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THE BURNING HARPSICHORD: Keith Rowe and Guests, June 11th, Lemon Tree

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Hi Everyone,

In case you haven't heard, the new experimental music series at the Lemon Tree has been dubbed "The Burning Harpsichord" and have we got a good one coming up for you next week!

The Burning Harpsichord presents:

Keith Rowe with guests Bennett Hogg and Noma

June 11th, at The Lemon Tree, doors 7:30/sound at 8pm, 6

Workshop with Keith Rowe same date/place at 2:30, 5

or 10 for both if paid for in advance.

Box office: 01224-642230

http://www.lemontree.org/

http://www.lemontree.org/music-keith-rowe.html

Keith Rowe visits Aberdeen again after last years SoundAsArt performance with Rajesh Mehta and Rohan de Saram. This year he'll be performing a solo set as well as giving a workshop and talk the same day as the show. (Bring An Instrument to the Workshop!) If you're unfamiliar with Rowe's work, he is THE progenitor for most of the experimental-table top electronics you hear today. A guitar laid flat on a table approached as a 'found object' forms the heart of his approach, and then Rowe combines this with everything from toothbrushes, fans, springs, credit cards, knives, laptops, bluetooth devices, and more to create sonically rich yet subtle textures. Check out the many links on google, such as this one: http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mrowe.html

Also performing will be Bennett Hogg and his posse from the Newcastle area. Bennett heads the improv course at Newcastle Uni and has played all over the world with various artists. He hosted myself and Patrick Keenan during the Atom tour earlier this year and we had a chance to play with some of Bennett's group and were well impressed! Think post-free-jazz, no post-improv-meets-noise, but still with an instrumental, response-based approach and you sort of can imagine how they work together. Using everything from hacked toys, samplers, laptops, oboe, clarinet and bass guitar, they discover new landscapes of sounds colliding and eliding together. Not to be missed!

And opening the evening will be another special treat, NOMA from Glasgow. NOMA (John Cromar) is active in the experimental scene in Glasgow playing with many underground groups such as Opaque, Sinister Waltz, Black Sun and Ww cat. Much in the character of our other guests, he uses everything from piano to household appliances with a particular taste for magnetic fields. Check out his myspace for more info: http://www.myspace.com/noma1

Thank you if you've made it this far. Please come down for the workshop and the show. If you're planning on doing the workshop, try to send me an email (billthompson@billthompson.org) so that I can plan for numbers..otherwise I'll just see you there.

Talk to you soon,

Bill

PS please pass this around if you know of anyone who might be interested.

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Reminder: THE BURNING HARPSICHORD: Kieth Rowe and Guests, June 11th, Lemon Tree

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder about the gig! Workshop at 230 (come early, bring a soundmaking thing) and gig at 7:30...and now NAMO opening...it's gonna be a great night!

Bill

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Hey everyone,

Just a reminder about the gig! Workshop at 230 (come early, bring a soundmaking thing) and gig at 7:30...and now NAMO opening...it's gonna be a great night!

Bill

Surely that's NOMA Bill? I'd recommend his new cd on Glasgows At War With False Noise label.

www.myspace.com/atwarwithfalsenoise

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It's today! Come on down for the workshop at about 210, starts at 230...bring an instrument or something to play...you don't have to be a virtuoso to participate! and then the gig is tonight, doors 730, music at 8...gonna be a good one!

Bill

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