Thursday 2nd March at the Rossi Bar: Ascsoms / Jo Thomas / Simon James

Ascsoms: Sound materials balancing atop a foundation of musique concrete
Jo Thomas: Voice, glitch, field recordings & synthesis
Simon James: Phantom Sounds from South of Shoreham Port

Adam Wimbush’s solo project Ascsoms is an ever evolving sound world formed from semi-improvisatory performance, signal processing systems and experiments with analogue equipment, tape players, loopers, field recordings, miscellaneous electronics, toys and a rotating cast of effects pedals. Sounds emerge and disintegrate, drone blankets shimmer, this is post-ambient music for derelict dreams.

Jo Thomas will be performing a series of electronic glitch landscapes. Her electronic work is bold, vast and sometimes delicate. Jo Thomas lives and works as a musician and composer in London. She publishes under her own imprint Soft Apple. Her work is available through Entracte , Tapeworm. Naxos, NMC Recordings and Ty Cerdd.

Simon James: “Over two years of listening and recording around Shoreham Port I’ve had many experiences of what I describe as Phantom Sounds. They are fleeting, carried on the wind,  dissipating the moment I turn my attention to them, leaving me to wonder if they were real or imagined.   I’ll share extracts from my collection of field recordings and the Buchla Electric Music Box will provide the phantoms. This is a first public sharing of part of an ambitious large scale project focussed on the area around Shoreham Port, which sits just over the road from my house.”

Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.

The Rossi Bar is a small grade II building, and they are restricted with how they can improve access for anyone with mobility issues. The live music venue is located in the basement, which can only be accessed by a short spiral staircase. More accessibility information and images of the venue are in this document:

“The Spirit of Gravity: making experimental music a threat again – since 2001”

Thursday 2nd March 2023 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA