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Moving On Music, with support form Jazz Services and Arts Council England present Paul Stapleton and Simon Rose.
Since meeting in 2010 Stapleton and Rose have performed as a duo in Germany and the UK, and in 2013, released their first record ‘FAUNA’ to critical acclaim, through the San Diego label pfMENTUM (digital version available here)
Paul Stapleton’s self-designed instrument, the BoSS (Bonsai Sound Sculpture, 2010 - pictured below) combines with Simon Rose’s extended saxophone technique, through real-time interaction. This method of exploration commits to a free improvisation approach where music is composed at the point of performance.
In the words of Mark Corroto of 'All About Jazz' If extended saxophone technique were deep space exploration, then Simon Rose is a musical cosmonaut. He provides a diverse and intriguing menu of tone manipulation, multiphonics and circular breathing. With Fauna the voyage is shared with sound artist Paul Stapleton and his bonsai sound sculpture. Described as a portable modular musical instrument that combines a repurposed turntable, electronics, amplified metallic percussion and strings. Like Rose's serpentine routs, Stapleton's BoSS is a spluttering, droning, pitch-altering generator that is as otherworldly as Simon's baritone. The pairs' improvisations could be the migratory songs of android whales or the piezoelectric abrasions that develop inside an old timepiece.
This performance is highly recommended for those interested in the “far out” spectrum of music.
"...signals that appear to come from space..." - All About Jazz
‘This is a great free music record, it sounds as experimental and furious as those than of the FMP / INCUS / RING era… but terrifically modern!” Orynx, Improv and Sounds
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