Tuesday 14 February 2017, 7.30pm
David Burraston (aka NYZ, Dave Noyze, Noyzelab, Bryen Telko) is an award winning artist/scientist working in the areas of technology and electronic music since the late 1970s. His experimental arts practice encompasses field recording, landscape-scale sound art, chaos/complexity, sound synthesis and electronic music. He performs, lectures, conducts workshops and creates art installations in Regional NSW and around the world. David also designs and builds sound synthesizers based on his theories of chaos/complexity science.
YOKE II is the second in an ongoing series of recordings on Earshots Recordings, presenting a complete, unabridged documentation of John Edwards & Tom Wheatley’s work together - two radical double bass players, both living in London. This will be their third concert. Their previous work can be heard here - https://earshots.bandcamp.com
David is currently engaged in a Regional Arts Fellowship. This Regional Arts Fellowship is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.
David Burraston's highly original form of experimental research music appears on numerous cult labels such as ALKU (in collaboration with Russell Haswell), Important Records/Cassauna, Taiga, CPU/Computer Club, .Meds, Cataclyst, Engraved Glass, Feral Tapes, Tochnit Aleph, Gamma Mine, Beta Bodega Coalition, Sevcom Edition and featured in The Wire Magazine's Below The Radar series.
David has worked with many diverse collaborators such as Aphex Twin, William Barton, Alan Lamb, Chris Watson, Russell Haswell, Robin Fox, Oren Ambarchi, Sarah Last, Cat Hope, Garry Bradbury, MIT Media Lab and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2014 he independently published the legendary "SYROBONKERS!", the most technical and in-depth interview ever given by Aphex Twin.
His 2006 PhD thesis (Generative Music & Cellular Automata) developed and applied fundamental new concepts, arising out of generative music practice, to a key problem in complex systems. This has served as a foundation methodology for creative practice and complex systems
research. He is also a peer-reviewer for the MIT Press journals Leonardo Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Journal and
on the editorial board of Leonardo Transactions. His current work is aimed at tackling more key questions in complex systems from a creative practice perspective, drawing inspiration from natural and artificial complex systems
David is a founding member of the Electronic Music Foundation Institute (www.emf.org). He was part of the team that designed and built long wire installations at The WIRED Lab and is a member of the Board of Directors (www.wiredlab.org). He has been operating Noyzelab as an independent art/science music studio since 1981 (www.noyzelab.com) and to the surprise of many is even on twitter @noyzelab
Tom Wheatley plays double bass:
- with Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger – HEBRONIX
- and electric bass with Seymour Wright & Billy Steiger – CYNTHIA
- with John Edwards – YOKE
- with Mark Sanders & Yoni Silver – NAX/XUS
- with Grundik Kasyansky & Yoni Silver – DENIS D'OR
and in other emergent and/or ancillary groupings.
Tom Wheatley lives in London.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
Andie Brown began playing music as a bass player in her teens, working with a number of bands over the course of the following two decades. In 2007 Andie began performing and recording as a solo artist under the name These Feathers Have Plumes. Over the last decade, Andie has been experimenting with glass and electronics, creating what she has termed an “augmented glass harp”. Elsewhere, Andie has enjoyed collaborating with a diverse range of artists including Sophie Cooper, Joincey, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Kelly Jayne Jones, Phil Julian, Piotr Kurek and Adam Bohman but most often with Sharon Gal in the duo Mami Wata. In 2017, Andie was nominated for the PRSF Oram Awards. She has recently relocated from London to West Yorkshire where she is currently undertaking a Masters by Research in Music at the University of Huddersfield.
Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990’s principally working with modular electronic devices and computers. Releases have appeared on labels including Entr'acte, Harbinger Sound and The Tapeworm with regular solo and collaborative live performances in the UK and Europe.