Thursday 25 January 2018, 7.30pm
Having begun his recording career by working on David Lynch's ‘Dune’ with his brother Brian, BAFTA nominated Roger Eno has heard his music appear in such films as Danny Boyle's multi award winning ‘Trainspotting’, Adrian Lynes ‘9 1/2 Weeks’ and John Maybury's ‘The Jacket’.
Having decided very early on in his career to concentrate on music which creates atmosphere rather than dominates, Roger Eno's output is found to be ideal for visuals - his work in the theatre testifies to this, having been selected by Trevor Nunn to compose music for that director's highly acclaimed production of Harold Pinter's ‘Betrayal’ at the National Theatre, London.
When in concert, Eno makes us of 'visual backdrops' to his hauntingly sparse piano pieces, creating a seductive blend of moods which envelope the listener/viewer. In his installations he uses a chance method of composition, creating through a very simple process an ever changing musical texture, He has exhinited such work at Tate Britain, Aldeburgh Fringe Festival and Kosice Festival in Slovakia, a Nocturnal Museum and isolated Medieval Churches.
In his role as band member, Roger Eno has shared the stage with such luminaries as Lou Reed, Jarvis Cocker, MAcy Gray, Shane McGowen, Marianne Faithfull and Beck. He has recorded with the likes of David Gilmour, Peter Hammill and Tim Robbins, for whom he acts as musical director when touring.
Dom Theobald is a digital artist and painter. In between his own solo work, he has been collaborating on installations and live concerts with pianist/composer Roger Eno. Early on, both decided to specialise in working in unusual or overlooked venues- medieval East Anglian churches, a Genoese palace, post-industrial spaces, as well more the more orthodox Tate Britain and the Royal Festival Hall. Theobald designs sequences of imagery, sometimes still, sometimes animated, providing either a focal point or a backdrop- depending on the viewer/listeners’ concentration point- to Eno’s live work. Both artists consider their collaborations as complimentary to their own individual disciplines.
Stills from Theobald’s sequences.
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.