£10 ADVANCE/£12 ON THE DOOR
£10 ADVANCE/£12 ON THE DOOR
Muckle Mouth & The Dentist present:
A first time collaboration between Aine O’Dwyer and Angharad Davies, as well as a visit to London by Lebanese musician Bechir Saade, performing solo and revisiting his improvised duet for shakuhachi and ney with Clive Bell. To get the party started, Anton Lukoszevieze, founder of the contemporary music ensemble Apartment House, will perform a selection of solo works for cello.
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Muckle Mouth & The Dentist present
A first time duo between Welsh harpist Rhodri davies and Australian percussionist Will Guthrie, two musicians who have contributed a huge amount to Europe's underground, new music and improv worlds. Both phenomenal improvisers, alchemistic in their attention to sound, fearlessly experimental in their respective approaches - this is a rare chance to experience two of contemporary music's longstanding and experimental musicians in dialogue for the first time.
Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Swansea. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water and fire harp installations. His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, The Sealed Knot, a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson, Common Objects, Cranc, a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch, SLW and Apartment House. In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow. He also performs and researches contemporary music. New pieces for harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Christian Wolff, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Michael Pisaro, Carole Finer, Mieko Shiomi, Radu Malfatti and Yasunao Tone.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics.
He plays solo and in various projects such as THE AMES ROOM (with Jean-Luc Guionnet & Clayton Thomas) and THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE (with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Julien Desperez & Maxime Petit). His music has been released on labels such as Gaffer Records, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, 23five, Editions Mego, Ipecac, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.
While studying jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, alongside Ren Walters he started the weekly concert series 'Improvised Tuesdays', now known as the Make It Up Club and is Australia's longest running performance space dedicated to experimental and improvised musics. In Nantes, France he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organizes regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mail-order service; ANTBOY MUSIC.
Muckle Mouth and The Dentist present
Victor Herrero returning to The Dentist, this time with friend and collaborator, Asturian singer Lorena Alvarez making a UK debut. Their music is both playful, intuitive and respectively steeped in Spanish folk traditions. They will be joined by unique improviser and viola player Ivor Kallin from Glasgow.
Victor Herrero was introduced to music in his childhood while living in the famous monastery Franco erected in a mountain valley west of Madrid (El Valle de los Caídos). There he learned to sing Gregorian and Mozarabic chant under the guidance of Benedictine monks. As a teenager back in his hometown Toledo he formed a psych-rock outfit called ‘Cicely’, which grew into a popular Madrid-based band. The group lasted 8 years, after which Victor recorded and released an album of his solo piano compositions "Connotaciones para Piano" (Sello Autor - SGAE, 2006) under his old stage name “Victor Cicely”.
Shortly after this period, Victor met his wife the US artist Josephine Foster, and they began to collaborate and perform together in concert as well as in the recording studio. During the last couple years Victor has been involved in many different projects and journeys. Travelling, recording or playing with artists like Michael Gira, Keiji Haino, Luzmila Carpio, Baby Dee, Master Musicians of Joujouka, Vinicio Capossela, Sonny Simmons, Ed Askew, Arlt, Marisa Terzi, Alasdair Roberts, Eric Chenaux, Tomi Simatupang, Alex Neilson, Paz Lenchantin, Gyda Valtysdottir, Abdellah el Gourd, Michael Zerang, Nat Baldwin, Lorena Álvarez, Shahzad Ismaily, etc.
Lorena Álvarez is a singer/songwriter born and raised in San Antolin de Ibias, a small village in the north of Spain, where she first became acquainted with music from popular folklore groups. Through the radio and some cassettes, she became familiar with different musical styles like Spanish rhumba, contemporary pop and American singer songwriters (like her beloved Violeta Parra) to which her music is in debt.
After publishing “La Cinta” (Sones, 2011), her first LP “Anónimo” (Sones 2012), and the Dinamita E.P (Producciones Doradas, 2014), she has overstepped the fixed boundaries of popular Spanish music and placed them in new contexts, where tradition and contemporaneity fit together effortlessly.
“Halfway between folk-pop, traditional music from Asturias and a conscious punk attitude, “Anónimo” is the closest a Spanish artist will ever be to Jonathan Richman” Mondo Sonoro Magazine
Ivor Kallin grew up in Strathbungo in the south side of Glasgow a long time ago, moving to London in the late seventies. He is essentially an improviser, playing viola with string trio Barrel (www.hannahmarshall.net) and the London Improvisers Orchestra (both projects with CDs on Emanem), and also on a solo viola pibroch/improv digital release on Linear Obsessional. He also plays bass with Ya Basta,Glowering Figs and previously with the London Electric Guitar Orchestra (213 Records) and the Horseless Headmen (North Circular Records).
He has also been known to spout dreadful poetry as Ambrosia Rasputin on Resonance FM and in performance with various unsuspecting collaborators. He has worked with John Bisset to create a plethora of short, yet singular, films as 213TV (Youtube), and together released A Schlep from Strathbungo (213 Records) featuring guitar and aforementioned poetry on location in Glasgow.
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Muckle Mouth and The Dentist are pleased to present:
UK debut for French singer Léonore Boulanger, who combines chanson traditions, surrealistic ballads with sound objects and prepared instrumentation, alongside new trio Ebenezer and avantpop troubadour Howie Reeve from Glasgow.
Léonore Boulanger studied drama, experimental jazz improvisation and Persian music in Paris. She sings in French, German, improvises some unknown languages. Her work reflects her wide interest in African folk and in composers such as George Crumb, Teiji ito, Harry Partch and singer Meredith Monk. Along with the sometimes clear, sometimes onomatopoeic Léonore, JeanDaniel Botta and Laurent Series give life to partially self invented instruments and all sorts of collected objects. They bring the French and German languages into corkscrewshaped dances with rickety electricity.
As well as being Leonore’s debut in the UK, she will be presenting her third studio album Feigen Feigen released September 12th on Ana Ott and Le Saule.
"When Léonore Boulanger possesses the stage with her shamanic, nomad universe and bewitching chants and instruments, is it "chanson underground"? Might be, but this is for sure a nice experience that we are not used to"
Ebenezer are Joe Carvell, Emilio Reyes and Gabriel Bristoh, a trio of South London based musicians who found eachother through their mutual love of Darius Milhaud, Bach, Sun Ra, drinking tea and South London Portuguese cafe/bars.
They've been composing and improvising with eachother for over a year now. They've been talking about making a record one day.
Howie Reeve is an acoustic avantpop solo bass artist from Glasgow. His work with other well known faces in Glasgow‘s avantfolk, postpunk and free jazz scenes has made Reeve a linchpin of the city’s underground music scene. Having spent time in a number of acts like Shlebie and Tattie Toes, Howie decided to go it alone a couple of years back and has already toured throughout Europe and Japan and released two solo albums as well as a now sold out 7” with Minutemen bassist Mike Watt.
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The Dentist and Muckle Mouth are pleased to present
Alasdair Roberts & James Green
We are lucky to have Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts and multi-instrumentalist James Green of The Big Eyes Family Players, following the release of Plaint of Lapwing LP, their collaborative recording project; two years in the making and exquisitely materialised by Clay Pipe Music.
The pair will present, for the first time, the live incarnation of their playfully crafted, idiosyncratic music, which weaves sources as seemingly disparate as Bavarian traditional tunes, Greek mythology and 70's folk-rock, mostly accompanied by the airy melodies of Green's harmoniflute, a 19th century French instrument somewhere between a harmonium and an accordion.
Singer and fiddler Elle Osborne was raised amongst folk singers on the North Sea Coast of Lincolnshire. Inspired by the language and beauty of English folksong, Elle performs her own songs, as well as re-interpretations of traditional songs (many of which she nicked from her Dad). The Wire said, "There is a certain edge of the world starkness to her voice that blends magically with her English folk roots..."
Her stunning fourth album “It’s Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice”, features recurring collaborators Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson, and Mike Hastings of Trembling Bells.
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TIMINGS AS FOLLOWS
EARLY SHOW https://www.wegottickets.com/event/375249
Ell Osbourne First Set: 07:00 to 07:30
Alasdair Roberts/James Green First Set: 07:45 to 08:45
Elle Osbourne First Set: 09:00 to 09:30
Alasdair Roberts Second Set: 09:45 to 10:45