129 Chesterton Road
Sunday 4th May (May Day weekend)
Hear live extracts from this tour:
Mira Calix assembles her distinctive and hybridised
electronica largely from natural sources,
from sticks and stones to piano to abstracted traces
of her own voice, and after almost 10 years of
acclaimed DJ sets at events including SONAR 2000
and ATP 2003, recently made her live debut at the
RFH with the piece `Nunu' for a box of live crickets
box of live crickets and orchestra.
Her music binds these collected sound sources into
uneasy and often fragile melodic structures,
underpinned by shifting abstract electronic rhythmic structures
with similarities to Warp labelmates such as Autechre.
Her musical influences are wider-ranging than much abstract
electronica and include Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine.
She has previously collaborated with Mark Clifford of Seefeel
and has close links with Andrea Parker.
Originally from Durban, Mira Calix (aka Chantal Passamonte),
has lived in the UK for over 10 years, working first as
a photographer then in seminal London record shop
Ambient Soho where she started DJing. Not long after
joining Warp Records as a press officer she had a single
of her own material released and eventually made the
transition to full-time artist for the label.
+ warp visuals
Chris Clark released his debut LP Clarence Park
for Warp in 2001 while still a student in Bristol.
Since then he has been
gigging around Europe and refining his style.
Taking the complex but reflective drum'n'bass of
early Squarepusher (circa Feed Me Weird Things) he
effortlessly combines music-box lofi melodies with
electro beats, and possible other comparisons could
include Rephlex's Cylob.
A new EP Ceramics is The Bomb is out in May with a
new LP due out later this year.
Like Mira Calix, Ascoltare makes organic electronica.
Ascoltare (appropriately, the Italian meaning simply `to listen')
harvests samples from domestic, natural and working
environments as well as melodic piano and glockenspiel and
uses them alongside pure and impure electronic
sound to construct a precision structured electronica
with a sense of natural space.
Ascoltare's debut album release Visceral Vendor
is forthcoming on new Cambridge-based label Tripel.
Also showing is the new video for Please Let My Sick Head
Settle by Michele Ide-Smith.
logarhythm: electronic music consortium
This tour is the first organised by Logarhythm, a new electronic
music consortium set up to bring new electronic music to
a UK-wide audience by supporting tours and making connections
between small promoters nationwide. Upcoming Logarhythm tours
Bad Timing will be promoting include Rephlex and Mego.