The third in a series of performance evenings at The Muse Gallery in Portobello Road dedicated to all things quiet and beautiful, featuring music, performance, sound, film, storytelling and poetry.
Friday December 11th 2015
Doors open 7.30
Entrance is Free
First coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of Bush, Howlround have now expanded to a sextet (four machines, two people) and create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden.
In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling soundworld: the rough underbelly of our pristine, Pro-Tools universe.
A new album ‘Tales From The Black Tangle’ is out now.
Cathianne’s passion as a writer is for researching hidden history and forgotten folklore to create modern fables that are relevant to today’s audience. She aims to tell stories that resonate across the years about ordinary but ultimately extraordinary people.
Her most recent theatre piece involved creating a chilling Halloween Urban Myth for the West Yorkshire town of Heckmondwike. She has also storylined over 3000 episodes of popular TV (Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and CBBC).
She writes for theatre, TV, film and also in prose. For ‘The Road to Mount Helicon’ she will be reading ‘Shadow Shift’ a new short story.
“Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and images”
James Murray is a self-taught composer and producer specialising in ambient, minimal and electronic music. His recordings have been released by respected labels worldwide since 2004 and often have strong conceptual themes inviting philosophical or private reflection.
Whether electroacoustic or modern classical, ambient techno or experimental drone these compositions are unified by a light touch and signature sonic palette that frequently comprises treated guitar, piano and processed electronics.
Murray is known for his solo works, remixes and handmade Slowcraft Records releases which include collaborations with Anne Garner and the critically acclaimed biographical Floods trilogy.