeh from Bowling Green Ohio, has spent the better part of the last decade and a half forging a unique sonic vocabulary that seeks to uncover the inherent flaws in cassette tapes and to devise processes that bring those flaws into sharp focus. Zeh forces the listener to focus on the hidden traits and materiality of cassette tape: scratches on the surface, the clicking of the machinery, the magnetic fields of the motors, layering of tape hiss, and the physical manipulation of magnetic granules on the surface of the tape all become key compositional elements instead of obstacles to be overcome in the interest of producing an unblemished recording. Zeh’s work has been variously described as “noise plus,” by Frans de Waard, and as “brutally precise non-music” by Khristopher Rienshagen, accurately addressing his tireless search for an extended technique cassette music that is often difficult to pin down.
jasonzeh.blogspot.co.uk

Stephen Cornford
Four CRT televisions

Stephen Cornford is an installation artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics. In 2015 he is touring a new performance which ab/uses four CRT televisions in a system in which sound produces image and vice versa. Recent solo shows include Rumpsti Pumsti (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) & Campbell Works (London). Stephen’s work has been included in international group exhibitions at ICC, Tokyo; ZKM Centre for Media & Art, Karlsruhe; Signum Foundation, Venice and Haus der Elektronische Künste, Basel. He is also artistic director of Oxford’s Audiograft Festival and co-curates the Consumer Waste label.
scrawn.co.uk

Ben Gwilliam
breakdownspedup

Ben Gwilliam is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation & performance. His work explores how the mechanics of sound medias’ reflect the ways in which we listen to and look upon the world around us. His fascination with making sound drives a curiosity that forms as durational performances and Installations, film & video works and writing. On this tour Ben will perform a new process work for frozen dictaphones. He has exhibited & performed internationally in spaces such as La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, & FACT Liverpool. His performance and composed works have been commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK 2010), Rumilingen new music (CH 2010), University of Salford (UK 2008) & IOU Theatre (UK 2003). His music and performances work has seen him collaborate with Artists such as Claus van Bebber, Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson and many more.
thosesoundsbetween.co.uk

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June 14th, 2015 | by | Published in Blog