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Noise Research / Ian Simpson gigs for 2013

Posted in blog, gigs, live music, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by electronicmusik

Gigs for 2013 so far (keep checking for updates)

20th January – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar)

28th January – Open Mind, Fuel, Withington (as Noise Research)

17th February – Mopomoso, Vortex, London (with Kipple)

7th March – Centrifuge, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (guitar)

8th March – Xposed Club, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham (NR solo)

20th March – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

19th May – iSplash – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar / perc)

21st May – Centrifuge #21, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (Frakture event)

25th May – Chorlton Arts Festival – St Werburghs Church, Chorlton (Wire Assembly)

25th June – Centrifuge #22 – Ducie Bridge – Manchester (guitar / perc)

21st July – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (with Wire Assembly)

22nd July – Centrifuge, Fuel Cafe Bar, Withington, Manchester

10th Sept – Centrifuge, Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

15th Sept – Just a Minute, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (Frakture gig)

16th Oct – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (acoustic guitar / perc)

4th November – Centrifuge, Fuel Cafe Bar, Withington, Manchester

20th Nov – Noise Upstairs, Riverside, Sheffield (duo with Herve Perez)

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Noise Research / Ian Simpson gigs for 2012 – 13

Posted in blog, gigs, live music, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by electronicmusik

Gigs for 2012 (scroll down for 2013)

15th January – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (as part of Kipple)

26th January – Islington Mill, Salford (as Noise Research)

2nd February – Kro Bar, Manchester (as part of Centrifuge)

19th February – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (as Goldilocks Axe Murder)

17th March – The Lanternhouse , Ulverston (as Noise Research)

15th April – Ship and Mitre – Liverpool (iSplash night)

22nd April – Antwerp Mansion– Manchester (Video Jam)

10th May – Fuel – Withington (Noise Upstairs)

20th May – Ship and Mitre – Liverpool (with Id of Mobius)

22nd May – Kro Bar Oxford Rd, Manchester (with Centrifuge)

7th June – Acoute #4, Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

13th June – Noise Upstairs, Sheffield (as part of Kipple)

14th June – Noise Upstairs, Fuel, Manchester (as part of Kipple)

3rd July – Centrifuge, Riverside, Sheffield

25th July – Acoute #5, Bluecaot – Liverpool (acoustic performance)

14th September – Crimson Grail – Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool (with Rhys Chatham)

16th September – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (duo with Rob Harrison)

20th September – Centrifuge #18, Ducie Bridge, Manchester

6th October – Centrifuge #19, Gregson, Lancaster

22nd October – Notes & Sounds, Red Deer, Sheffield (with Wire Assembly)

8th November – Noise Upstairs, Fuel, Withington (with Wire Assembly)

14th November – Noise Upstairs, Riverside, Sheffield (with Wire Assembly)

15th December – Electronic Organica XII, Britions Protection, Manchester

2013

20th January – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar)

28th January – Open Mind, Fuel, Withington (as Noise Research)

17th February – Mopomoso, Vortex, London (with Kipple)

7th March – Centrifuge, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (guitar)

8th March – Xposed Club, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham (NR solo set)

20th March – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

Acoute #3 at The Bluecoat, Liverpool – November 8th

Posted in free improvisation, gigs, live music, news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by electronicmusik

I’ll be playing at this event on Tuesday the 8th of November at the Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, Liverpool.

Frakture Concerts presents an evening of free improvised, contemporary music using acoustic sources with local and regional musicians, with special guests Bruce Coatesand Mike Hurley from Birmingham.

Bruce Coates Reeds
Dave Tompkins Double Bass
Ian Simpson prepared acoustic guitar
Mark Jones Flute
Mike Hurley Piano
Pete Jones Guitar
Phil Bernia Drumset
Phil Hargreaves Sax
Phil Lucking Trumpets
Phil Morton Accidents & Treatments
Simon Jones Violin

http://www.frakture.org

Psychiatric Challenge archive recordings released on Electronic Musik

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, Home Made Instruments, synthesizers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik have released some of the first live performances recorded by Psychiatric Challenge dating back to June 2003.

First Recordings (Em147) – Psychiatric Challlenge

Download ‘First Recordings’ FREE here

Psychiatric Challenge disbanded in 2006. All, except Lewis Gill, are still involved in experimental / improvised music.

Neil Packer – guitar / toys / circuit bent pedals
Ian Simpson – tabletop guitar / radio / tone generator
Harry Gallimore – home made synthesizers / tone generator
Lewis Gill – guitar

Electronic Organica X with DOS, Wolf Scarers, Richard Knight & Noise Research

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, electronic organica, Electronica, Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by electronicmusik

Electronic Organica X – Britons Protection, Gt Bridgewater Street, Manchester on the 25th March 2011 (a Friday)

Starts around 8.30pm, entry is £3 only with a free cd (if we remember to bring them!)

It’s our tenth event so far and we have a fantastic night for you with live performances from Disco Operating System, Wolf Scarers and Richard Knight and Noise Research

Disco Operating System
The Disco Operating System. A misnomer of sorts, an hilarious wordplay derived from the personal computing term “Disc Operating System”; D.O.S. Pertaining, possibly to the musical form “Disco”, or possibly not. Safest bet is that the Disco Operating System is not specifically any of the above, but does involve itself with sonic structures often of a cyclical nature, more often than not created with the aid of computing devices, and on less than most occasions involving a rhythmical gesture with a nod to your local 1970’s coke palace.
The Disco Operating System is helmed by Gareth Bibby, who takes great glee in creating solid chunks of electronic joy from random patterns of radiophonic detritus and partially melodic undertones.

Wolf Scarers
Wolf Scarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, both playing tenor saxophones. They’ve known each other for years but have never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv last year, it occurred to Simon to suggest some duets. So they got together at Oldham Music Centre and scared the pigeons in the neighbourhood for a few Fridays, and Wolf Scarers emerged. Both Simon and Keith have played all sorts of music in the past, and you can hear this in their improvisations, that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor tradition, via, possibly, messed-up marching band funk and deconstructed jazz strut. (No computers are harmed in the making of their music.)

Richard Knight + Noise Research
Richard Knight is a sonic/computational artist, usually performing with digital equipment and an emphasis on spectral ambiguity. Knight also utilises mixing desks as sound sources: a typically passive audio device subverted to become an expressive instrument. Output is derived from the tenuous area between feedback and feedforward – the hazy and perplexing cusp between order and chaos.

Noise Research (aka UK sound manipulatist Ian Simpson) has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance. Simpson’s source material comes not from the inside of a physics lab but the natural world: birds shriek and water crashes, processed into something altogether more alien as his hands wander around a table containing what looks like the contents of the world’s coolest shed (Cath Aubergine – 2010).

Artwork copyright Ian Simpson 2011

Classwar Karaoke Survey – 0013 compilation out now

Posted in blog, Experimental Music, field recordings, news, other net labels, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by electronicmusik

The latest in the very wonderful series of compilations from Classwar Karaoke is out today.

Survey – 0013

download FREE here

Contributors include : Noise Research + Richard Knight, Graham Dunning, Ambient Fabric, Cagey House, Caroline Ono, Clutter, Kalistongue, Lux POGO, MaCu, Sinus Buds, Sound Inhaler plus many more.

Todays featured download Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2010 by electronicmusik

It's Just Noise - Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill

Todays featured free download is ‘It’s Just Noise’ – Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill (Em040) Electronic Musik

Recorded circa 2006.

Line up
Ian Simpson – prepared guitar
Harry Gallimore – electronics
Neil Packer – guitar
Lewis Gill – guitar
Misha Gray – percussion
Tim Lyons – trumpet / voice
Ollie Brice – double bass
Dave Jackson – sax
Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Click here to download