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Collaboration Ti/om

Ti/om and Han-Earl Park/Cath Roberts/Alex Bonney at Hundred Years Gallery

Sunday 22nd March! Hundred Years Gallery!

Ti/om (Tom Ward/Tim Fairhall) + Han-Earl Park/Alex Bonney/Cath Roberts. Sunday 22nd March 15:30

Ti/om is the improvising duo of Tim Fairhall (double bass) & Tom Ward (bass clarinet & flute). This will be the launch gig for their new recording “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”, which documents their 2016 residency in a bothy on the Isle of Eigg, off the west coast of Scotland.

They stayed for a week in winter, looking out over the mountains of Rhum; playing together and alone, walking in the hills, and meditating on the relation of music to place, and the process of inspiration. The music seeks an expression of personal responses to Eigg, to the wildness and the quietude both, to inhabit in the music the same emotional spaces as entered into on the island; trying to play in such a way that feels consonant with the state of being out on the hill.

Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (박한얼) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised musics for twenty years. He has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces across Europe, Korea and the USA.

This will be the first meeting of a trio with master UK-based improvisers Alex Bonney (trumpet/electronics) and Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone).

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Menagerie

Madwort’s Menagerie – Bird is the Worm Best of 2019

“…a curious beauty, where melodies have the ephemeral quality of dreams and harmonies like their lingering aftereffect upon waking, slowly and greeted by soft daylight, and the motion of the music is fitful and anxious, as if children unable to sit still in church pews during a morning service.”

Chuffed to see this record on Bird is the Worm’s best of 2019 list!

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BRÅK

BRÅK – Neil Metcalfe

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BRÅK

BRÅKfest 2020!

This is very exciting! Go get some advance tickets!

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LUME Ti/om

Ti/om on the Hello Goodbye Show!

Great fun playing live on ResonanceFM for the Hello Goodbye Show with Ti/om, as part of LUME’s Winter Solstice!! Listen again here:

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BRÅK

Christmas BRÅK

Brutal set with Dee Byrne!

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Collaboration

IMPETUS GROUP at Hundred Years Gallery, 2019

Check out this video:

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LIO

LIO @ St Mary’s Old Church, Dec 2019

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BRÅK

Christmas BRÅK

Coming up soon – BRÅK Christmas Special!!! Feat. Dee Byrne, Alex Bonney & Andrew Cheetham alongside your usual hosts!

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Collaboration

Duos at HYG

Tom Ward / Emil Karlsen

This will be the second outing for the woodwind & percussion duo of Tom Ward & Emil Karlsen, having previously performed together at one of the UK’s leading innovative-music-in-a-beer-shop nights BRÅK. Tom is a multi-instrumentalist from Yorkshire, involved in many projects and collaborations across Europe. Emil, originally from Norway, is currently based in Leeds and is establishing himself and his label noumenon as a new, original voice in improvised music.

Cath Roberts / Dee Byrne

Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Dee Byrne (alto saxophone) have been working together on many different music projects under the name of LUME since 2013. They recently started playing duo saxophone improvisations, extending and deepening their musical relationship. Individually and collectively they have released music on many leading labels including their own Luminous, as well as Raw Tonk, efpi, Whirlwind, and more.