For the penultimate concert of 2016 at Hundred Years Gallery we are delighted to welcome two groups of world class improvising artists :
Trio : John Butcher (saxophones) / Matt Davis (trumpet, electronics) / Dominic Lash (double bass)
Duo : Angharad Davies (violin) / Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (zither, electronics)
Originally a physicist, John Butcher left academia in 1982 and has since become a prominent figure of the UK experimental music scene. His work ranges through improvisation, composition, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with a sense of place.
Matt Davis “… it matters that this is a music entirely devoid of ego and decoration, for all its sensual reach: it’s lean, often delicate and minutely detailed, sometimes harsh and rebarbative, though it holds its ground in relation to the listener with uncommon grace…” Chris Goode on Violence
Dominic Lash is a double bass player, composer and a few other things. He is lucky enough to get to play from time to time with excellent improvisers such as John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Paul Lytton, Hannah Marshall, Alex Ward and plenty more besides.
Angharad Davies ” ……..Time slows, scale reverses and you are up close to the process. Gulliver traverses the violin neck, watching sound vibrate off overhead cables in great powerful waves.” Stewart Lee, Sunday Times on Six Studies.
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga is a musician and a linguist based in London. She is active in experimental and improvised music since 2006. She plays the zither, a string instrument, and uses ebows and objects on its resonance box to produce sustained or granulated sounds. Her approach focuses on the interplay between spontaneity and elaborate techniques.
Door 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5