Liverpool: Blank Canvas Octet & Mark Hanslip solo
Blank Canvas Present Mark Hanslip solo & The Blank Canvas Octet
Mark Hanslip – Algorithmic mutations of solo saxophone inputs
Mark Hanslip writes,
My solo practice combines elements of improvised music, live coding, free jazz, noise and techno – acoustic inputs from the tenor saxophone are transformed anew using the latest machine listening algorithms
Plus the Blank Canvas Octet, featuring special guest from Philadelphia, USA Tracy Lisk
The Blank Canvas Octet is a project exploring free improvisation in music in a large ensemble context. It uses the ‘system 50:50` – where chess clocks are used to bring cohesion to the sound field which can often become cluttered. The result is a dynamic and shifting canvas of sound that allows small discrete sounds to be heard and deeper layers to be felt and expressed. An exciting project to participate in, to witness and to hear.
On system 50:50 “Definitely something with LOADS of possibilities – the reaction in the car driving back was unbelievably positive – no one could remember playing in a large ensemble that was so”open “. The openess allowed me to play quietly, which meant the dynamics were incredible for an improvising large ensemble.” – Charlie Collins, improviser, Sheffield.
Featuring more or less,
ANDREW LESLIE HOOKER, no input mixer
MARTIN HACKETT, Korg MS – Oxford Improvisers.
PHIL MORTON, accidents and treatments
ROBIN HARTWELL, sound
SABINE KUSSMAUL, guitar
TIM WISE, reeds
TRACY LISK (usa) percussion
The Ship and Mitre, 133 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2JH