Saturday 6 August 2016, 8pm
Following two sold-out performances with This Is Not This Heat earlier this year at Cafe Oto, guitarist Charles Bullen returns with a new improvising trio featuring multi instrumentalist Daniel O’Sullivan and drummer/percussionist Paul May.
Charles has shared his solo improvisations from earlier this year below. Thanks to Nosleep Nigel for mastering these - enjoy!
Paul May is a drummer and percussionist from London. Currently playing in psych-trance outfit Woven Entity, May has played in several mythical constellations within the London improvised music realm including Fourth Page (with Carolyn Hume and Pete Marsh), Ladywoodsman (with long-term ally Duke Garwood), Little Wet Horse (also featuring Garwood and Daniel Beban of Orchestra of Spheres) and Alexander Tucker’s Decomposed Orchestra.
Charles Bullen was a member of timeless pre/post-everything trio This Heat. He grew up in Liverpool and after moving to London in the early 70’s he formed the improvising duo Dolphin Logic with Charles Hayward, which later, with the addition of “non-musician” Gareth Williams, became This Heat. After releasing two seminal albums the band split in 1982 and Bullen made an album the following year under the name Lifetones focusing on repetition and a more syncopated dub influenced sound. Earlier this year, after a series of re-issues on Light In The Attic Records, Bullen and Hayward formed This Is Not This Heat, a group assembled to realise and re-imagine the music of This Heat with several musical luminaries from the London experimental music world including Daniel O’Sullivan, Alex Ward, James Sedwards, Alexis Taylor, Frank Byng, John Edwards and Oren Marshall.
Daniel O'Sullivan is a London based artist and multi-instrumentalist. Collaging a range of musical disciplines, O’Sullivan manipulates elements of free improvisation, drone, synth pop, avant-prog and psychedelic chamber music. Most notably writing, recording and touring extensively with Norwegian black-metal experimentalists, Ulver and his mutant songwriting collaboration with Alexander Tucker, Grumbling Fur. Alongside intermittent solo output as Mothlite he also leads improvised quartet Æthenor (with Stephen O’Malley, Steve Noble and Kristoffer Rygg) and has collaborated with a number of artists including 'continuous music' pioneer Charlemagne Palestine and English fine-artist Mark Titchner.