MONDAY 25 MAY 2015, 8PM
First show of a two day residency from the fantastic Spanish group, LCDD (Los Caballos de Düsseldorf). Hailing from Madrid, LCDD are an open group with no fixed line-up – performing using their own instruments created using electronic circuits taken from toys, resulting in a gleefully unhinged and inspired sound that’s all their own.
Associated with Spanish experimental labels such as Alehop! or Afeite al Perro, LCDD have released three LPs and one cassette tape. LCDD regularly participate in exhibitions and teach circuit-bending workshops using Nettle Soup as their guide.
LCDD (Los Caballos De Du?sseldorf) is an open group from Madrid, Spain, that perform with their own instruments created using electronic circuits from toys. Drawing on artist Olaf Ladousse’s background as an industrial designer, they call these doorag, in tribute to the inspiring duo from Arizona.
LCDD have toured throughout Europe, Japan, USA and Mexico performing at festivals such as Sonic Protest in Paris, Bent Festival at the Silent Barn in NYC, Art Basel in Switzerland, at Le Dernier Cri’s Vendetta Festival in Marseille and venues ranging from Pudel in Hamburg, SuperDeluxe in Tokyo to the Antique Toy Museum (MUJAM) in Mexico City.
Associated with Spanish experimental labels such as Alehop! or Afeite al Perro, they have released three LPs and one cassette tape. LCDD regularly participate in exhibitions and teach circuit-bending workshops using Nettle Soup as their guide.
Laurent Fairon is a French blogger and record collector based in Paris who has been providing ‘reassessed aural delicacies’ for five years viaContinuo. Inspired by rare and forgotten music posted on obscure blogs all over the world, Laurent Fairon has also been writing informative and augmented posts to re-acquaint listeners with the original context of the works he shares. After documenting the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine, Continuo was approached by UbuWeb who partnered with him to archive the series and some of his other posts, sometimes failing to mention the original writer, though.
Continuo’s Documents, with a focus on visual music and streamable sound files, is Continuo’s most recent iteration.
Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist based in the UK. She has exhibited and performed all over the world charming audiences with her inventive works of mechanical bricolage. In 2014 she received the Arts Foundation prize for Experimental Music. She co-curates the event series ‘Sculpture’ with David Toop and has collaborated with Miki Yui, David Cunningham, Phill Niblock, Pierre Berthet and many others.
Clive Bell is a musician, composer and writer with a specialist interest in the shakuhachi, khene (Thai mouth organ) and other East Asian wind instruments. He has travelled extensively in Japan (where he studied shakuhachi with the master Kohachiro Miyata), Thailand, Laos and Bali, researching music and meeting local practitioners. He currently tours with UK-based Japanese drumming group Taiko Meantime, and joins koto and shamisen players to perform the Japanese classical repertoire. He toured for over a decade with Jah Wobble, including shows at Ronnie Scott’s and the Glastonbury Festival.
Clive is the shakuhachi player on Karl Jenkins’s album Requiem on EMI Classics, the final two Harry Potter movies, and the Hobbit. His shakuhachi playing has been featured live on Radio 3’s Late Junction and In Tune. In 2013 at the BFI, Sylvia Hallett and Clive Bell performed a live soundtrack for Walk Cheerfully, Yasujiro Ozu’s 1930 comedy gangster movie.
Clive Bell has a substantial recording history as both a solo artist (his solo album, Shakuhachi: The Japanese Flute was reissued in 2005 by ARC Records) and as a composer for film, TV and theatrical productions (Complicite, Kazuko Hohki, IOU, Whalley Range Allstars). Jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima, Jaki Liebezeit, David Sylvian, David Toop, Jochen Irmler of Faust and Bill Laswell number among Clive Bell’s collaborators. Based in London, he writes regularly for the music monthly The Wire.