You don't need to know what Aufgehoben look like, or what their names are, or where they live. The only thing you need to know about Aufgehoben is that they are the greatest band you will ever hear. Coming together at most once a year, the band improvise straight to tape and produce an album from the resulting recording. There are no rehearsals. Aufgehoben
David Griffiths is a composer and writer from Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He was trained in atonal art music composition under renowned Welsh composer Michael Parkin, and subsequently studied music at Oxford, focusing on classical compositional technique and 1960s underground group Tyrannosaurus Rex. His music has been heralded and supported by, amongst others, Tony Visconti, Mark Radcliffe and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Follow David Griffiths on Twitter.
Resident of Brisbane, rural Japan and now South London, John Chantler's sound has shifted from organic electronics to his current interests in exploratory electro-acoustics, messy guitars and a loose spin on rhythm. He has collaborated with Matt Nicholson of Function, Saya and Ueno of Tenniscoats and performed as a member of Tori Kudo's Maher Shalal Hash Baz. John also played drums on the recent record by Japanese avant-pop diva Tujiko Noriko. John looks after UK & Digital operations for the upstart Australian-based imprint ROOM40 and co-presents the Frequenzen programme on London's Resonance FM. Inventing Zero Room40 Frequenzen
Essentially an exercise in textural soundscaping, Lum Col Con Pix involves DJing with six turntables (or as many as are available), lifting the styli slightly from the surface of the records and harnessing the natural warp in the records to capture irregular glitch loops of sound, layering these to create dense textures of musical noise. Using no samplers, effects, overdubs or technological trickery, Lum Col Con Pix focus on exploring the interaction between needle and vinyl, staying firmly with the physical medium and creating startling effects using only manipulations that can be made by hand. Staying true to the process, every piece is an exact recording of an improvised live performance with no post-production or alteration. Lum Col Con Pix video
Soldercup is Rhodri Davies and Louisa Hendrikien Martin.
Rhodri Davies plays harp, electric harp, live electronics and builds wind, water and fire harp installations. His regular groups include a duo with John Butcher, Broken Consort, Common Objects, Cranc, Portable, SLW, Apartment House, The Sealed Knot and a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson. In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-Cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow. He also performs and researches contemporary music. He has commissioned new works for the harp by Carole Finer, Catherine Kontz, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff, Ben Patterson, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone. Rhodri Davies
Louisa Hendrikien Martin is an artist working with live sound and visual performance, often testing ideas live in front of an audience. She has performed with a number of musicians including Otomo Yoshihide, Lee Patterson, Phil Minton and Angharad Davies, and in the group Portable with Rhodri Davies and artist Benedict Drew. Recent projects include a soundtrack for 16mm film De Magnete by Kathleen Herbert, commissioned by firstsite, and research into performed stillness in relation to the film-still and performance documentation. Louisa Hendrikien Martin
Traw (pronounced tra-oo) is a trio of Cardiff-based improvising musicians who use software to investigate the musicality of unconventional or conceptually related sound sources: from field recordings of fireworks and rural shops to objects found in the bathroom. They also collaborate with live musicians, using real-time sampling and processing to create dense and unpredictable soundworlds. Traw
Vibrafuzz Family is the umbrella name for projects involving Tim Newman, who explores music covering 1970s Krautrock and Kosmische along with acoustic guitar pieces and traditional Indonesian Gamelan. Vibrafuzz make instrumental psych/space/Krautrock; The Dovetail Consort make acoustic music; My Rival make downtempo/electronica. Vibrafuzz Family
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