Elephant in the Room are
JAMES WOOD, guitar,effects
CLAYTON JACKSON, percussion, contact mics, treatments,
MILES DOUBLEDAY, synthesizers, keyboards;
PAUL CLARK, saxes; pedals, effects
Elephant In The Room play regularly together, sometimes with guests, sometimes with an audience - as individuals, and in different combinations of the group. They experiment with structured and free approaches to improvisation, graphic scores, and working with other creatives in spoken word, movement, film and image. Elephant have played on the same bill as many northern and national improvisers, and as individuals play in a range of contexts, collectives, orchestras, and bands.
Elephant In The Room are Lancaster based experimenters and improvisors, we welcome them to Liverpool.
The Blank Canvas Octet is a project exploring free improvisation in music in a large ensemble context. It explores ‘system 50:50` - where chess clocks are used to affect the complexity of the texture. It can result in small discreet sounds being heard rather than covered over, and deeper layers to be felt and expressed. An exciting project to participate in, to witness and to hear.
On system 50/50 one improviser commented “never experienced so much space in a large ensemble playing improv” - Charlie Collins Sheffield
PHIL MORTON, accidents and treatments
PETER JONES, guitar
RICHARD HARDING, guitar
MARTIN HACKETT, electronics
JULIA CADMAN, wind, reeds and voice
IAN SIMPSON, guitar
ANDREW LESLIE HOOKER, no input mixer
ROBIN MUSGROVE, percussion
The Venue: The Ship & Mitre, 130 Dale Street, Liverpool - Venue info
Blank Canvas concert series was launched in 2011 by Frakture. It now continous as a stand alone project, presenting concerts, supporting free improvisation on Merseyside and developing the The Blank Canvas octet. Blank Canvas is curated by the Phil Morton, Pete Jones and Robin Hartwell, it has an `open source` system of management and administration and new personnel and their ideas are welcome. Please make contact.
System 5050 for more information, just google it! `improvisers networks system 5050`