April 30th, 2013 | Published in Blog
DIATRIBES | ANDY KEEP, CHRIS CUNDY & STU WILDING ENSEMBLE | TWO COMPOSITIONS BY PETER ABLINGER
Café Kino | 108 Stokes Croft | Bristol | BS1 3RU
Thursday 23rd May 2013 | £5
Diatribes is the duo of improvisers Cyril Bondi and D’Incise. Individually the pair have played in disciplines ranging from jazz trough eai to glitch and ambient. As Diatribes their music negotiates its way between between shifting planar masses and teeming swarms of detail – a space whose coordinates can be mapped to names as various as Amm, Bernard Gunter, Sealed Knot, Patrick Farmer, Polwechsel, and perhaps even John Weise, Joe Colley. Tense and concentrated performances that promise expansive listening.
Andy Keep, Chris Cundy & Stu Wilding
Andy Keep’s career has taken in noise and Jazz performance, film and television soundtracks, membership of Bristol trip hop group Earthling and live work with David Byrne and Pee Wee Ellis. Recent years have seen him increasingly interested in performance with electronic feedback. Chris Cundy is a free jazz musician who started out in garage rock before discovering Eric Dolphy. Now he draws earth shaking low end and timbral complexity from bass and contrabass clarinets. He’s worked with improvisers including John Tilbury, Dominic Lash and Alex Ward as well as performers like Baby Dee and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Guillemots. Stuart Wilding is a Cheltenham-based percussionist who runs the Xposed Club with Mark Unsworth, plays in Wavetable and Longstone and is a leading member of the Cheltenham Improvisers Orchestra. Tonight they’ll be playing in a quartet with Seth Cooke on steel sink.
Two Compositions by Peter Ablinger
There are few composers active today who push music into such new territories as Austrian Peter Ablinger. He began as a Jazz pianist but since the 1980s has turned out an astonishingly wide range of compositions ranging from his “speaking piano” pieces – where recordings of speech are arranged using computer for playback through the mechanics of a piano – to his series dealing with white noise. His White noise series has been particularly expansive taking in not only music but also installations, objects and prose, but even when confined to “music” his compositions work to expand and question the traditional boundaries of that medium, acting with equal weight across concept, hearing, experience, culture and reflection. Tonight we’ll perform two short pieces by Ablinger; Weiss/Weislich 4, an early piece in his white noise series for piano and 5 other instrumentalists; and Amtsee bei Regen a piece built from independent but synchronised fragments, performed by anything up to 9 musicians.