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
Born and based in London, Andie began playing bass-guitar and from her mid-teens onwards worked with a number of bands. Whilst the bass remains her first love, Andie has been performing and recording as a solo-artist since 2007, under the name These Feathers Have Plumes, primarily working with glass and electronics.
Elsewhere, Andie performs and records in a duo with artist Sharon Gal. Additionally, Andie has collaborated live with a diverse range of artists, including Sophie Cooper & Joincey in Remedial Queen of England, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Phil Julian, Piotr Kurek and Adam Bohman. In 2015 Andie played in a percussion and glass ensemble, conducted by Steve Beresford for Christian Marclay at White Cube Gallery.
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.