Monday 24 October 2016, 8pm

Earshots Recordings: KILT + S.T.E.P.S

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Launch night for KILT's new release 'Electroacoustic Improvisations' on Earshots Recordings.

Earshots Recordings is a new label from London. It was created alongside our ongoing concert series that focuses on improvised music and field recording works.


Lucas Ikeda Kordik

“A finely detailed and expressive group that is both elegant and eloquent. All aspects of sound production are scrutinised and employed as valid musical material which in turn gives an immersive and complete listening experience.” – John Russell

KILT is Ken Ikeda (synthesiser), Edward Lucas (trombone) and Daniel Kordik (synthesiser) a new free improvising electroacoustic trio from London exploring the territories filled by their bodies and slowly evolving sound waves generated by a trombone and two synthesisers.

Ken Ikeda
He is a composer and performer, born in Tokyo. He has exhibited sound art and visual installations around the world, and has worked with John Russell, Eddie Prevost, Paul G. Smyth, Alex Ward, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetsuji Akiyama and many other improvising musicians; He has collaborated with, amongst others, painter Tadanoori Yokoo, artist Mariko Mori, Hiroshi Sugimoto; and composed and recorded for film maker David Lynch.

Edward Lucas
Improvising tromboninst, co-runs the Earshots label and concert series with Daniel Kordik. They have a long standing trombone and synth duo: Kordik / Lucas.

Daniel Kordik
Born in Bratislava & based in London. Weaving a thread around electronic and improvised music, Kordik works mainly as an improviser, music collaborator, field recordist and a regular member of the duo Jamka. He plays regularly in an improvised duo with the trombonist Edward Lucas with whom he co-runs Earshots record label.


esw is from and based in London. Her writing is mud-swelling, realising her own multiself/female vernacular, addressing modes of instinctual synasthetic response to sound & listening, deconstructing the technologies of communication - the visual listen, the written listen, and the statics, simulacra and limits of the written form. esw has one book 'Whilst Listening in Paris and London', and one open collection of writing: 'esw' which has no fixed content.


Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright lives in London. His practice is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential. This is an on-going, rigorous and exhaustive exploration of imaginations, instrument, spaces and strucutures. The energy of this learning is applied to various collaborations and contexts to access/share what he has called the ‘awkward wealth of investigation’.

His solo work is documented on three widely acclaimed self-released collections Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017).

His current collaborations include: abaria with Ute Kanngiesser; a duet with Crystabel Riley; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; The Experimental Library with Evie Ward; XT with Paul Abbott; lll人 with Daichi Yoshikawa and Paul Abbott, a 'new jazz' trio with John Chantler and Steve Noble; an on-going inter-textual quartet with Paul Abbott, Cara Tolmie and Will Holder; a trans-atlantic duet with Anne Guthrie, and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg's Atlas Mnemosyne. Bits of his writing has been published in C//A, Sound American and The Wire.

Photo by Steve Gullick