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Saturday Live Music

Structured Disasters presents The Majesty of Errors

7.4.2018

Structured Disasters presents The Majesty of Errors

Saturday 7 April / Doors 8pm / £5 on the door

 

Graham Dunning/Angharad Davies/Lina Lapelyte

Graham Dunning [b. 1981] is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes.

 

Graham has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, Europe and Canada, and exhibited in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives various independent workshops. He has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, Tombed Visions and more.

 

Angharad Davies is a violinist, one at ease in both improvising and composition, with a wide discography as part of varied range of ensembles and groups. She's a specialist in the art of 'preparing' her violin, adding objects or materials to it to extend its sound making properties. Her sensitivity to the sonic possibilities of musical situations and attentiveness to their shape and direction make her one of contemporary music's most fascinating figures. She has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Modern, the Proms, Music We'd Like to Hear new music series, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, El Nicho festival in Mexico where she premiered Eliane Radigue's Occam XXI for solo violin. 


She is an associate artist at Cafe OTO, is a member of Cranc, Common Objects and Apartment House, been artist in residence at Q-02, and played live with Tony Conrad in the Turbine Room at the Tate Modern. Other collaborations have featured the likes of John Butcher, Steve Beresford, Laura Cannell, Daniela Cascella, Anat Ben David, Rhodri Davies, Matt Davis, Richard Dawson, Julia Eckhardt, Kazuko Hohki, Roberta Jean, Lina Lapelyte, Dominic Lash, Tisha Mukarji, Andrea Neumann, Rie Nakajima, Anie O'Dwyer, Okkuyng Lee, Tim Parkinson, J.G.Thirlwell, Silvia Tarozzi, Stefan Thut, Deborah Walker, Paul Whitty, Manfred Werder, Birgit Ulher, Taku Unami and she's released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords.

 

Lina Lapelyte is an artist, composer, musician and performer. She says of her practice, ‘it can be placed ‘in-between’; in-between classical and experimental, music and fine art, composing and improvising.’ Initially trained as a classical violinist in Lithuania Lina showed an interest in experimental music from early on. Her experience playing with the likes of David Toop, John Butcher and Anton Lukoszevieze within the London improvised music scene in 2006 radically changed her way of composing, her pieces becoming frameworks for improvisations rather than finished compositions. Questioning the importance of musical training became another strand in her work leading her to incorporate untrained performers in unorthodox ways. Her opera Have a Good Day! examines issues of displacement, otherness and beauty through piano, electronics and text. It involves using actual cashiers from local supermarkets for the vocal strand of the piece. Another piece, Candy Shop, reworks the games of power embedded in rap songs, making them into lullabies while narrating a story about beauty, gender and the mundane.

 

Lina is working right at the edge of what popular music could become.’ (Brian Eno)

 

 

CRUSH!!!

Crush!!! was formed in 2010 by Sonic Pleasure (Flute, bricks, masonry and tools) and Mark Browne (Saxophone and collected objects - broken glass, percussion, whistles, game calls and bones) and later joined by Ian MacGowan (trumpet). The group’s improvisational approach emphasises the contrast between the use of traditional instruments and the other sound sources deployed. Sonic Pleasure is famed for the reduction of her instruments to dust by the end of the performance. Ian plays the trumpet in an extraordinary manner. Mark’s sense of bathos encompasses both the virtuosic and the inept.

 

 

Adrian Dollemore aka Glockenspiel/Daniel J Gregory

First time duo between ambient guitar wizard behind Glockenspiel and an idiot basher from Lust Rollers.

 

 

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