Hot Hail gig in Second Life and streamed on the net live at 9pm 5th Feb 2012

TONIGHT!!! At 9pm UK time Hot Hail will be playing a gig simultaneously in Second Life and streamed on the internet.

You can go directly to the virtual venue by using this link:​secondlife/Dulcamara/158/225/​1201

Or, if you have a first life, you can watch the live video stream online at:​livestream/

About Hot Hail

Hot Hail is a solo vehicle of Simon Jones, a composer, multimedia artist and performer based in Liverpool. Simon is one of the founding members of sound-art group, Noise Club, and a leading organiser of Frakture, an organisation that promotes free improvisation in the North West of England.

Simon’s compositional work deals with sound-colour as melody, microtonality, and notions of continuity. As an installation artist, his work explores interactivity, creating immersive and multisensory pieces, working not only with sound and vision, but smell and touch. Simon is also a regular performer of freely improvised music with a number of groups, including the Frakture Big Band, the Infinite Monkey Orchestra, i:Object, and Fraktal.

Hot Hail is a musical extension of Simon’s work more generally, keeping the same concerns as in his compositional work, but fused with the techniques of free improvisation. In Hot Hail, Simon performs on an array of found objects, effects and laptop, creating dynamic soundscapes that range from the darkly disturbing to the strangely sublime.

The name Hot Hail comes from one of the disasters that the Emperor Ming sent down on Earth in Flash Gordon. Logically, the two components, heat and hail, are completely incompatible, but intuitively the human mind is able to construct this impossible phenomenon in fine detail, with a set of characteristics that describe it; a new creation from the expressive qualities of opposites.


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