Vaucanson’s Muse

Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov’s record ‘Vaucanson’s Muse’ is released on Friday 21st October. The vinyl will only be available via Not Applicable’s Bandcamp page.

"Trumpeter Arthurs and electronics wizzard Britton … are comparably balanced and equvalent voices engaged in animated dialogue." Julian Cowley, The Wire, November 2016.

" … perfect for those craving arcane curios and totally free music." Electronic Sound, November 2016.

Vaucanson’s Muse

The records of Vaucanson’s Muse by Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov have arrived, been numbered and signed and are being shipped! Many thanks to all who supported the production of the record via Kickstarter. The record will be getting a general release in the not too distant future.

Tom Arthurs / Isambard Khroustaliov – Vaucanson’s Muse LP – Kickstarter Campaign

Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov have launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund their first collaborative LP. The LP was recorded following a UK tour of Graphic Scores Tom and Sam took part in alongside Joanna MacGregor, Oliver Coates and Elaine Mitchener and will feature specially commissioned artwork by Will Alsop and an essay by David Toop.

Check out the Kickstarter page for more details about the project and the different ways in which you can help make it a reality.

GLUE second release available now!

Fans of GLUE – Not Applicable trumpeter Tom Arthurs, with bassist Miles Perkin and drummer Yorgos Dimitiadis (first NA release here) will be happy to know that the Berlin-based trio’s second release, Chats with the Real McCoy is now available on Portuguese label Creative Sources.

Attracting great reviews already (here), you can get hold of physical copies from Tom Arthurs’ own website here, or digital and physical via Bandcamp, here.

We hope you will enjoy it!

Graphic Scores

Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov will be appearing alongside Joanna MacGregor, Elaine Mitchener and Oliver Coates in October as part of a touring group performing grapic scores by Cornelius Cardew, John Cage, George Crumb, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Tom Phillips, Jennifer Walshe and Cathy Berberian. The group and the tour have been put together by SoundUK and each show features a pre-concert discussion with Theresa Sauer who edited Notations 21 (which also features part of Isambard Khroustaliov’s score to Aporia from his solo album Ohka).

Graphic Scores Tour Dates:

3 October – Southampton, Turner Sims 8pm, £20 (£19 conc / £18 friends / £10 students), 023 8059 5151, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer and Tom Phillips RA at 7pm, free to ticket holders

4 October – Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music 7.30pm, £12 (conc avail), 0161 907 5555, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 6.30pm, free to ticket holders

5 October – Gateshead, Sage Gateshead 8pm, £19.50,, 0191 443 4661, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 7pm, free to ticket holders

6 October – London, LSO St Lukes 7.30pm, £22 (£19 conc) / £15 (£12.50 conc) / £10, 020 7638 8891, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer and Tom Phillips RA at 6.45pm, free to ticket holders

10 October – Leeds, Howard Assembly Room 7.30pm, £12.50 (conc avail), 0844 848 2727, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 6.15pm, free to ticket holders

11 October – Oxford, St John The Evangelist, promoted by Oxford Contemporary Music 8pm, £17 (£15 conc), £14 (£10 conc), 01865 305 305, pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 7pm, free to ticket holders