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Dear Friends,

I'm hosting a new radio program The Fog, (named in honour of the late

Mark Lawton for his work as an experimental artist and his

contribution at SHMU) dedicated to experimental music. The program is

hosted by Station House Media Unit (who on Oct. 20th received their FM

license). The broadcasting area is local to

Aberdeen, but you'll be able to hear it on line here as well:

http://www.shmu.org.uk/shmufm.m3u

I'll be featuring interviews and live sessions with visiting artists

that I host, as well as music by artists who submit new works from

around the world. The first program ran last night Oct 21st and featured

Mark's posthumous release The Fog in its entirety. I'll be sorting out a 'listen again' function even if it's from my own site.

Upcoming programs feature David Revill and his work with John Cage, and several other

interviews and sessions with visiting artists.

I accept submissions for anyone interested in getting work on air, but it must be experimental in nature. No guarantees, but if it fits the program I'll try to play it.

Send cds (clearly marked with artist's name and email/website) and

description to: Bill Thompson, 34 Bridge St, 2nd Floor, Aberdeen,

AB116JN...Sorry can't return 'em, and please make sure your package

will fit through a mail slot. No guarantees but I'll do my best to

play as much as fits the program, and each individual show. We're

looking for experimental music, sound art, improv, etc.

Here's the blurb:

The Fog

Dedicated to exploring the hazy realms of experimental music, this 2

hour weekly program focuses on sound art and experimental music from

the past, present, and near future. Interviews, live studio sessions,

underground detritus, found recordings, live electronics, field

recordings, and even an occasional blues track will find themselves

blurred together by prof_lofi into a mixed bag of the bizarre.

Sundays 10pm to Midnight. SHMUFM: http://www.shmu.org.uk/shmufm.m3u

or in Aberdeen on 99.8 FM

and also, a few other bits:

Just a quick invitation to a very special event this Tuesday at

Peacock Visual Arts. We are very excited to host Jack Write, well

known saxophonist from the States who has received fantastic reviews

on both sides of the pond. If you like free, adventurous improv, DO

NOT miss this gig as it's one to remember. His full bio and reviews

are posted below. Doors open at 7pm, sound at 7:30, donations of 3 to

5 pounds accepted at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Support is likely but not confirmed----so don't be late :)

and.....

Also a few, quick 'by the ways':

Don't miss these upcoming gigs as part of Sound:

Nov 9th:

Paella is a new music percussion ensemble combining traditional

percussion instruments with found objects. The ensemble includes

Patrick Keenan, Len Wiltshire, and Kris Elliot, joined occasionally by

Bill Thompson. Performing works by John Cage, as well as premiering

works by David Revill, Brent Fariss, and Travis Weller, the group

seeks to explore the horizons of experimental music opened by Cage and

others.

(Paella has been generously supported by SOUND, The Lemon Tree, and

local community centers)

Friday 9 November 2007, 7.45pm

Picture Gallery, University of Aberdeen, Marischal College, Broad

Street, Aberdeen

Tickets: Admission free

s•o•u•n•d event - Paella - 09 November 2007 @ 7.45pm

and:

Nov 28th:

RHODRI DAVIES & MARK WASTELL+ support

Rhodri Davies, amplified harp and electronics, and Mark Wastell,

amplified textures, are the core members of Broken Consort. They have

been performing together in various groups since 1995. Through

combining acoustic and electronic instruments, they explore the nature

of space, silence, noise and electronic sound.

Wednesday 28 November 2007, 8pm

The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen

Tickets: 6

subject to booking fee

To book: 01224 642230 or The Lemon Tree - Live Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and more in Aberdeen

s•o•u•n•d event - Rhodri Davies & Mark Wastell, + support - 28 November 2007 @ 8pm

Thanks again...hope to see you at the gigs, or sense you listening

over the wire(less),

Bill

......

jack wright

Spring Garden Music

http://www.springgardenmusic.com/sounds.html

Over the past twenty-five years Jack Wright has been a bold

saxophonist, as well as an influential musical personality. Either on

tour or organizing the next one, he has played in virtually every

venue available to experimental improvised music in the US. He toured

in Europe extensively in the 1980's and began again on a regular basis

in 2000; in Europe, he is mostly based in Paris.

In 1982 Wright began Spring Garden Music as a vehicle for

organizing an improvisational music community, and as a label on which

he and his partners record. As a musical explorer, his music passes

through radical shifts of style and approach from one year to the

next, yet always somehow identifiable as his own. These days he is

playing mostly alto and soprano saxophones, in every possible

direction, sometimes barely recognizable as those instruments. He

lives in Easton Pennsylvania, which enables him to commute easily to

NYC and Phila.

"Raw, visceral, urgent, his music demands to be heard." The Wire, Dec. 2006

The Washington Post says, "In the rarefied, underground world of

experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king". And

a German publication, Bad Alchemy, had this to say of his solo:

"Wright does not make music, he embodies it, he transforms it with a

naivet of another order. It grows into a sound river, he is part of

the diaphragm through which the heterogeneous whispers."

Jack has over sixty partners around the US and in Europe with whom he

plays on his travels and records. Some of his recent partners in

Europe have been: Michel Doneda, soprano sax; Agnes Palier, vocalist;

Olivier Toutlemond, percussion; Fabrizio Spera, drums; Alberto Braida,

piano; Sebastien Cirotteau, trumpet; Marlene Jobstl, butoh dancer;

Pascal Battus, table guitar; Jean-Philippe Gross, electronics; Sharif

Sehnaoui, guitar; Christine Sehnaoui, alto sax; Stephane Rives,

soprano sax; Jean-luc Guionnet, alto sax; David Chiesa, double bass;

Michael Griener percussion and Sabine Vogel flute of Berlin; Le Quan

Ninh, percussion; Barre Philipps, double bass; Veryan Weston, piano,

and Phil Durrant, English laptop musician.

His most recent tours have been with Fabrizio Spera and Alberto Braida

in Italy (upcoming tour in Europe in fall 2007); with Agnes Palier

and Olivier Toutlemond in France-Switzerland-Germany (and a US tour in

spring 2007); a solo tour in Finland, Sweden, and Norway; with Michael

Johnsen, electronicist, in France, Holland, Belgium, etc., joined by

Sebastien Cirotteau; with Michel Doneda and NYC percussionist Tatsuya

Nakatani (From Between Trio) in Japan, France, and the US; with Wade

Matthews, bass cl, flute, electronics, in the US; with Carol Genetti,

and Jon Mueller (NomTom trio), in the US; Nate Wooley, trumpet, of NYC

in Europe; cellist Bob Marsh of the Bay area; Michael Griener and

Sabine Vogel of Berlin; Reuben Radding, NYC bassist; Phil Durrant, in

the US; and with trumpet player Tom Djll from Oakland and soprano sax

player Bhob Rainey on the West Coast.

He has recorded over 35 albums since 1982.

For a full bio, writings, sound files and list of recordings visit his

website: Spring Garden Music

feature article in Signal to Noise Magazine:

April 2003

2001 interview with John Berndt

Documentation and Discourse and also available in French

on here website, as published in Improjazz Jan/Feb. 2004)

--

news

soundasart : SoundasArt

'...of memory and dreams.' out now on 7hings

........................................................................

"The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin

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Just a quick invitation to a very special event this Tuesday at

Peacock Visual Arts. We are very excited to host Jack Write, well

known saxophonist from the States who has received fantastic reviews

on both sides of the pond. If you like free, adventurous improv, DO

NOT miss this gig as it's one to remember. His full bio and reviews

are posted below. Doors open at 7pm, sound at 7:30, donations of 3 to

5 pounds accepted at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Support is likely but not confirmed----so don't be late :)

I'm so glad i made this last night. wonderful performance & pleasantly surprised to find the Mickel Mass crew supporting as well :up:

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experimental music, and again!

I wondered what 'The Fog' was on the shmufm schedule. Sounds really interesting and a great tribute to Mark who was a fantastic guy.

hey thanks everybody for your support...aberdeen IS getting better for all types of music. and yeah, for those that showed up to the gig and also tuned in to the fog, i (and the artists) really appreciate it.

by the way, a great gig is coming up this friday at marischall museum at 730. the new found object percussion group paella is performing three premieres and a john cage piece. one of the pieces is written by john cage's biographer and all in all should be a great night (if you listened to the fog yesterday, it was david revill who we had on-that is cage's biographer)...so please feel very welcome...it's free!

also, don't forget we have a great show at the lemon tree on november 28th, the next burning harpsichord event (with rhodri davies and mark wastell) and possibly paella performing a new work of mine, and another surprise etc...so, come for that! (check the lemon tree listing...i'll get it on this site soon too! or check my site as well: www.billthmpson.org for details.)

talk soon,

bill

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