7pm (7.30pm start) - 10:30pm
Admission £7.50 adv / £10 on the door
Muckle Mouth presents
Al Fresco (Lia Mazzari, Sholto Dobie & Tom White)
Muckle Mouth is back with a night at the nexus of improvisation, noise, composition and experimental electronic music. First off, solo sets from cellist La Brute & Compile, based out of Brooklyn and Queens NY respectively. Add to that a solo set from Sam Weaver, founder of highly excellent Manchester based label Cusp Editions and Al Fresco, a newly formed constellation of London-based artists Lia Mazzari, Sholto Dobie & Tom White.
La Brute & Compile scored Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil’s “radical political thriller” Empty Metal, which has it’s London premiere at Tate Modern on March 13th 2019, more information can be found here.
La Brute is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as jazz, contemporary classical, noise, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. The New York Times has described her work as “steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities”. Driven by a fierce interest in pure sound and inherent texture, Leila challenges conventional cello practice through extreme extended techniques and amplification methods. Her composed works frequently incorporate sound-spatialization by way of site-specific pieces and multichannel installations. La Brute is also a dedicated and active improvisor, having performed with a wide variety of artists such as Marina Rosenfeld, Zeena Parkins, Thurston Moore, Toshimaru Nakamura, Kim Gordon, Eli Kezsler, Bill Nace, Chris Corsano, Nate Wooley, Lee Ranaldo, C. Spencer Yeh, and SENYAWA to name a few.
In 2018, La Brute received composer commissions from the French Embassy, The Kitchen, the French Alliance, and LAMPO (Chicago). She was Composition Fellow at the McDowell Colony (2017), and an artist in residence at Issue Project Room (2016), Harvestworks (2015) and the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2013). As an educator, she has conducted lectures and workshops internationally at the Stockholm Academy of Music, the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, and Bard College. Venues who've showcased her work include The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, Lincoln Center, Cafe Oto (London), Le Guess Who? (Utrecht), Edition Festival (Stockholm), KRAAK Festival (Brussels), All Ears Festival (Oslo), Ausland (Berlin) and Ftarri (Tokyo).
Compile is an experimental musician based out of Queens, NY. He has been curating the Metropolitan Audio Pain Source (http://fieldworklabel.blogspot.com/2017/06/metropolitan-audio-pain-source-iv.html) and Compiled Live series’ in NYC since his late teen years.
Starting in 2016, his most active media outlet has been through the Group Compile Global Corporation, performing and releasing audiovisual works as Compile and G/N/O.
His work is largely composed of synthetic sounds, made using an extensive environment of analog and digital electronics, oftentimes engineering and utilizing instruments of his own creation. Thematically, the majority of his works reflect the dualistic relationship of media and consciousness, normally portraying a melancholic phenomenology of media technology.
Together with La Brute, Compile recorded the score for Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil’s Empty Metal, offering a sonically adjacent component to their paranoiac assessment of life in the age of digital surveillance. (https://emptymetal.com/trailer)
When not in the studio, Doug can be found most commonly in a warehouse in Queens, soldering and manufacturing electronic instruments for Death By Audio Effects.
Sam Weaver is a composer and sound artist whom uses the studio as a laboratory for sonic investigation and production. He is often re-routing instruments into abstraction and deliberately misusing his equipment: the Hordjik analogue modular synthesizer.
He is one half of London outfit Hungryghost, and has recorded and performed with Charles Hayward, Danny Saul, Ecka Mordecai, Otto Wilberg, Rachel Goodyear, Konstrukt, Tombed Visions, Gnod and Kevin Drumm. His music exists between acousmatic music, free improvisation and experimental electronics, seeking to explore dynamics of sonic harmony and chaos. His is one of three directors facilitating ‘Sine’s & Squares’ festival in association with NOVARS Research Centre, (University of Manchester).
Al Fresco is
Lia Mazzari lives and works in London since 2011. Her work encompasses sound, text, and performance. She is the founder of Silver Road, a non-profit arts organisation devoted to site-specific and interdisciplinary performance and music. In her musical practice she uses cello, whip, text and other tangible objects.
Tom White lives and works in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. He has exhibited and performed internationally and published many sound works since 2009 (Vitrine, Chocolate Monk, My Dance the Skull, Alien Passengers). In 2014 he won the British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his piece Public Address, commissioned by the South London Gallery. Performance credits include appearances at NZZN Festival, Rotterdam; Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton; Ende Tymes Festival, New York; Poesia Carnosa Festival, Rome; Spoken Weird, Whitechapel Gallery; MK Gallery; South London Gallery; Café OTO (with Graham Dunning & John Macedo) and a recent UK duo tour with Maya Dunietz.
Sholto Dobie is an artist and performer living in London. He uses loose structures and and array of instruments including home-made organs and bagpipes, field recordings, guitar, concertina and anything else that comes to hand. His performances are personal and intuitive, often coming across as delicate, evocative, and absurd. He has presented solo performances at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Cafe OTO, Glasgow International and CCA, Glasgow. He has released music on Cosmovisión registros andinos and OtoRoku. He regularly collaborates with Ben Pritchard, and has played in combinations with Ashley Paul, Mark Harwood, Lia Mazzari, United Bible Studies, Billy Steiger and Ivor Kallin.
He is also runs the event series Muckle Mouth which he founded in 2014 and co-curates at The Horse Hospital in London.