December 19th, 2013 | Published in Blog
ROGER TURNER & URS LEIMGRUBER DUO | STUART CHALMERS | COMPOSITION BY JAMES SAUNDERS
Café Kino| 108 Stokes Croft | Bristol | BS1 3RU
Sunday 5th January 2014 | £5
Skilled and prolific free drummer known for his inimitable contributions to the Phil Minton Quartet and Konk Pack. Turner’s list of collaborators in improvisation reads like a Who’s Who, including Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Cecil Taylor, Keith Rowe, Paul Rutherford, Lol Coxhill, Steve Beresford, Michel Doneda, John Russell, Otomo Yoshihide and Parkers Evan and William.
Swiss-born saxophonist, improviser and composer of chamber works. Since co-founding the jazz and free improv ensemble OM in the early 1970s, Leimgruber has gone on to work and play with Pauline Oliveros, Tim Berne, Joe McPhee, Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Thomas Lehn, Lauren Newton, Michel Doneda, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray and Günter Müller.
James Saunders is a post-Cagean composer with an interest in modularity who has performed with Alvin Lucier, Apartment House, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock and in the duo Parkinson Saunders. He is Head of the Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University, editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music and co-author of Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation with John Lely.
With the foundations of his approach grounded in a near-paradoxical recontextualising of recorded media in free improvisation, Stuart Chalmers reworks cassette tapes alongside live treatments, contact mic’d percussion and circuit bent electronics, locating a surprising versatility within seemingly static media. He has performed and recorded as Skarabee and tusK and is a member of Aigon DAAC and Atterclyde Snark McHugh.