NICK BRANTON, reeds
PAUL METTY METCALFE, drumset
PHIL MORTON, accidents & treatments
Here is the second piece from the recent concert, named Charmed
The Blank Canvas Octet is a project exploring free improvisation in music in a large ensemble context. It uses the ‘system 50:50` - where chess clocks are used to bring cohesion to the sound field which can often become cluttered. The result is a dynamic and shifting canvas of sound that allows small discreet sounds to be heard and deeper layers to be felt and expressed. An exciting project to participate in, to witness and to hear.
On system 50:50“Definitely something with LOADS of possibilities - the reaction in the car driving back was unbelievably positive - no one could remember playing in a large ensemble that was so "open". The openess allowed me to play quietly, which meant the dynamics were incredible for an improvising large ensemble.” - Charlie Collins, improviser, Sheffield.
TIM WISE, reeds
SIMON ROSS, turntable
CLAYTON JACKSON, electronics
ROBIN HARTWELL, sound
MARTIN HACKETT, Korg MS
SABINE KUSSMAUL, guitar
The Ship and Mitre, 133 Dale Street, Liverpool,
18th September, 8.00 pm £5.00