I’m playing three duo sets with guitarist Dirk Serries in Netherlands and Belgium for the Raw Tonk fifth anniversary. I’ll play turntable, dubplates and spring reverbs. Details below.
London based record label Raw Tonk Records celebrates five years of existence with a series of events, including a short tour in Belgium and The Netherlands.
17.3 – Pletterij, Haarlem, NL
18.3 – De Singer, Rijkevorsel, BE
19.3 – De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL
The show will feature three duo sets by artists from the label, showcasing some of the diverse fringes of improvised music and free jazz.
Ripsaw Catfish is the collaborative duo of Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter(guitar). Their music employs a collection of pre-composed elements which can then be drawn upon, or not, during the course of an improvisation. The Manchester and London-based musicians started meeting in 2013 and released their debut album ‘For The Benefit Of The Tape’ in 2014.
COLIN WEBSTER / ANDREW LISLE
The London based sax and drums pairing of Colin Webster and Andrew Lisle are quickly establishing themselves on the European avant garde scene, both as a duo and working with a broad range of collaborators including Dirk Serries and John Dikeman. Their debut album as a duo, ‘Firehouse Tapes’ was released on in 2015.
DIRK SERRIES / GRAHAM DUNNING
Known for his highly prolific career as an ambient, drone, and industrial composer, Belgian guitarist Dirk Serries has spent the last few years diving deep into the world of improvised music, releasing numerous collaborations and also his solo album ‘Etched Above The Bow Grip’.
For this concert, Dirk will collaborate for the first time with British sound-artist and Graham Dunning who improvises using prepared turntable, and unique dubplates of field recordings and found sounds.