Thursday August 4th – Doors 7pm – first act 7:30pm – £3 on the door
Open Circuit returns to Lanternhouse for another night of grass roots exploratory music on Thursday 4th August. We have this amazing line up coming your way:
Gagarin – Gagarin has been making music on the edges of the musical galaxy for many years in many guises. Currently he works alone crafting atmospheric digital soundscapes, sculpting future grooves and polishing aching melodies. He plays out live – an exciting mix of software precision and human frailty/spontaneity thats never the same twice.
Early adventures in cult Manchester band Ludus were followed by a sustained period playing and co-writing with the legendary Nico of the Velvet Underground. He’s since recorded and collaborated with John Cale, Suns of Arqa, Eric Random, David Thomas & Pere Ubu, Bill Pritchard, Cabaret Voltaire as well as many others and played at the Tabyck shamanist festival in Siberia, in castles in Scotland and France, festivals and clubs across the globe
Noise Research – alter-ego of UK Sound Artist / Musician Ian Simpson. Ian has been involved in the experimental / improvised music scene for many years and He has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance which has led to his involvement as a performer with The Frakture Big Band (Liverpool), Noise Club (Liverpool), Janx: The Gathering (Wirral), Gnod (Manchester) Aht-N (Cumbria) & Fonik (Warrington). He also actively organises and promotes performances in UK including the Pyramid Experimental Music Festival and Manchester based Electronic Organica Nights.
Deep Clutter – Deep Clutter are a trio of improvisers based around the North of England – They are: Steve Lewis (vocals), Mary Oliver (vocals) & Shaun Blezard (electronics). They are currently developing improvised work about place, belonging, family and mortality.
Andi Chapple – Andi is a sound artist based in Sedburgh, Cumbria.
He will be performing a development of a performance working with recordings made under a disused (but still very echoy) railway bridge on Jordan Lane, Middleton, near Sedbergh, looping them in real time, controlling them with a set of MIDI controller foot pedals made out of CD-Rs and piezoelectric pickups.
This event will also be streamed live on the internet at http://justin.tv/opencircuit so if you can’t make the show, watch it from the comfort of your own home.