live recording from linear obsessional performance

below is a live recording straight from the mixing desk of the slate pipe banjo draggers improvised tape performance at the linear obsessional event at lewisham arts cafe on 14th april 2019

 

 

Slate pipe banjo draggers improvised cassette performance @ Linear Obsessional.

The slate pipe banjo draggers will be performing the improvised solo cassette set as part of the Linear Obsessional event at Lewisham Arts cafe this coming Sunday 14th April from 4pm. Further details are on the Facebook events page here.  Come down.

 
 

eye songs 2019 – slate pipe banjo draggers new music

Eye Songs is the culmination of two years of sound experimentation and features guest vocal contributions from four people. There is also prominent use of berimbau within the album, sourced from a trip to Brazil in late 2018.

This release is available digitally and can be streamed and downloaded below and on the music page.

The cassette version of this new work is recorded onto found and reclaimed compact cassettes, recorded over and presented as this new album.

The plastic cassette cases are also reclaimed and are randomly sized and coloured, depending on their original source. In some instances double sized reclaimed cassette boxes are used.

 

slate pipe banjo draggers improvised cassette performance

The slate pipe banjo draggers will be performing a full improvised set using a large selection of compact cassettes, mini and micro cassettes and dictaphones with found and prepared tapes as part of the Sonic Electronics night at The Others on Wed 6th March. Also performing will be Sowari Modular, Rare Form and Laura Netz.

 

slate pipe banjo draggers @ sonic electronics
 

A selection of previously recorded cassette improvisations can be browsed through via Soundcloud below.

 

 

berimbau improvisations

The slate pipe banjo draggers project is currently using a berimbau as a sound source for various improvisations. this was obtained during a recent visit to Sao Paulo state in Brazil. It is anticipated that this instrument will be used in live performances in the new year. A selection of recent improvisations can be listened to from the soundcloud playlist below. The music was made using the berimbau in conjunction with Ableton Live, a Softstep 2 foot controller and a Launch Control XL midi controller

 

 

recent occasions of note

Below are a selection of images of recent performances by the slate pipe banjo draggers, both solo and in collaboration with MowgliVJ. Click on each image for more information, yes

 

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found founds – 1998 microcassette remasters

found founds  is a new slate pipe banjo draggers release of recently discovered old original material in the form of a coincidentally found microcassette subsequently remastered after residing in an attic for twenty years. it is in the form of a singular one tape edition for buying or free digital edition for nothings or pay what you like.

 

live performances – Dronica & ArtFutura

very pleased to announce two exciting live performances for the slate pipe banjo draggers with mowgli happening over the next two months. the first is on day two of Dronica, the east london experimental sound-art festival held in stoke newington old church on saturday 27th october. then on friday 23rd november they will perform as part of the 2018 ArtFutura festival at stour space in hackney wick.  each date will feature a different set and instrumentation

 

tickets are available via these links :  Dronica.    ArtFutura.

 

 

full footage of No Computer set – Queer+_Noise @ the Others

full footage of the recent improvised performance of No Computer set can be seen via YouTube below. kindly filmed by Raxil4, many thanks.

 

 

The Black Paper behind the Mirror: A 9 minute meditation @ Doomed gallery

the slate pipe banjo draggers have recently been collaborating with Ken Flaherty of Dalston’s Doomed Gallery to produce a nine minute noise piece with accompanying visuals. the piece is called  The Black Paper behind the Mirror: A 9 minute meditation and can be experienced at the Doomed Gallery on Ridley road in Dalston from 6-9pm on 30th august.

“Created especially for the closing of Doomed Gallery, this is an experiential, immersive, experience using sound and vision as a weapon to assault the senses, de-stabilising the mind and body. Projected Vection illusions bring participants to a sense of weightlessness and hypersensitivity.”