There are too many people called Richard Thomas making weird music. This one is an ex-pat Southamptoner turned Londoner, used to play in Ignacio Agrimbau’s sonically omnivorous ensemble The Hola and is locally memorable as the terror of the open mic scene, whose repertoire of extended cello techniques involved something most guys leave in their trousers. These days he performs pieces by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis and Michael Finnissy and is a regular fixture in The A Band. As Magnus Spectrum he controls his vocalisations via a laptop, Nintendo Wii remote and self-written Max MSP patches that are so complex that he’s not totally sure how they work.
The above video clip is taken from his performance at Bang the Bore VII which took place on Halloween 2010.