Improvising duo with Ed Lucas: new album & gigs
End Of A Cable is an album of recordings made with Ed Lucas: I played turntable, dubplates of field recordings, spring reverbs, snare drum and various objects; with Ed playing trumpet and controlled feedback. The recordings are released by Spanish label TSSS Tapes on cassette and download from 1st June. Listen and pr-order from the label here.
We have two live shows in June to launch the tape into the world: Wednesday 5th June at Iklektik in London; and Wednesday 26th June for Safehouse in Brighton. Full information on both shows below.
M O N O F O G + ED LUCAS & GRAHAM DUNNING
Iklektik, ‘Old Paradise Yard ‘ 20 Carlisle Ln / Royal Street corner / Archbishop’s park, London SE1 7LG
m o n o f o g + Ed Lucas and Graham Dunning (‘End Of A Cable’ tape release)
Wed 5 June – doors 8.00pm – music 8.30pm | £6 adv / £8 door BUY TICKETS (fees apply)
m o n o f o g are a free improvisation audio-visual group. Contemporary artists David Stuart Sutherland and Tamas Ilauszky extend their studio practice with a mix of found objects, DIY instruments and field recordings.
Improvising duo Ed Lucas and Graham Dunning explore texture, timbre, dynamics and drones. Ed Lucas plays trombone, sometimes augmented with controlled feedback, and has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond. Graham Dunning uses turntable with field recordings pressed to dublate, along with snaredrum and objects, focusing on tactile soundmaking. Their first album together, End Of A Cable, is released in June through Spanish tape label TSSS Tapes.
Safehouse: Sylvia & I / Graham Dunning and Ed Lucas
Roxanne at The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB Brighton
Wednesday 26th June, 19:30
Sylvia & I
Chris Dowding – trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics
Sylvia Hallett – violin, voice, bicycle wheel, saw & electronics
Sylvia & I use overlapping loops and other effects to create a sonic dream-world, both haunting, beautiful, with excursions into the dark side. The music unfurls slowly, drawing the listener into an immersive sea of melodic fragments and dreamy soundscapes.
Graham Dunning and Ed Lucas
Graham and Ed have a new album of trumpet & turntable free improv recordings coming out on Italian label tsss tapes.
Graham Dunning’s live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He regularly performs with saxophone player Colin Webster, and a host of other improvising musicians.
Ed Lucas is co-organiser (with Daniel Kordik) of the Earshots label – their long running trombone and synth duo led to the beginning of the concert series and label. He has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond. http://earshots.org/
Plus – The Wildcard Quartet