The Spirit of Gravity presents the Scope XVIII
Return of the South American guitar processor
Fernando Perales, musician, performer, cinema critic and boxing trainer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971.
Starting in 1995, for almost 10 years, Fernando Perales was part of Reynols, the surrealist and experimental Argentinian cult band. With them he released more than 30 records and tracks on dozens of compilations for experimental and noise albums from USA, Europe and Japan.
Viva La Muerte is Fernando Perales´s solo project, based on free improvisation and on the non-semantic difference between noise and traditional musical sounds, using composition and execution techniques, working without a harmonic and melodic structure, focusing on exploring the timbric and material aspect of sound and noise. Viva La Muerte is a unipersonal orchestra, composed of guitars, tapes, contact mics, pieces of metal, garage tools, metal sheets and industrial matrix fallen into disuse, creating a mix of noise, drone and post-industrial minimalism.
New album ‘Nomenclature’ out now on Bandcamp:
New trio version of Baby. Will Miles on guitar and flute, Adam Bushell on Vibraphone and percussion, Alfie Weedon on double bass. New album on the Spirit of Gravity label, even though the line up is different. (Baby formerly known as Viv and Vole).
Static Memories with Will Miles
Gus Garside (double bass/electronics) has worked in a variety of musical settings – jazz, contemporary music, pop, cabaret, dance, theatre and, most importantly, improvised music where he has performed with many leading players. Gus formed arc in 1988 and their third album “the pursuit of happiness” was released on Emanem Records in 2009. He formed In Sand in 2004 and their first album Whatever came out mid 2008.
Gus is part of the Brighton Safehouse collective. He has collaborated with a wide range of improvising and contemporary music players and dancers and frequently works with laptop musicians and also performs solo.
“…where he differs from the average jazz bassist is in the range of sonorities he conjures from his instrument” Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
Dan Powell, (guitar, electronics, small percussion), began making sound for installation works in London in the mid 90′s and was involved in live arts group OMSK.
Since moving to Brighton in 2000 he has concentrated on experimental and improvised music. He is a member of Brighton based collective The Spirit of Gravity and has performed across the UK. Dan is also a member of free improv duo Nil with Chris Parfitt.
Will Miles is the founder of Baby and a well known local improvisor and musician. He generally plays flute and guitar
Andrew Greaves has an Electrocreche piece
Andrew Greaves is a musician and composer living in Brighton, last year he performed a piece written for Terry Riley’s birthday at the Lost Property event.
For tonight he has written a special piece based on the idea of collaborating with the Electrocreche.
The Electrocreche is something from very early in the history of The Spirit of Gravity, in order to avoid having someone inflict their record collection on the audience between acts, it was decided to bring down a collection of rubbish keyboards and toy instruments and let audience members loose on them. With Hilarious Consequences.
Plus Lissajous figure projections
Wednesday 20th January | 8.00pm – 11.00pm | Feed the piggy donations on the door please
@ The Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Rd, Brighton