TONUS – Live at Hundred Years Gallery

Part of the ongoing fundraising efforts for Hundred Years Gallery, this live release of Dirk’s large ensemble!

LIO: We stay apart because we love each other

Great to be a small part of this larger whole:

Vestiges review – Jazz.pt

Jazz.pt – Vestiges review

4.5 stars!

The automated translator says: “Such diversity of approaches makes this proposal for electroacoustic improvisation a richness that distinguishes it from others more parameterized in the Portuguese and international contexts, which is an asset when we verify that even in this area a “mainstream” has been installed.”

Tom Ward / Emil Karlsen – Concrescence

Postcard/download release of this live recording from late 2019 at Hundred Years Gallery:

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) + Alex Bonney/Cath Roberts CANCELLED. 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).

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.