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Thurston Moore, David Toop & Tania Chen will make explosive improvisations in the Great Hall for this evening performance.
Recently David Toop & Tania played at All Tomorrow's Parties and they had a blast, especially when David pressed the subwoofer, the ground shook...and he almost broke his slide guitar while Tania played a video and made some noises...Thurston Moore (from Sonic Youth) happened to be there and asked Tania to play a duo at his show at Cafe OTO 4 months later...then they all made a studio album together...and now their trio will play at Goldsmiths Great Hall, a place with strong experimental energy.
Advance tickets are now available from Imogen Burman in the Goldsmiths Music Office (RHB 263) or on the door.
TANIA CHEN is a performance and video sound artist, experimental musician and free improviser. She performs internationally on piano, keyboards, digital, vintage electronics and found objects. Tania has recorded with Stewart Lee, Steve Beresford, Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Wadada Leo Smith, Thurston Moore, David Toop and with the bands Bad Jazz and Tender Buttons. Forthcoming recordings are John Cage's "Electronic Music for Piano". Her solo recordings include Michael Parsons & Cornelius Cardew's Piano music, John Cage's "Music of Changes" and a forthcoming recording of Andrew Poppy's piano music.
THURSTON MOORE started Sonic Youth in 1980. He edited the music and literary fanzines KILLER, Sonic Death, and Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal and started the Ecstatic Peace records + tapes label. He is co-publisher of Ecstatic Peace Library, as well as the poetry imprint Flowers & Cream and has edited books at Rizzoli International Publications and Abrams Books. He has worked collaboratively with Yoko Ono, Merce Cunningham, Cecil Taylor, Rhys Chatham, Lydia Lunch, John Zorn, Irmin Schmidt, Takehisa Kosugi and Glenn Branca. He has composed music for films by Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, and Allison Anders. He presently records and tours both solo, with various ensembles and with his own band, Thurston Moore Group. Thurston resides in London.
DAVID TOOP is a composer/musician, author and curator based in London, experienced in many fields of sound art and music. He has recorded Yanomami shamanism in Amazonas, appeared on Top of the Pops with the Flying Lizards, exhibited sound installations in Tokyo, Beijing and London’s National Gallery, worked with artists ranging from John Zorn, Evan Parker, Bob Cobbing and Ivor Cutler to Akio Suzuki, Camille Norment and Max Eastley. He has published six books, including Rap Attack, Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, Sinister Resonance and Into the Maelstrom. Since his first album, released on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975, he has recorded twelve solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber, Sound Body and Entities Inertias Faint Beings, and many collaborations.
Image: Thurston Moore, photo credit Vera Marmelo
Dates & times
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|4 Nov 2016||8:00pm - 10:00pm|
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