Ken Vandermark / Paal Nilssen-Love DUO in Sheffield 22nd Oct 2013

KV        PNL

Vandermark/Nilssen-Love DUO   //   Beck Hunters   //   Trans/Human   // Singing Knives DJs

Tues 22nd October, Queens Social Club, 4 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DG
Doors 7:30pm, start 8:15pm (change to flyers)

Tickets: £7/5 (conc) advance,  online via WeGotTickets or in person from Rare and Racy, Division Street, Sheffield; £9/7 (conc) on the door

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Venue: Taking place in the resplendent 60s-original Queens Social Club, this will be a table/chairs event with the Duo playing on the club floor. Queens is just 5 mins stroll from the train and coach stations. Free parking also available at the venue.

The Vandermark / Nilssen-Love DUO steam into the city of Sheffield for the first time, in their only UK gig outside of London – a real coup for our fair city! Both internationally acclaimed powerful free-jazz improvisers, the pair have been playing together in multifarious guises since back in 2000, in the group School Days. The DUO evolved soon after, and was ‘consummated’ in 2002 with the recording of the album Dual Pleasure. This was followed by their first live duo appearance at Molde International Jazz Festival.

Alongside regular tours as the Duo, Vandermark (clarinet/sax) and Nilssen-Love (drums/percussion) collaborate across a bewilderingly diverse range of projects. They toured multiple times with the now lamentably on-ice Brotzmann Tentet, have performed as the mightily heavy and abstract Lean Left with Terrie Ex and Andy Moor from The EX, as well as part of their wider group, The EX and Brass Unbound.

Both Vandermark and Nilssen-Love maintain a complex roster of live/recording outlets too numerous to name here; Vandermark notably The Vandermark Five, DKV Trio and most recently RARA AVIS. Nilssen-Love, who started playing drums before he could walk, has a staggeringly diverse range of collaborations from Joe McPhee, to noise-jazz-punk hybrids The Thing.

Beck Hunters: Featuring Mick Beck, Sheffield’s finest and most tantalising free-jazz improviser  (sax/bassoon/whistles). Beck is stalwart of the Sheffield improvising scene, and his extraordinary life was recently documented in the documentary film ‘Mick Beck – Rather Different’. He recently played as part of the Mopomso tour in Sheffield, and his legendary home gig venue ‘Over The Top’ was featured on Jazz on 3 earlier this year. Joined by Jonny (drums) and Anton (guitar) Hunter, key players and organiser in the Northern improv/free music scene this promises to be an electrifying performance.

Trans/Human: Adam Denton and Luke Twyman began collaborating under the name Trans/Human at The Audacious Art Experiment in Sheffield during 2011. Employing several noise making devices and techniques in their performances, including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience. Opening the night, they will warp the atmosphere in the room and prepare it for the sonic freakery to come!

Singing Knives Records DJs: playing a morass of tunes between sets to keep you ears on their toes….

A Tinnitus Jukebox event in collaboration with the newly formed filmmaking collective Peak Signal 2 Noise

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