Sunday May 15th 2011
Ship & Mitre
Liverpool L3 2JH
Pascal Nichols: percussion
David Birchall: guitar
Energetic, physical multi-directional percussion and guitar improvisation
A percussion and guitar duo based in Manchester playing spontaneously improvised free jazz/improv focusing on exploring the rhythm texture and dynamics between the two instruments. Both musicians are fully dedicated to the full investigation of improvisational techniques on their instruments and as performers are absorbed and committed to the act of making music resulting in visceral and engaging performances.
Phil Marks: No longer playing at this gig
Pascal Nichols plays with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, U Boat, Stuckometer, Chora and a whole host of others.
"Since Chris Corsano has returned to the US... Pascal Nichols has inherited the golden drum stool as the UKs premier young improvising percussionist" - The Wire
David Birchall started playing guitar in 1995 developing a keen interest in improvisation as he learnt to play which has continued ever since. Based in Manchester since 1999 he has toured throughout the UK and Europe with a wide range of improvised and experimental free rock groups including Stuckometer and Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra. He has also created work with contemporary dancers that has been shown at The Greenroom, Contact Theatre and The Lowry.
Website: Manchester, www.davidmbirchall.wordpress.com
Frakture6 of F6 represents a new ensemble for Frakture, this is its first performance following a long incubation period in the heuristic music laboratory .
Phil Morton, Accidents & Treatments
Simon Jones, Violin, electronics
Pete Jones, Guitar
Phil Lucking, Trumpets
Robert Harrison, percussion
Ian Simpson, Electronics
Adam Webster, Cello
Photos from the Gig, note, its is Phil Marks not Pascal Nicols
Frakture acknowledges and welcomes the support of PRS for music foundation.