John Lely joins us from Bath, UK to perform works of his (Desk Bells, White Noise Machine, Parsons Code, Distance Learning), James Saunders (imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent), and Laurence Crane (Bobby J.) with local musicians including members from the experimental music workshop.
Experimental Music Workshop:
Archie Carey, Carmina Escobar, Paul Fraser, Joaquin Gallegos, Mari Garrett, Robert Holliday, Michele Horvath, Luci Kagaya, James Klopfleisch, Kwan-Fai Lam, Max Mendoza, Michael Pisaro, David Rhodes, Dorothy Robbins, Gary Schultz, Sepand Shahab, Emi Tamura, Stephen Touchton, Victor Vossler, Colin Wambsgans, Paul West, Ben Zimmerman
John Lely Bio:
John Lely is a composer and performer based in the UK. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London with Roger Redgate and John Tilbury, and privately with Michael Parsons. In 2007 he was a resident composer at Ostrava New Music Days. His music has been featured internationally at festivals such as MaerzMusik, Ultima, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cutting Edge and Open Sound Systems (Tate Modern, London). Broadcasts have included BBC 4 Television, BBC Radio 3, DeutschlandRadio and Resonance FM. He performs in various groups including Apartment House, LelyWhite (electronic chamber music with composer John White) and the ever-populous 9! with Eddie Prévost. Three improvised CDs are available through Matchless Recordings. Alongside composers Tim Parkinson and Markus Trunk, he co-curates the annual Music We'd Like to Hear concert series. From 2007-8 he was responsible for the digitisation of the Daphne Oram Collection at Goldsmiths College. John is currently working on 'Words and Music', a two-year AHRC funded research project about text scores, housed at Bath Spa University. He also teaches a course in experimental sound at Chelsea College of Arts. Hobbies include cooking and quantity surveillance.
Laurence Crane Bio:
James Saunders Bio:
James Saunders is a composer and has been working on an extended modular composition, #[unassigned], since 2000. He performs in the duo Parkinson Saunders, and with Apartment House. He is Head of the Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University. See www.james-saunders.com for more information.
a note about James Saunder's piece:
imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent (2009) is for ten players, each with a coffee cup and five different surfaces. Players draw their cup across their surfaces as a means of sounding them, through a sequence of timed actions. The piece is part of the series divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole (2009- ) and was written for Michael Pisaro. (-James Saunders)