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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Seijiro Murayama, Yoshikawa/Jones/PKM, Vitamin B12

The Northern Tavern is a recently refurbed cosy little boozer near the Level in Brighton; usually quiet, unassuming localish haunt for post-work locals, darts players, the occasional karaoke-ers etc which on the evening of weds 19th may became the unexpected hub of brighton's experimental / improvising community for a few hours.
The evening began with a quartet improvisation of around 20 minutes by Daichi Yoshikawa on speaker cones, overdriven digital mixer and electronics; Daniel Jones using contact mic's and electronics, Seijiro Murayama's snare drum and event organiser Paul Khimasia Morgan on autoharp, sampler and objects. This quartet fashioned a quiet and minimal set with the electronicists' complementary chirruping lashed together by Seijiro's occasional hard hitting snare blows.
The Vitamin B12 followed with an acoustic performance featuring saxophones, ms10 synth, flute, devices, tape machines and accordian. Nice flow and a very beautiful quiet section about two thirds of the way in.
But it was Seijiro's solo percussion set comprising four compositions played out variously on vocals, serrated tube, amplified snare and bowed cymbal which really stood out. he created a truly immersive soundworld which despite the overall duration of the set (40 minutes) kept the audience on the edge of their seats and earned a huge ovation at its end.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

more info on Seijiro Murayama concert

SEIJIRO MURAYAMA
[FUSHITSUSHA/FRED FRITH/TOM CORA/KK NULL]

His approach is based on the attention to space and place, to the energy of the audience, and to the quality of silence in various levels. His solo is a kind of continuum with microscopic sounds. He uses a snare drum and a cymbal with brushes, sticks etc and air and contact microphones (in order to work on the edge of perceptions).

plus
DAICHI YOSHIKAWA
DANIEL JONES
PAUL KHIMASIA MORGAN
and special guests
THE VITAMIN B12

wednesday 19th may 8pm
at the northern tavern, 85 ditchling road, brighton, uk
£5 on the door / £4 in advance
tickets available from the northern tavern and edgeworld records