without appeal is an artist collective founded by Lia Boscu and Will Gresson in late 2016.
Born out of a dialogue concerning notions of the archive, it functions as a framework to present research-oriented projects within wider collaborative networks. without appeal also operates as a self-publishing imprint, releasing books, zines and sound work in limited runs.
The collective has both an online and offline presence.
Phil Maguire is an experimental musician/improviser/sound artist making reductive music that explores emptiness and malfunction. Simplicity is at the core of his work. He uses cheap electronics, open source software, synthesis, and obsolete audio equipment to create sparse sonic environments for personal reflection. These are often very quiet; very loud; loud made quiet; quiet made loud.
Maguire improvises with cheap electronics, using the same emptiness to create charged interactions with other musicians and audiences. He has performed solo, and in groups, with musicians including Phil Durrant, Eleanor Cully, and James L. Malone.
He also runs verz, a label and series presenting quiet music and sound art.
… is the improvising duo of Bobby Barry and Emily Mary Barnett. Together they build vast neo-psychedelic slabs of gradually developing sound using drums, electronics, plastic bags, bubblewrap, sellotape, pencil sharpeners, toothbrushes, and a small portable vacuum cleaner. Recent releases include CDs released by Linear Obsessional Recordings and the Slightly Off Kilter Label, as well as a collaboration with improvising horn players Cath Roberts, Tullis Rennie, and Colin Webster on Zero Wave.https://farrainbow.bandcamp.com/