JAILBREAK (Chris Corsano & Heather Leigh Murray),
City Arts & Music Project,
70-74 City Road,
£5 adv (via wegottickets) / £8 door
JAILBREAK is the duo of pedal steel/vocalist Heather Leigh Murray and drummer Chris Corsano. The name foregrounds the kind of outlaw violence with which the two reformulate rock/roll instants by bringing free jazz fire power to the equation, resulting in new-found catharsis. Jailbreak play improvised music that dispenses with traditional notions of call and response or dialogue in favour of a simultaneity that takes instant forms from the application of high energy strategies.
COLLIDER is the unconventionally noisy quartet from Leeds Improvised Music Association stalwarts; Matthew Bourne (keys), Dave Kane (electric and double bass), Chris Sharkey (guitar) & Chris Bussey (drums). Whilst Jailbreak reject the traditions of free improvisation, Collider apply their profound understanding of improvisatory practice in rendering a sonic maelsrom that values inimical volume over all else.
ISAMBARD KHROUSTALIOV is the solo alias of Sam Britton, also of electronic group Icarus and live improv trio Leverton Fox. Since 1997 he has recorded and released music for a number of independent electronic music labels in the UK and the US (Output Recordings, Temporary Residence, Domino and The Leaf Label) and continues to perform all over Europe. Utilising generative software environments, Sam creates immersive textural narratives which are immediately abrasive, and simultaneously indicative of longer, more graceful structures.