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Wire Assembly live at Mopomoso Feb 2014 – The Vortex, London

Posted in Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music, video / film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by electronicmusik

Wire Assembly were lucky enough to launch their CD at John Russell’s long running Mopomoso night at the Vortex Jazz Club. The performance was filmed too !

Wire Assembly are John Jasnoch (guitar), Neil Carver (guitar) and Ian Simpson (guitar)

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New ep from Wire Assembly ( free improvising guitar trio )

Posted in Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, new releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik has released a new ep from Sheffield guitar trio Wire Assembly.

Em193: Wire Assembly – Three Chairs

Recorded in June 2013 at Fuse

Artwork: Ian Simpson 2013

Wire Assembly are John Jasnoch, Neil Carver and Ian Simpson

download the EP FREE here

WA 3 chairs cover

Mopomoso Tour – not to be missed April 2012

Posted in blog, Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2013 by electronicmusik

Co-produced with Sound and Music and supported by Arts Council England, Mopomoso’s first ever UK tour will take place between 23rd and 30th of April 2013.

Each night of the tour will be unique as local musicians from each city join the line-up.
With a firm focus on free improvisation, musical references could range from jazz, rock,
folk, classical, electronic, world and computer-generated music, representing the broad
brush stroke spirit of inclusion embodied in the Mopomoso aesthetic.

Not to be missed, a superb array of the UK’s top improvisors, I’ll be at the Sheffield one for sure !

mopomoso tour

Russell, Butcher & Lash plus the Inclusion Principle at the Bluecoat

Posted in blog, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2010 by electronicmusik

Frakture organised yet another fantastic concert last night (3rd June 2010) at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.

First on were a duo made up of Herve Perez (Sndsukinspook) and Martin Archer both with reeds and laptops. Insect like tweets and squeaks gave way to ambient textural sonic scapes combined with some free jazz freak-outs with levels at time almost inaudible. Martin played with some kind of midi wind controller which seem to move somewhere between bass clarient and church organ. Lovely stuff.

The Inclusion Principle

The trio of John Russell, John Butcher and Dominic Lash were next. I love John Russells playing which is at times reminicient of the great Derek Bailey but I always feel is much more kinetic. The combination with John Butcher and Dominic Lash proved to be incendiary, an almost perfect combination, pushing and pulling each other out of zones each one had dictated in turn, only to be mutated (in an appropriate manner) by the other two. This is what free improvisation should be like and so often isn’t.

Thanks to Phil Morton and Frakture for another great night of ‘real’ music.

John Butcher and john Russell

Dominic Lash