Thursday 8 June 2017, 7.30pm
Apologies in Advance is an on-going platform for artists presenting work in progress performances.
The series was founded in 2016 and has so far seen contributions from Aine O’dwyer, Rob Lye, Tom White & Marc Matter, Rebecca Wilcox, Vicky Langan, Jenna Collins, Mark Vernon, Graham Dunning, Yoni Silver, Sandra Kazlauskaite and Luciano Maggiore.
The 5th edition welcomes Ashley Paul, Beyt Al Tapes, Louie Rice and Barby Asante.
Ashley Paul is an American performer and composer based in London. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation.
Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Rashad Becker, Nik Colk Void, Loren Connors, Heatsick, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Bass Clef, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler appearing on such labels as Important, PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.
Beyt al Tapes started out as label to become a solo project which creates tape-compositions in which ghosts, exotic cultures and straight forward avant-garde appear—although the avant-garde is more about being caught in a poetic loop. It’s about tapes, hi-frequencies, sons trouvés, abstract synths, rudimentary vocal poetry and open concepts, but also about playing chess, obsession with concrete details of reality and chasing spectral phenomenae. Sometimes Beyt al tapes uses worn out bed sheets to make a point. New album, You are now Entering Zimbabwe, is due out on KERM records, who released also stuff by Köhn, Brecht Ameel, Moniek Darge, Godfried Willem Raes (of logos) and many more.