Sharon Gal + John Butcher + Langham Research Centre
IKLECTIK presents: Sharon Gal + John Butcher + Langham Research Centre
Wednesday 11 October 2023 | Doors: 8pm – Start: 8:30pm
An evening of fully immersive live improvisation from three of the UK’s finest performers. Three solo sets precede a new group collaboration, fusing saxophone, experimental vocals and live electronics.
Langham Research Centre (live duo performance)
Sharon Gal (live performance)
John Butcher (live performance)
Langham Research Centre + Sharon Gal + John Butcher (group performance)
Langham Research Centre is a group devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instrumentarium of vintage analogue devices.
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist and composer, specialising in free improvisation, experimental music and collaborative, large group compositions. She works with voice, electronics, extended techniques, field recordings, found audio, video and collage; exploring presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space. Sharon performs solo and in collaborations with: David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Sue Lynch, Anat Ben David & Lina Lapelyte.
John Butcher is well known as a saxophonist who attempts to engage with the uniqueness of time and place. His music ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked works and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Since the early 80s he has collaborated with hundreds of artists – including Eddie Prévost, Akio Suzuki, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee, Derek Bailey, Christian Marclay and Rhodri Davies. He also values occasional encounters, ranging from the WDR Sinfonieorchester to duos with Keiji Haino, David Toop, Joe McPhee and Sophie Agnel. Recent compositions include “Tarab Cuts” (shortlisted for a British Composer’s Award) and “the HCMF commission “Fluid Fixations” for 14 players.