Immensely glad to welcome Powerdove aka Annie Lewandowski joined by Thomas Bonvalet and Chad Popple , performing their first full-band show in the UK. In this combination Annie’s songwriting is transformed into singular, arresting, and strange pop music, that sees graceful melodies set against raucous percussion arrangements; a music that “rumbles with immediate beauty and unsettling events”. They are joined by the awesome American composer / performer Ashley Paul, known for her tense, raw and delicate compositions, playfully combining introverted melodies, free-form song-like arrangements and an unadorned approach to improvisation.
Tickets £9 advance and £11 on the door
Advance tickets available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/416334
Annie Lewandowski is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist whose work has situated her between the worlds of improvisation and independent rock music.
As an improviser on the piano and accordion, she has recorded with Fred Frith, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Caroline Kraabel, Tim Feeney, CAGE, and Doublends, Vert, and performed with improvisers including Theresa Wong, Miya Masaoka, Chris Cutler, Chris Corsano, Evan Parker, Ellen Fullman, and Charles Hayward. As a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, Lewandowski has recorded with rock bands Emma Zunz, Xiu Xiu, The Curtains, Former Ghosts, William Ryan Fritch, and Hawnay Troof.
Her band Powerdove (with Thomas Bonvalet, Chad Popple and previously John Dieterich of Deerhoof) has released eight recordings and performed at festivals and venues across the United States and Europe.
Ashley Paul is an American performer and composer based in London. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation.
Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Rashad Becker, Nik Colk Void, Loren Connors, Heatsick, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Bass Clef, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler appearing on such labels as Important, PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.