Bird On The Wire presents Tim Hecker & Merzbow / Gustafsson / Pandi Trio

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  • Monday 14th Apr 2014
  • 19:30 - 20:30

Bird On The Wire presents Tim Hecker & Merzbow / Gustafsson / Pandi Trio

Event sold out.

Bird On The Wire present a double bill featuring pioneers of the sound art scene.

Tim Hecker, a Canadian-based composer and sound artist, has spent the last decade inhabiting a unique intersection between noise, dissonance, and melody. The sound palette of his new album, Virgins, is wider, almost 'percussive' and tighter sounding than previous works, it employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers towards an effort at doing what digital music does not do naturally—making music that is out of time, out of tune and out of phase. www.sunblind.net

Merzbow / Gustafsson / Pandi Trio

If jazz, as the eminent critic Whitney Balliet once wrote, is the “sound of surprise,” Cuts, an intensely cathartic, fiercely turbulent collaboration between Japanese noise purveyor Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, is the “sound of shock and awe.” A sonic assault of epic proportions bringing to mind a marriage of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music and Coltrane’s Interstellar Space, with touches of Sonic Youth’s sonic mayhem thrown in for good measure. http://www.rarenoiserecords.com/merzbow-gustafsson-pandi

Doors 7.30pm, 18+