Grain //

Album label: 
Release date: 
15/03/2020
Recording location: 
IKLECTIK/HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY
Recording date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Mastering engineer: 
Phil Durrant
Mixing engineer: 
Phil Durrant
Recording engineer: 
Isa Ferri
Recording engineer: 
Paul Skinner
Recording engineer: 
Emil Karlsen
  • 1. Live at IKLECTIK (24:22)
  • 2. LIVE AT HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY (20:22)

Phil Durrant - mandolin and octave mandolin
Emil Karlsen - percussion/objects

The album features two sets recorded at IKLECTIK and Hundred Years Gallery. Both improvisations explore a music of momentary resonances and sonic alignments, eschewing grand statements in favour of allowing small ideas time to breathe. Brief gestures give the musicians space to interpolate and expand on the vocabulary of the other, creating a collective virtuosity where each uses their instrument to take on the characteristic of the other’s and way it is being played. This deliberately non-hierarchical structure foregrounds a fluctuating flow between the individual and collective identities at play, creating a vibrational interaction between fragments of sound.

IKLECTIK: Horse Improv Music Club, Live at IKLECTIK, London. Recorded by Isa Ferri and Paul Skinner.