Monkeypuzzle Trio + Sculpture

14 Apr 2012

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


Lewisham Arthouse

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 36,436,171,172,321
  • New Cross/New Cross Gate
  • New Cross/New Cross Gate

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Rock-A-Rolla magazine's review of MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO's debut CD 'White World': 'Featuring ex-This Heat drummer extraordinaire Charles Hayward, Monkey Puzzle Trio is a new improvising three-piece that sees the enduringly fresh-thinking percussionist joining forces with double-bassist Nick Doyne-Ditmas and avante-garde vocalist Viv Corringham.....the group sounds incredibly, tight, natural and together...the interplay between Hayward's ever-propulsive drumming and Doyne-Ditmas driving, groove-focussed double bass is particularly wonderful, giving the majority of the album a real body-moving, rhythmically infectious feel, despite the tricky abstract potential of the Trio's modus operandi. The found sounds and often cut-up free-form vocal experimentation that Corringham mixes into the grooves, along with the passages of Hayward's melodica and keyboard work, add another layer of interest and brilliantly executed texture and atmosphere to the operation.... An utterly impressive debut, White World is the exciting sound of three musicians tuned perfectly to each others sonic free-thinking.' - Alex Woodward, Rock A Rolla magazine http://www.slowfoot.co.uk/monkeypuzzletrio.html http://www.myspace.com/monkeypuzzletrio Extract from an article about audio-visual duo SCULPTURE in The Wire magazine: '......Sculpture, an audio-visual duo of London based musician Dan Hayhurst and animator Reuben Sutherland, whose working methods demonstrate a startling synergy. Live, the duo suspend a camera above a Dansette-style turntable upon which Sutherland plays his picture discs. Their static images suddenly spring to life, spilling out surreal, luridly coloured, twisted Pop Art imagery. The music is produced using tape loops - spliced tape extracted from C-90s - wrapping one around the head of a tape deck and feeding the warping, oscillating audio through a matrix of guitar pedals, mixer and sampler. 'We met fairly randomly and realised we were both using very similar techniques and had a common aim: derangement of the senses to achieve a transcendental 'thing'....the process is important, the way its thrown together: style, rhythm, flair'. It'd be a mistake to conclude from the vintage of their gear that Sculpture are pursuing a retro analogue aganda. Their purpose is to explore the brain's perceptual thresholds - 25 frames-per-second threshold for images and 44,100 samples-per-second for sound - beyond which sensation becomes smooth and continuous. Sculpture hover at these sensory junctures, invoking the cortical feedback mechanisms of the brain.' - Matthew Ingram, The Wire

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