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Thursday Scratch Nights

Jason Lescalleet, Tom White & Rob Lye Duo, Circuit Breaker


Jason Lescalleet, Tom White & Rob Lye Duo, Circuit Breaker 

Thursday 3 November / Doors 7.30pm / £5 in advance, £6 on the door


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Jason Lescalleet


Since establishing himself as a preeminent voice in contemporary electro-acoustic study, Jason Lescalleet has exploded the notion of what is possible within the realm of tape-based music. His recorded catalog acknowledges a diversity of application, from lo-fi reel-to-reel soundscaping and work for hand-held cassette machines, to digital sampling and computer generated composition. Lescalleet's live actions further expand his ouevre to include work with video, dance, performance art and multi-media concerns.


In the past two decades, Lescalleet has gradually and painstakingly compiled a compelling discography on notable labels such as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound, and most recently via his own Glistening Examples imprint. He has collaborated with Kevin Drumm, Aaron Dilloway, Graham Lambkin, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, and CM Von Hausswolff, among others, and during this time he’s built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in concert.


He currently lives in Maine, where he works and operates the Glistening Examples publishing label and the Glistening Labs studio for audio recording and mastering services.



Tom White & Rob Lye Duo 

Tom White lives and works in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. He has exhibited and performed internationally and published many sound works since 2009 (Vitrine, Chocolate Monk, My Dance the Skull, Alien Passengers). In 2014 he won the British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his piece Public Address, commissioned by the South London Gallery. Performance credits include appearances at NZZN Festival, Rotterdam; Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton; Ende Tymes Festival, New York; Poesia Carnosa Festival, Rome; Spoken Weird, Whitechapel Gallery; MK Gallery; South London Gallery; Café OTO (with Graham Dunning & John Macedo) and a recent UK duo tour with Maya Dunietz. 

Rob Lye is an artist/musician born in Wiltshire currently living and working in London.
Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Mute Outtakes (2017), Dye House London, From the Dorsal to the Tail, Bond House Projects (2017) Movements One, Two and Three, Bond House Projects (2016) Early Confessions, ASC Gallery/ Store (2014).
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2011 he has exhibited and performed internationally at such institutions as Tate Britain, Modern Art Oxford, Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh, Malmo Konstahll, Sweden, Limoncello London, Dienstge-Baude, Zurich and have performed at such institutes as the ICA, Café Gallery Projects and Café Oto. He is one half of Chora.



Circuit Breaker 


Circuit Breaker is the longstanding musical project of brothers Edward and Peter Simpson. Currently based in London, the duo aim to harness the most esoteric aspects of contemporary electronica in the service of their stark and vocally bold songs.
The approach is an eternally adaptable one, favouring no particular method in the pursuit of surprising contrasts between sound design and structure. The brothers currently use modular and fixed architecture synthesizers, sampling, software and guitars in their setup.
To date the group have released two EP’s (Grid and TV12) on the Manchester based Tombed Visions Label and their debut album, My Descent Into Capital on Nottingham’s legendary and longstanding ”avant-punk” imprint Harbinger Sound. They have toured all over the U.K and Europe with acts including Sleaford Mods, Sudden Infant, Consumer Electronics and Russell Haswell.



November 2016


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