Mark Sanders Part I

April 7th, 2011 |  Published in Artifacts, Blog

Mark Sanders at Bang the Bore VIII from Bang the Bore on Vimeo.

First of all, really sorry about the crappy focus throughout this video. Blame the crappy cameraman (me) using a new camera on which the autofocus stopped working.

This is the first half of my current favourite Bang the Bore performance (so far), and a rare solo performance from arguably the best drummer currently working in UK improvisation. Mark Sanders’ fluent, fluid playing combines a remarkably nuanced sensitivity to tone and timbre with an unfailing feel for continuity, with a mass of textural detail carefully employed in service of the overall performance. It’s a masterful synthesis of influences, ranging from jazz, free improvisation, New Complexity and IDM. He’s played with internationally renowned improvisers Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, John Butcher, Phil Minton and Evan Parker and provided drums for artists as diverse as Broadcast, Jah Wobble, Spring Heel Jack, Speeq and The Remote Viewers.

Click here for Mark Sander’s site.

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April 7th, 2011 | by | Published in Artifacts, Blog