XPOSED CLUB presents: Charles Hayward solo + Phosphene (John Cavanagh solo project)
Charles Hayward (begin anywhere): known primarily as a drummer, songwriter and improviser, a new project centred around songs performed at the piano, a sequence of betrayal, paranoia, subterfuge, opening out into resistance, hope and humanity, interweaved with sound events, drums, spoken word, performance. Stark, minimal arrangements; an unexpected departure.
Phosphene is the name Glasgow-based artist John Cavanagh has worked under for his solo music-making since 2000. In that time, there have been three full-length Phosphene albums, featuring collaborations with Lol Coxhill, Bridget St. John, Raymond McDonald, John McKeown (1990s/Yummy Fur), Isobel Campbell, Bill Wells and others. John is also a a member of the duo Electroscope, along with Gayle Brogan (Pefkin) and the more recently formed Sonically Depicting, with Ceylan Hay & friends. Cavanagh is also known as a radio presenter & contributor, voice-over artist, author of a book on the Pink Floyd album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, producer of records/occasional record label operator and organiser of music nights at Glasgow’s Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery.
Photo of Charles by Lewis Hayward