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Ni Vu Ni Connu LP series
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This 5-LP set - with silkscreened sleeves, photos by Cristina Marx and sleeve-notes by Stuart Broomer - has finally arrived in Berlin and will soon be available online.
Four were recorded at my weekend of ausland concerts in 2019.
With:
Gino Robair & Thomas Lehn,
Sophie Agnel,
Magda Mayas & Tony Buck,
Liz Allbee, Ignaz Schick & Marta Zapparoli.
The 5th is with:
Burkhard Beins & Werner Dafeldecker, from a concert a few months earlier.
The collection was designed by Yaqin Si (in photo).

Fluid Fixations
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Fluid Fixations was premiered at the HCMF on 21/11/2021.

John Butcher - composer / saxophones / saxophone recordings
Isabelle Duthois - voice / clarinet
Liz Allbee - trumpet
Matthias Müller - trombone
Sophie Agnel- piano
Aleksander Kolkowski - stroh viola / musical saw
Angharad Davies - violin
Hannah Marshall - cello
John Edwards - double bass
Pascal Niggenkemper - double bass
dieb13 - turntables
Pat Thomas - electronics
Ståle Liavik Solberg - drums
Mark Sanders - percussion

Read details and an interview.

David Sylvian
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David Nibloe of the Vista blog has written an article examining the recording of Sylvian’s “When we return you won’t recognise us”.
He asked me and Ros Stephen for our recollections of the 2009 session

Resonant Spaces
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Frantz Loriot asked me some questions for Recordedness about recording in unusual locations - such as the Oya mountain (pictured) in Japan and on the Resonant Spaces tour.

The Turn Things Take
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During lockdown the arts-centre West in Den Haag has been invited musicians to contribute filmed pieces for an online project. I made The Turn Things Take for soprano saxophone.
In contrast to the expansiveness of Resonant Spaces it was a look “inside”.

Latest Releases

1 But everything now left before it arrived
John Russell, John Butcher, Dominic Lash
2 We met - and then
Barre Phillips, John Butcher, Ståle Liavik Solberg.
3 Sounds of Assembly
Jennifer Allum, John Butcher, Ute Kanngiesser, Eddie Prévost.
4 Until The Night Melts Away
David Toop, Sharon Gal, John Butcher.
5 Discernement
Dominic Lash, John Butcher, John Russell, Mark Sanders.


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Concerts

Improvisers Inside Electronics
2 JULY 2021 - 8pm - London
with Eddie Prévost - N.O.Moore - Phil Durrant - James Malone
Iklectic, London SE1 7LG

Two Nights
6 & 7 JULY - 7:30pm - London
Last Dream of the Morning
with John Edwards - Mark Sanders
Café Oto, London E8 3DL

Iklectika Experimental Music & Book Fair
18 JULY 2021 - 4:30 - London
As part of this 2 day (17-18) event - in conversation with Chris Bohn.
Plus a short solo.
Iklectic, London SE1 7LG

First time trio
1 AUGUST 2021 - London
with Dominic Lash & Hannah Charlton
100 Years Gallery, London, E2 8JD

Soprano saxophone quartet
27 AUGUST 2021 - Herrischried
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Concepts of Doing, Herrischried, Germany

First time duo
14 SEPTEMBER 2021 - London
with Christian Müller
THE HORSE IMPROVISED MUSIC CLUB, Iklectik, London SE1 7LG

Klanspuren Festival - Schwarz
17 SEPTEMBER 2021
Quartet with Liz Albee - Angharad Davies - Ståale Liavik Solberg
18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Solo
19 SEPTEMBER 2021
Various - tbd
Schwarz, Austria

2nd concert for this trio
26 SEPTEMBER 2021 - LONDON
with Sharon Gal & David Toop
Café Oto, London E8 3DL

Duo and solo - two shows
7 OCTOBER 2021 - LONDON
7:00 with Bei Bei Wang
9:00 Solo
Unpredictable, Vortex, London, N16 8AZ
plus:
Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina
Charlotte Keeffe & Sam Eastmond

Spoonhunt label launch
20 OCTOBER 2021 - LONDON
with Dominic Lash, Pat Thomas, Mark Sanders
Café Oto, London E8 3DL

Part of Confront 25 year celebration
31 OCTOBER 2021 - LONDON
duo with Olie Brice
St. Margaret's House, London E2 9PL

First time trio
17 NOVEMBER 2021 - LONDON
with Dominic Lash (guitar) & Ståle Liavik Solberg
100 Years Gallery, London, E2 8JD

Fluid Fixations - a new HCMF piece for large ensemble
21 NOVEMBER 2021 - HUDDERSFIELD
John Butcher + 13

Isabelle Duthois - Matthias Müller - Liz Albee - Aleksander Kolkowski - Angharad Davies - Hannah Marshall - John Edwards - Pascal Niggenkemper - Sophie Agnel - Pat Thomas - dieb13 - Mark Sanders - Ståle Liavik Solberg
HCMF, Huddersfield, UK

First time duo
27 NOVEMBER 2021 - LONDON
with N.O.Moore
100 Years Gallery, London, E2 8JD

Last Dream of the Morning
8 DECEMBER - LONDON
Trio with John Edwards and Mark Sanders
Iklectic, London SE1 7LG

Playlist

1. Jennifer Allum, John Butcher, Ute Kanngiesser, Eddie Prévost - from Sounds of Assembly.
2. Matthew Shipp, Thomas Lehn, John Butcher - from The Clawed Stone.
3. John Butcher - from Invisible Ear.
4. John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, John Russell - from News from the Shed.
5. John Butcher - from Resonant Spaces.
6. Barre Phillips, John Butcher, Ståle Liavik Solberg - from We met - and then.

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