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Rercording N.O. Moore, John Butcher & Eddie Prevost

 

IKLECTIK London, 2 May 2018, 8:00pm

 

First playing as a trio in 2016, Butcher, Moore and Prévost reconvene at Iklectik.  The combination of the saxophonist’s endlessly inventive frequencies and pulsations, the percussionist’s unique timbral spaces and open rhythms, alongside the guitarist’s reverberant sono-colour fields, promises an evening of surprising new vibrations, mutual accommodation, and a tremendous ‘yes’ ringing out across the cavernous void.

Rercording John Butcher & Eddie Prevost (solos & duets)

 

IKLECTIK London, 4 April 2018, 8:00pm

 

Although Eddie Prévost and John Butcher shared the stage at Derek Bailey’s 1990 London Company Week they didn’t perform together again until March 2005 – in duo at Goldie’s Oligarch in the East London Foundry. Eddie chose to work with tam-tam, bowed cymbals and drum resonators – as heard on their CD interworks.

 

Additionally, they have recorded in trio with John Tilbury – Eddie’s AMM partner for over 20 years in – once for a BBC broadcast, and once for the CD Trinity.

In 2009 this trio was joined by Christian Wolff and Ute Kanngiesser for a concert on London’s Freedom of the Cityfestival (released as Sounding Music by AMM).

In 2010 the duo played a 10 date tour of Japan, organised by Hisashi Terauchi.


The Oya Stone Museum concert was reviewed (in Japanese) by Kazue Yokoi at Jazz Tokyo.

 

Since 2011 they have also performed in a trio with bassist Guillaume Viltard with Prévost playing drum kit.

Recoding Felt: Angharad Davies, Simon Allen, Sandro Mussida & Jan Hendrickse

 

IKLECTIK London, 15 March 2018, 8:30pm

 

The quartet will present four new pieces for a range of instrumentation including cello, computer, percussion, glass harp, violin, flutes and electronics.

 

Recording Sessions #5

Tom Chant - saxophones

John Edwards - double bass

Eddie Prevost - drums

+ Interview with Philip Clark

 

IKLECTIK, Old Paradise, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG

 

Saturday 10th March 2018, doors open 7:30pm- starts 8:00pm.

 

Entry: £12.

 

This concert series is made possible through the goodwill of the musicians involved and the support of IKLECTIK Art Lab.

 

Curated by Giovanni La Rovere

 

 

 

New Album from Matchless Recordings:Uncertain Outcomes Christian Wolff (piano) & Eddie Prevost (percussion)

Two concerts of experimental improvisation from Eddie Prevost and Christian Wolff, two giants of conceptual improvisation and composition, recorded at Ikletick in London in 2015 and at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire in 2016; with superb pacing and brilliant execution, these dialogs between keyboard and percussive instruments explore unique sound worlds with depth, inquisitiveness, and a sense of wonder.

 

Recording N.O. Moore / John Edwards / Eddie Preovst

IKLECTIK London, 9th August 2017, 8pm

 

The trio of Eddie Prévost (drums), NO Moore (guitarism) and bassist John Edwards (if ‘bassist’ captures everything it is that John Edwards can do) combines improvisation, free jazz, rock, and electronic sound into a sonorous aggregate that avoids collapsing into any one category, being something in its very own right. Following their well-received performance at Café Oto last month, propulsive rhythm, new sounds, and energetic improvisation will be the order of the night.  Any expectations will be both met and mangled.

 

Recording Sessions #4

John Butcher - saxophones

Pat Thomas - theremin & electronics

Ståle Liavik Solberg - percussion

 

IIKLECTIK Art Lab, Old Paradise, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG - (Royal Street corner) next to Archbishop's Park. Nearest tube station Lambeth North.

 

Wednesday 19th July 2017. doors open 7:30pm,starts 8:00pm.

 

Entry: £8 adv/ £10 doors.

 

Curated by Giovanni La Rovere

 

Recording John Butcher and Eddie Prevost

IKLECTIK London, 22 April 2017, 8:30pm

 

Although Eddie Prévost and John Butcher shared the stage at Derek Bailey’s 1990 London Company Week they didn’t perform together again until March 2005 – in duo at Goldie’s Oligarch in the East London Foundry. Eddie chose to work with tam-tam, bowed cymbals and drum resonators – as heard on their CD interworks.

 

Additionally, they have recorded in trio with John Tilbury – Eddie’s AMM partner for over 20 years in – once for a BBC broadcast, and once for the CD Trinity.

 

In 2009 this trio was joined by Christian Wolff and Ute Kanngiesser for a concert on London’s Freedom of the Cityfestival (released as Sounding Music by AMM).

 

In 2010 the duo played a 10 date tour of Japan, organised by Hisashi Terauchi.


The Oya Stone Museum concert was reviewed (in Japanese) by Kazue Yokoi at Jazz Tokyo.

 

Since 2011 they have also performed in a trio with bassist Guillaume Viltard with Prévost playing drum kit.

 

Recording N.O. Moore / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prevost.

IKLECTIK London, 29th March 2017, 8:30pm.

 

Electric guitar player N.O. Moore is more interested in the ‘electric’ bit than the ‘guitar’ bit, developing an approach that combines more traditional techniques with sounds and emotions drawn from the pioneers of electronic music and musique concrète.  In the past, complimentary things have been said about his playing by Jeff Clyne, Daevid Allen, Gilad Atzmon, and Eddie Prévost.  Most disconcerting, once in Wysing, Marshall Allen directed Moore to play a solo during which, and standing just a few feet from Moore, he stared continuously and unblinkingly into Moore’s eyes.  No explanation for this technique was forthcoming, but the guitarist decided to consider it as a positive.  Moore has received no formal musical training, but nevertheless gets by.  

 

This grouping with legendary percussionist and drummer Eddie Prévost, and the powerfully innovative and resourceful bassist Guillaume Vitard, will be appreciated by all who love new sounds and high energy improvised music.

Recording Sessions #3

Eddie Prevost’s Exploratoria

Film & Interview – Saturday 25th February 2017, 4:00pm – Entry: £8, Doors opens 3:30pm

 

Film: EDDIE PREVOST'S BLOOD (A film by Stewart Morgan)

 

Interview: Eddie Prevost - discussion with Harry Gilonis about Exploratoria, the latest essay written by Eddie Prevost. Published in Germany as part of a book called Researching for Improvisation - Researching by Improvisation

 

Concert - Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:00pm – Entry: £10, Doors opens 7:30pm

 

Trio:

Bertrand Gauguet – saxophone

Pascal Battus – rotating surfaces

Eddie Prevost – percussion

 

Quartet:

Jennifer Allum – violin

John Butcher – saxophones

Marjolaine Charbin – piano

Eddie Prevost – percussion

 

Curated by Giovanni La Rovere

New ATOPOS release: Morton Feldman - For Christian Wolff

John Tilbury (piano / celesta) and Carla Rees (flute)

 

Like nature, Feldman’s music has an indestructible quality, for all its surface fragility. As a personality Feldman was abrasive but brittle; he could be insensitive to the feelings of others but one sensed in him a vulnerability. “The real for me is how I can leap into this thing which I call life. Music must have sensuous dimension”, he once said.


The sensuality of touching the instrument. Often, before I start playing the piano I gently caress the instrument. Comparable to love-making, you approach your lover with a degree of trepidation; there is no clear objective. Then, the first touch.

 

Osterfestival Tirol (Galerie St. Barbara)

This festival was founded in 1989 in Hall in Tyrol and Innsbruck. It is part the Galerie St. Barbara (association existing since 1968) that since it’s beginnings focuses on contemporary art forms and expressions. The link and relation between the different arts is the main topic of the festival: from music (ancient, contemporary, classical non-european) to art, from dance and performance to theatre,… During the years, Hall in Tyrol has become – due to this private institution – a meeting point for Avantgarde and a centre for contemporary thoughts with a high international value. Private friendships arose from this work and invitations to composers like György Ligeti, John Cage, Dieter Schnebel, Christian Wolff, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Georg Fr. Haas and many more. Since the contact with John Tilbury – one of the most important interpreters for Feldman’s music – in the 70s, the festival and the association is dedicated to the music of Morton Feldman and has produced the CD “All piano” with Feldman’s complete solo piano works, interpreted by John Tilbury.

 

Atopos - December 2016

Recording David O'Conor / Guillaume Viltard / Tom Wheatley / Eddie Prevost at IKLECTIK London, 18th January 2017, 8pm.

 

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players. For this concert they are joined by saxophonist David O’Connor and double bassiest Tom Wheatley.

Recording Susan Lynch / Rachel Musson / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prevost at IKLECTIK London, 14th December 2016, 8pm.

 

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players:

 

Rachel Musson — saxophonist.

 

Sue Lynch — tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute.

Recording Sessions #2

Evan Parker - saxophones
Sebastian Lexer - piano+
Mark Sanders - percussion

Peter Evans - trumpet

Sam Pluta - electronics

 

IKLECTIC Art Lab, Old Paradise, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG - (Royal street corner) next to Arcbishop's Park. Nearest tube station Lambeth North.

 

Thursday 24th November 2016, 8:00pm

 

Entry: £10/£6, doors open 7:00pm.

 

Curated by Giovanni La Rovere

 

 

Recording John Butcher / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prevost, at IKLECTIK London, 23rd November 2016, 8pm.

 

John Butcher, Internationally renowned his music ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and unusual acoustics.

 

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players:

 

John Butcher - Tenor and Soprano saxophones

 

Recording Seymour Wright / Eddie Prevost / Tom Wheatley / Guillaume Viltard, at IKLECTIK London, 9th November 2016, 8pm

 

Seymour Wright – saxophonist, investigator, artist – lives in London. His practice is about the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential; an on-going, rigorous and exhaustive exploration of the instrument. The energy of this learning is applied to various collaborations and contexts to access/share what he has called the ‘awkward wealth of investigation’. His work is documented on two widely acclaimed self-released solo collections Seymour Wright of Derby (2008) and Seymour Writes Back (2015). His current collaborations include XT (with Paul Abbott) lll人 (with Daichi Yoshikawa and Paul Abbott), GUO (with Daniel Blumberg) and STEPS (with esw).

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players

Recording Jason Yard / Eddie Prevost / Tom Wheatley at IKLECTIK London, 26th October 2016, 8pm

 

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players *** note: this concert will feature Jason with Tom Wheatley double bass and Eddie Prévost drums.

 

Jason Yarde – tenor saxophones

Composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist Yarde casts a wide musical net having worked with Hermeto Pascoal to 4hero, Plan B to Britten Sinfonia, Keziah Jones to Kronos Quartet, Wretch 32 to Wonderbrass and Jonzi-D to Jack Dejohnette. He’s played in the big bands of Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, and Sam Rivers and been a member of various bands led by Louis Moholo for near 25 years.

His own projects range from fx’d solo in the Blue Box Diaries to the McCormack & Yarde Duo (MY DUO) to the larger ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC. Awards include a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Paul Hamlyn Award and the first BASCA for Contemporary Jazz Composition for his BBC Proms compositional début (2009).

He’s written for Hugh Masekela and the LSO and produced award winning albums for Soweto Kinch, Gwilym Simcock, Denys Baptiste and Empirical.

 

Recording Nathaniel Catchpole / Eddie Prevost / Guillaume Viltard at IKLECTIK London, Wednesday 12th October 2016, 8pm.

 

Eddie Prévost—veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a season of concerts in which he and double bassist Guillaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players

 

Nathaniel Catchpole has been performing on London’s improvised music scene since 2001. He has long standing associations with many of the musicians who came out of Eddie Prévost’s Friday night workshop, and has performed with musicians as diverse as Steve Reid, John Edwards, Paul Rutherford and Tetuzi Akiyama. He is featured on a number of recordings. Most notably as a solo artist on double CD featuring notable experimental reed players (including Evan Parker and John Butcher) — Horn_Bill (Matchless Recordings mrcd63). And, on Beyond the Barrier with John Edwards double bass and Eddie Prévost drums (Matchless Recordings mrcd95)

 

Recording Joe Wright / Massimo Magee / Eddie Prevost / Guillaume Viltard at IKLECTIK London, Tuesday 20th September 2016, 8pm.

 

Meeting With Remarkable Saxophonists

 

Eddie Prevost - veteran experimental percussionist on drums in a sesson of concerts in which he and double bassist Guilliaume Viltard meet remarkable saxophone players.

 

Joe Wright  – tenor saxophone

Massimo Magee  – soprano saxophone

 

 

Recording the music of George Butterworth, performance by Roderick Williams (tenor voice) and Iain Burnside (piano) at The Science Museum, London 28 June 2016 as part of the opening exhibition "Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care"

 

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, British forces sustained 57,000 casualties, creating a medical emergency of unprecedented scale and severity.

 

This new exhibition at the Science Museum commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.

 

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care draws on the Science Museum’s extensive First World War medical collections as well as the words of the wounded and those who cared for them to explore the remarkable medical responses and innovations catalysed by this conflict.  

 

Beyond the battlefields, the exhibition also focuses on the longer-term impact of the war on the soldiers who were left physically and mentally affected, and shows how the medical lessons learnt still carry relevance today.

Recording Sessions #1

John Butcher - saxophones
N. O. Moore - guitar/electronics
Eddie Prevost - percussion

 

IKLECTIC Art Lab, Old Paradise, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG - (Royal street corner) next to Arcbishop's Park. Nearest tube station Lambeth North.

 

Saturday 28th May 2016, 8:00pm

 

Entry: £7/£5, doors open 7:00pm.

 

This concert series is organised by Giovanni La Rovere

Recording John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury at Cafe Oto London, Thursday 26th May 2016

 

Fataka presents: John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury (trio)

 

“Butcher’s sax ranges from soft, whispery purrs to teeth-chatteringly spiteful blasts. Lehn’s analogue synth leaps in a moment from burbling tones to fiercely sizzling abstraction, and Tilbury slips from his familiar melodic interludes and fragmented arpeggios to crashing, seismic attacks on the inside of the piano.” – Richard Pinnell, The Wire

 

Great trio of three leading figures of improvised music: John Butcher (saxophones), Thomas Lehn (synthesiser), and John Tilbury (piano). All three have agile musical imaginations as well as exploratory rigour towards the possibilities of their chosen instruments and together produce improvised music of rare grandeur and eloquence.

 

Butcher, Lehn and Tilbury have played with each other in various combinations over the years, including in Thermal (Butcher and Lehn's scorching trio with Andy Moor of The Ex), AMM and Polwechsel (Butcher and Tilbury), and MIMEO’s epic Hands of Caravaggio session (Lehn and Tilbury). However, the first time all three of them played together was the recording of the critically acclaimed album Exta (Fataka 2013), which has been described as “an enthralling, exemplary piece of work” (Dalston Sound), “deserving of undivided attention” (Chattanooga Pulse) and “an essential addition to Improv’s history” (The Wire). This is their first performance together since that recording and their first in front of an audience; it promises to be an intense and absorbing experience.

 

https://f-a-t-a-k-a.bandcamp.com/album/exta

Recording Bertrand Gauguet and John Tilbury performing at Cafe Oto London on 30/03/2016

Exiting performance of a captivating pairing of French saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet and the great pianist John Tilbury.

Recording John Tilbury and Carla Reeds performing - Morton Feldman for Christian Wolff at Osterfestival Innsbruck- Austria on 16/03/2016

Recording John Tilbury and Carla Reeds performing - Morton Feldman for Christian Wolff at Osterfestival Innsbruck- Austria on 16/03/2016

This two-hour work is one of Morton Feldman’s last compositions. He was 16 years old – Orpheus in tennis shoes. Christian Wolff was a close friend of Feldman and part of the circle surrounding John Cage and Earle Browne during the 1950s.
My experience when listening to the piece was wonderful and interesting – some sections depart from our (Morty’s, John Cage’s and my) original occupation with tone and tonal colour; the listeners’ own experience is the central point of focus. (Christian Wolff)

Carla Rees – flute, John Tilbury – piano, celesta

Recording John Tilbury and Carla Reeds performing - Morton Feldman for Christian Wolff at Cafe Oto London, Thursday 10/03/2016

Recording John Tilbury and Carla Reeds performing - Morton Feldman for Christian Wolff at Cafe Oto, Thursday 10/03/2016

 

The great pianist, John Tilbury, presents the first UK performance of Morton Feldman's extraordinary late work, for Christian Wolff, with flautist Carla Rees and Tilbury on piano/celeste.

 

“First performed in 1986, a little over a year before his death, Morton Feldman's For Christian Wolff belongs with the other vast, obsessive scores of his final years, such as For Philip Guston and the Second String Quartet. This is a single movement for flute and keyboard (piano doubling celesta), lasting almost three hours... In such a vastly expanded musical landscape the smallest shift or inflection assumes huge significance, while the tonal variety Feldman wrings from this limited palette is extraordinary.” – The Guardian

New FATAKA release: Sebastian Lexer and Steve Noble's Muddy Ditch

FATAKA Label is very pleased to announce the new Fataka release: Sebastian Lexer & Steve Noble's Muddy Ditch. It will be available on CD and download on 24 February 2016.

There will be a launch concert at Cafe Oto for the release on Tuesday 23 February and it would be great to see you there.

 

Muddy Ditch

(Fataka 13)


Sebastian Lexer (piano+) and Steve Noble (drums and percussion) first played together in the winter of 2011 and what seemed like an unlikely, even oppositional, pairing quickly proved itself to be an extremely well-matched one. Muddy Ditch presents two live sets: their first revelatory encounter and a more considered and spacious meeting in 2014. In both, Noble's sharp vertical hits and Lexer's sustained horizontal textures echo, disrupt and enrich each other, producing music full of complex slants and intricate resonances.

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