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.”



new floating arm improvised collection of music

a new collection of improvised pieces by the collaboration known as floating arm is now available on bandcamp. the music can be streamed or bought for a pay what you want donation. 

the Bailey single string midi bass was used for this collaborative work, as a midi controller running synths in ableton live and also as an electric bass using outboard effects

tenor sax played by tom hadley



slate pipe banjo draggers w/Mowgli @ New River Studios & the Others

the slate pipe banjo draggers will be performing live with Mowgli at the Skronktronic event at New River Studios on Wednesday 22nd August and also at the Queer+_Noise event at the Others on Wednesday September 5th, alongside many other fantastic acts.



komoran woonekker – new music and film

komoran woonekker is the name of the new collaborative project between andy rowe and alex monk. developed over an 18 month period and utilising found sounds, acoustic instrumentation, sampling, voices, turntablism and manipulated tapes. 

the approach is playful and experimental and the unique contribution of both artists is clearly apparent in each piece. combining the unsettling surrealism of the Butthole Surfers with raga guitars and ambient krautrock drone.

the resulting album can be listened to and purchased via the collaborations page either in digital or limited edition cassette form. a film for the first track on the album, spray dust, can be watched below. filmed around east london during summer 2018