CD Reviews

Lee Patterson, Vanessa Rossetto – Temperament as Waveform

June 9, 2013

CD Another Timbre Caveats first, this is an album by two friends of mine released on a label owned by another friend who I occasionally do design work for. Try as I might to the contrary, objectivity will I guess naturally be more difficult to achieve. Read on with this in mind. So this album […]

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Concert Reviews

Variable Formations. Café Oto, February 16th 2013

February 18, 2013

I guess it was always inevitable that Saturday night’s concert at Café Oto would produce exceptionally beautiful music. The six musicians that curator Simon Reynell brought together were each skilled performers whose normal areas of activity showed considerable overlap. The plan was for established sub-groups and solos to present their work in the first half […]

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Wednesday 6th January

January 7, 2010

The music in question is yet another release on the Another Timbre imprint (I’m trying to absorb all of the recent batch before the next set appears in a couple of weeks… its not easy keeping up with this label) This one is named Empty Matter and comes from a duo made up of two of my very favourite musicians (and people) in the world, Lucio Capece and Lee Patterson, their first recordings together made in a London church back in June last year, when both musicians had travelled in from far off strange lands to appear (in different groups) at Another Timbre’s Unamed Music Festival. Usual caveats… I consider both of these musicians to be friends, have released music on cathnor by both of them and will probably find it slightly harder to be subjective than usual blah blah…

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Monday 22nd June

June 23, 2009

For the vast majority of readers here that are not from South Yorkshire, Midhopestones is pronounced Mid-urp-sterns (or something equally indecipherable 😉 ) It is a village near Sheffield within which lies a church used by Simon Reynell to record the quintet of Rhodri Davies, Michel Doneda, Louisa Martin, Phil Minton and Lee Patterson in […]

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Friday 29th May

May 30, 2009

Another hectic day without a moment to call my own. I need a holiday. Anyway following last night’s promise to listen to at least one album a day properly so as to get the “to listen” pile of CDs here down a bit, I woke up this morning, ripped Lee Patterson’s Seven Vignettes to my […]

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Concert Reviews

The long (not very) winding road

May 26, 2008

Yesterday, just for a change I went into London and attended the Tate Modern. Getting there early I took my usual stroll around my favourite haunts (For anyone that has visited in recent weeks and wondered where two of the Rotho Seagram paintings had gone to, I don’t know either, but rest assured they are […]

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Its grim oop North (but the music’s great) No.2

December 6, 2007

Insert: Standard blog post introduction about how I’ve been too tired/busy/lazy to post for over a month — Yeah its been a hectic few weeks, blah blah… I have managed to make it out to quite a few concerts in the last few weeks though, and I’m going to try and catch up on them […]

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Home from the Emerald Isle

July 6, 2007

So I got home yesterday after a great few days in Dublin, my third trip there in five months. Only the one gig to go and see on this trip, a quartet of Angharad Davies, David Lacey, Lee Patterson and Paul Vogel, but more than anything I went for the break and good company, spending […]

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