Members

Angharad Davies is a violinist based in London. She is an active performer in contemporary, improvisation and experimental music both as a soloist and within ensembles. Violin studies with Charles-Andre Linale in Dusseldorf and Howard Davies in London have shaped and inspired her own teaching practice. Since making London her base in 2002 she has developed a specific approach to the violin, extending the sound possibilities of the instrument by attaching and applying objects to the strings or by sounding unexpected parts of the instrument’s body. She is dedicated to exploring and expanding sound production on the violin. www.angharaddavies.com

Patrick Farmer (b.1983) is a musician and sound artist working within improvisation, field recording, and composition. Commonly referred to as a percussionist, Farmer will often enlist the help of a drum or turntable to act as a resonator for natural materials or filtering field recordings. He has performed throughout Europe and America, including concerts at the ICA, Stockholm National Gallery, and The Radiator Festival. He has recently spent time as artist in residence at Q-O2 in Belgium and MOKS in Estonia. www.ideasattachedtoobjects.blogspot.com

Bruno Guastalla is a violin maker and restorer and also a musician www.brunoguastalla.net

Artist, composer and performer Sarah Hughes produces work that explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, often moving between sculpture, installation, composition and music. Hughes is the co-founder of Compost and Height, a curatorial platform that focuses on new music and composition. She is also co-editor of the new music journal, Wolf Notes, and co-founder of BORE, a publication dedicated to experimental text-based and graphic scores. Hughes’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including at Supplement, London; V22, London; Sydney Non Objective, Australia; Oriel Davies, Wales; Center for New Music, San Francisco; Constellation, Chicago and The Wulf, Los Angeles. Hughes is currently Composer-in-Residence at South London Gallery. www.sarahhughes.org www.compostandheight.com

Dominic Lash is a freely improvising double bassist, although his activities also range much more widely. Based in Oxford, he has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad (in duo and quartet formations), Joe Morris (trio and quartet), Evan Parker (duo, quartet and large ensemble) and the late Steve Reid. His current projects include The Dominic Lash Trio, The Set Ensemble (an experimental music group focused on the work of the Wandelweiser collective), The Convergence Quartet, a trio with John Butcher and John Russell and duos with Patrick Farmer and with Nate Wooley. www.dominiclash.co.uk

Tim Parkinson (b.1973) is an independent composer, based in London, UK since 1997.  Music has been written for various groups and ensembles including Apartment House, Reservoir, London Sinfonietta, [rout], Chroma; and for various instrumentalists including Stephen Altoft, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt, Anton Lukoszevieze, Tanja Masanti, Andrew Sparling, Craig Shepard, Philip Thomas, Stefan Thut. Music has been performed in UK, Europe, USA, Armenia, New Zealand, Japan. He is also active as pianist and performer, both independently and also by invitation, having been an occasional performer with Apartment House, and Plus-Minus, and having performed in the UK in venues such as Tate Modern, Barbican, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and further afield in Europe, and South America.  Independently he has curated, presented and performed many concerts, forming working relationships with musicians without intention of forming an ensemble. Since 2003 has been regularly performing with composer James Saunders in the lo-fi electronics, auxiliary instrument and any-sound-producing-means duo Parkinson Saunders. In 2005 launched the yearly London based concert series, “Music We’d Like to Hear” (www.musicwedliketohear.com) with composers John Lely and Markus Trunk. He studied at Worcester College, Oxford, studied privately with Kevin Volans in Dublin, and in 2001 he participated in the Ostrava New Music Days, attending seminars with Petr Kotik, Alvin Lucier, Zsolt Nagy and Christian Wolff.

Samuel Rodgers is a musician and artist working across improvisation, composition, performance and installation. He works with electronics: exploring amplification, feedback and phonography; as well as playing piano. His approach is often characterised by restraint, tending toward silence and sounds on the threshold of perception; sounds in relation to space and the surrounding environment. Samuel has performed across the UK and in Europe, and has recordings published by Another Timbre, Cathnor, Organized Music from Thessaloniki, Copy for Your Records and Notice Recordings. He is a member of the Set Ensemble and co-curates the Consumer Waste record label. He holds a Masters Degree in Time-Based Art Practices from Dartington College of Arts where he also studied BA Music Composition. samuelrodgers.info / consumerwaste.org.uk

David Stent is an artist, writer and performer working with text, image and collaborative practices. He has recently initiated a long-term publishing project, ‘The Müleskinders: A Prototype Publication’, at London’s Banner Repeater and is conducting an ongoing series of collaborative residencies under the title of ‘Writing as Occupation’. Other recent publications include ‘A Fingertip on Black Bulb’ at Compost and Height and ‘The Depiction of Dissemination’, an essay published to accompany the New Perspectives on Joseph Wright conference at the University of Derby. He holds a PhD from the University of Reading and is currently Head of Visual Arts at West Dean College. http://skurrilsteer.wordpress.com

Paul Whitty is a Composer and Sound Artist whose work has found its way into spaces and contexts as diverse as the Mecca State Bingo Hall in Kilburn, London; Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge; the office of Beaconsfield art gallery in Vauxhall; the freezer compartment of a fridge in Romford, Essex; Nightclubs in Hackney and Huddersfield; and Vauxhall Cross Gyratory in Central London. Recently Paul has been engaged in a series of interventions in pre- existing contexts – re-reading, re-organising, re-categorising, re- distributing and re-sounding the materials that are found there. These contexts can be scores, actual physical sites or inst

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