Archive for November, 2010

An Audience with Mark Sanders

An interview with Mark Sanders; a commentary on his performance at St. Giles-in-the-Fields with John Butcher (released as Treader Duos); and an experiment to see how the increasing availability of streaming video might enhance the enjoyment of free improvisation for a casual audience.

Welcome to Bang the Bore

Our aims: to create a self-sufficient network of musicians and artists working together to provide a secure platform for experimental music, writing, art and any other creative endeavours that meet our remit; to provide a staging ground for collaborative projects; to host lively and intelligent arts and humanities discussion; and to promote the free exchange of learning, technique and ideas between equals.

A Sad Loss…

It was with great sadness, that I awoke the other day to find that Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson had died. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, having graced us with his presence in Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Coil. In the years after the death of his partner (in Coil, and life), John Balance, Christopherson […]

Team Brick

Over the years we’ve seen multi-instumentalist Bristolian Team Brick – otherwise known as Matt Williams – discover that he can throat sing by accident; pulverise speakers with gabba freak-outs; engage in personal exorcisms on stage; maintain knife-edge tension with solos on accordion, clarinet or guitar; terrify audiences with squalling noise; or test his endurance with sustained lighting speed piano minimalism. He’ll collaborate with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow as Beak> one minute and wallow in weirdness with The A Band the next. At the time of writing this was his last ever performance under the name Team Brick.