Archive for January, 2011

A Band Elevator Gallery Residency

Something fun for the Londoners: the A Band residency at the Elevator Gallery continues apace on 12th February 2011, featuring sonic wrasslin’ from a number of related projects… although are we really to believe that there are any projects left in the British underground that aren’t A Band related in some manner? The above photograph […]

Bang the Bore Forum Roundup

The Bang the Bore Forum has been open for members for around two months now, so I thought it was time to offer a summary of the top five most recently posted to ongoing collaborative projects that are open for anyone to participate. So consider this the first post in an irregular ongoing series, in […]

Help Boduf Songs finance a European tour

For years, ex-pat Southamptoner turned Chicago resident Mat Sweet’s Boduf Songs project project was a ray of light in the otherwise dreary Highfield/Swaythling/Portswood area of Bang the Bore’s hometown. The house he shared with Clive acted as the Hunting Lodge equipment lock-up; we used to frequently intrude upon him before shows. On one occasion I […]

Ken Hyder: On Magic and Music

Scottish drummer, percussionist and vocalist, Ken Hyder, is a musical and spiritual adventurer… In 1990, with long-time musical partner, Tim Hodgkinson (formerly of Henry Cow), Hyder made the first of many trips to Siberia where they played and recorded with local musicians and shamans. He became deeply immersed in the culture of the shaman, took part in shamanic rituals and devoted himself to learning the subtleties of the shaman’s drum, the dungur. Hyder and Hodgkinson now perform all over the world as K-Space with Tuvan singer Gendos Chamzyryn. In this interview with Daniel Spicer he discusses his deeply considered fusion of music, magic, improvisation and shamanism.

A Goodbye to Trish Keenan

Fiona Fletcher bids farewell to Broadcast’s Trish Keenan, who passed away 14th January 2011.

Bang the Bore IX: Resonance and Psychogeography

Bang the Bore IX: Resonance and Psychogeography Featuring John Butcher and a performance of Alvin Lucier’s I Am Sitting In A Room 8pm-10pm, Monday 28th February 2011 The Castle Vault, Western Esplanade, Southampton (Nearest postcoded premises: The Quays Swimming Pool, SO15 1BA) Free entry/donations gratefully accepted Click here for the full details. (For those eager […]

Mark Sanders and Han-earl Park

To whet your appetite for this Sunday’s Bang the Bore VIII: Improvisers and Improvisation, here’s a crystal clear clip of the ludicrously skilled Mark Sanders and Han-earl Park playing at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork on 11th February 2009. The footage is of such good quality that geeks like me can see every variation in […]

New venue for Astral Social Club

All round nice chap and talented geezer Neil Campbell has a rather pretty new WordPress site up and running for his Astral Social Club project.  Looks like everyone’s wanting to run screaming from MySpace in the wake of their bug-riddled, layout scrambling redesign. There’s lots on there already.  The sounds page is a particular treasure trove, […]

No Context

Improvising electronic ensemble featuring specialists in microsound, live sampling, drone, home-made electronic devices and spectral manipulation, producing chthonic soundscapes for the head.

Four hours of Fela

A couple of days ago I found out that my father-in-law – back in his days as events co-ordinator at university – once confiscated Fela Kuti’s band’s drum kit because he refused to play for longer than two hours (half the agreed time). I guess, if you’ve had to walk for bloody miles to get […]