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, improvisation and performance practices and creative methods derived from Persian classical music, which is at the centre of Hadisi and Agrimbau’s research projects. For this performance Agrimbau chose to superimpose several incarnations of Britain’s best loved Timelord into one single mystifying cosplay ensemble. Audio recorded by the indefatigable Simon Reynell.
Currently stalled in development hell since its completion last year, After the Rain’s debut album needs a financial shot in the arm in order to be made widely available. This should happen – it’s excellent. If you’re watching this clip and want to help out then please email us at the usual address and we’ll put you in touch with the band.