Earshots!5. Oct - 5. Oct 13 / ended Hundred Years Gallery
Entry by donation (suggested £5)
Earshots! Field recording based work and improvisation
This is the second concert in our Earshots series which brings together field recording based work and improvised music, exploring the sonic qualities of both our natural surroundings and sound making devices. Once again, the concert begins with the presentation of a field recording based composition, followed by the solo, and then duo, improv sets.
For this concert we are very pleased to present:
Seymour Wright and Alan Wilkinson (alto sax duet)
Pat Thomas (keyboard/electronics solo)
and a special field recording work from Will Montgomery.
Will Montgomery makes electronic music, sound art and field recordings. His CDs include Legend (with Brian Marley, Entr’Acte, 2009) and non-collaboration (with Heribert Friedl, nvo, 2008). A split 12″ (with Robert Curgenven) was released in 2012 on Winds Measure.
He has published widely on poetry and music as a journalist and academic.
Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style – embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91); in the trio AND (with Noble); with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra; and in Duo with Lol Coxhill.
“Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude.” The Jazzmann
Alan Wilkinson comes blazing out of a saxophone tradition that includes the likes of Ayler, Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Osborne, Evan Parker and Peter Brötzmann, with a highly vocalized and personal style and a firm belief in the undiluted potency of spontaneous creativity. Based in London since 1990 he first became known as part of the fertile Leeds scene of the ‘80s, founding the Termite Club and as part of Hession/ Wilkinson/Fell.
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