Apocalypse Donut Vendors: A mesmeric maelstrom of feedback. A duo or possibly a mono appearance of this highly rated electronic act.
Octabeast album launch: Intense minimalist analogue improvisation. Intense minimalist analogue composition. Not for 5 hours, though, this time. For this show, Andrew will be performing his final edition to the Octabeast series “Octabeast; a Last Will and Tentacle”. Prominently featuring the mighty Casiotone MT400 and a collection of his garish psychedelic/baroque collage images.
Duck Duck Rabbit
Trio of electronic and acoustic improvisors with field recordings, last seen whipping up a storm at The Scope.
This month’s event showcases the latest release on the Spirit of Gravity label, featuring another memorable live performance – that of Andrew Greaves’ focused and intense rendition of Octabeast, as seen and heard at the Terry Riley 80th Birthday celebration at the One Church, Brighton on 27 June 2015.
This ‘Ethiopian Dervish’ version of Octabeast was based on a series of Ethiopian 5 note scales; the shadow of Terry Riley may be detected in the use of a delay-laded combo organ sound. There is a hint too of famous Riley compositions, such as ‘A Rainbow In Curved Air’, as well as nods to other influential improvising organists like Mike Ratledge, Alice Coltrane, Larry Young and the great Ethiopian players Hailu Mercia and Mulatu Astatke.
The piece was framed as a shorter preview of the longer (5 hours), gallery version later performed by Andrew in October 2016. The album is available for audition and as a pay-what-you want download on the label’s page:
Thursday 6th April 2017 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
@ The Green Door Store
Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ Brighton
COMING SOON: Delia Derbyshire’s 80th birthday, featuring Roshi feat. Pars Radio / Karen Constance / Lorah Pierre White