Tuesday 10 January 2017, 7.30pm
A concert of people who decided to form groups with Adam and Jonathan Bohman. Some of them are now dead, but they have still agreed to play just this once - exclusively and for one night only.
Jive Bunny roadkill + musique concrete.
Four Perfect Balls is a blend of speech, layers of multi-tracked free improvisation using unamplifi ed objects and modifi ed instruments, fi eld recordings and computer generated synthesis. Speech content is derived from a collage of original writing and Police Training Manuals, pulp potboilers, recipes, menus and information relating to the North Sea fi shing economy. These improvised interactions took place in the headphone soundstage rather than the live space. The edited results are pieces that self-subvert, gyrating between pulseless baroque pointillism, post-rock-ist incoherence and word beats. For almost 20 years Adam and Jonathan Bohman, Panos Ghikas and Richard Thomas have worked together, as live performers in the large ensemble The Bohman Extended Family as well as in other splinter
The Diastolic Murmurs (Adam Bohman and Richard Crow) formed themselves in 1985 during electro-acoustic research within Phillip Wachsmann's legendary Electronic Music Studio (now demolished) at the City Literary Institute, Keeley Street, London WC2.
Primarily their (pseudo-medical) aesthetic was to explore as fully as possible an inner visceral "occult" sound-world inherent in any given object or material (with a preference for the damaged, broken and discarded) and their extraction or autopsy with the use of ‘directly injected’ contact microphones. This was given full expression in "theatre of cruelty" style audio-visual performances they called Live Electronic Dissections and in numerous studio recordings that took place at the Institution of Rot in Finsbury Park, London and later released on highly prized limited edition cassettes.
The serious drama wing of Secluded Bronte, comprising Jonathan Bohman and Richard Thomas.
Paradigm's head man Clive Graham has agreed to supply some internecine sounds.