SEISMIC WAVES PRESENTS LEAFCUTTER JOHN + MANDELBROT SET
LONDON: Power Lunches Arts Cafe
MON 3RD DEC, 2012 Doors at 8pm
£5.00 – 42 tickets available
18 and over
Leafcutter John will be playing brand new written material after years of improvised sets, Mandelbrot Set will be appearing for the first time as a four piece.
Yorkshire come London lad, John Burton has graced the planet with his remarkable contributions to electronic, folk and experimental music since his primary explorations with an old computer, originally bought to write his Art School dissertation in 1998. Since then he has released 5 critically acclaimed albums which combine elements of music-concrete and electro-acoustic music with voice and guitar work more commonly found in folk music. He has performed his award winning work extensively throughout Europe and Australasia and has performed on BBC television and radio.
Most recently John composed the music for a major new production by Handspring, the pioneering puppetry company responsible for Warhorse which ran at the National Theatre before going on to the West End and Broadway. ‘Crow’ combines puppetry, dance, and music. It is based on the Crow poems by Ted Hughes and premiered at the 2012 London festival in May.
Mandelbrot Set is Keung Mandelbrot and Daniel Price. 10 fingers, 4 hands, 6 strings, 1 drum set and a plethora of pedals creating a massive pulsing noise that resonates between harmony and dischord. Combining influences from David Pajo’s seminal ‘M’ project, the micro loops of Steve Reich, to the density of Sunn O))’s bowel shaking sound, yet processed and shaped into the syntax and language of something altogether more electronic sounding.
An artist, composer and academically trained violinist. Her work encompasses sound installations, scores for dance, theatre and film. Since 2005 Lina has been making electronic/electroacoustic music, been part of the laptop quartet Twentytwentyone, and involved in the London improvised music scene – using her prepared or electronically manipulated violin.