Sunday, 22 June 2014

Friday 13th - Grief Fest



On Friday 13th June - Pin Drop presented 'Grief Fest' A night of horror and misfortune. Featuring myself and John Grieve (pictured) photos by Aya - Thank you as always. I was invited by our host band 'Flights of Helios' and wanted to do something different so I asked John Grieve to share the stage with me armed with his baritone sax.

We played first really enjoyed playing a debut duo with John and hope to record later in the year. The main support band 'Masiro' are fantastic - Big riffs that mold math metal, instrumental post-rock together in a complex good way, mixing some bands I really enjoy together: Pelican, Isis, The Melvins and Dillinger Escape plan. A big sound for a trio, well worth checking out.

'Flights of Helios' close the night, but something is brewing outside... there set was great, they class themselves as Grief Wave but I think there is more to that, drone looped vocals and samples over pretty good pop songs with a psychedelic twist, Lots of layers. I have actually done a 'Broken No Fix - Remix' for them, that should be out soon. When they have got back from playing Glastonbury this year.

It wouldn't be Friday 13th without horror based visuals that added to the night, some pretty messed up ones too. Meanwhile outside was the biggest storm brewing I have experienced in a long time. It ended an epic memorable evening.

Monday, 16 June 2014

guitar (drag) - Bath (FaB14)



On Saturday 31st May I did a performance of 'guitar (drag)' through the streets of Bath for 'Fringe Arts Bath' (FaB14) part of 'A Dialogue on Nothing in Art' (CARU) Contemporary Arts Research Unit - Photos taken on disposable cameras by Jo, Aya, Teeny and Peta

More photos HERE

Monday, 9 June 2014

Classwar Karaoke 026 & Music For A Good Home - Oxford Edition

I have 2 previously unreleased tracks on 2 very different compilations this month.



The first is on the new 'Classwar Karaoke' compilation - 026. Founded in 2008, Classwar Karaoke is a label dedicated to the release of experimental music and short-films as a quarterly survey. This compilation features some good friends, with a total of 94 tracks of music/sound art and 17 short films. The track 'Nothing Intended With This Experiment' is a noisy improvised number.

You can find out more about 'Classwar Karaoke' and get the compilation - HERE or HERE




Secondly, I have a LR/GW track 'Heaven's Silver Shadow' on the Audioscope 'Music For A Good Home, Oxford Edition' A compilation of 19 bands/acts from Oxford. This compilation is raising money for the homelessness charity Shelter. For £4 you get all 19 tracks with all proceeds going to the charity. I am proud to be part of such a fantastic lineup of great music.

Pre-order the compilation or purchase it on the 16th June - HERE also check out the other exciting compilations featuring some great bands/acts from all over the world

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Dialogue on Nothing in Art 'un' (FaB14)







un by Lee Riley



Part of the CARU (Contemporary Art Research Unit) 'A Dialogue on Nothing in Art' Exhibition at Fringe Arts Bath (FaB14) in FaB3 - Cheap Street, Bath 23rd May - 8th June. During the exhibition musicians and dancers are invited to interpret the photos as a graphic score.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Piece for bowed metal container and 16 pints of water (FaB14)



Photos of my 'Piece for bowed metal container and 16 pints of water' performance. Part of the 'Resonance' exhibition at the opening night of (FaB14) Fringe Arts Bath Festival - 23rd May. Photos by Shirley Pegna

Saturday, 17 May 2014

FaB 2014 - Resonance Install



A few photos of a new version of my 'untitled' installation. I have been getting ready to install at Fringe Arts Bath (FaB 2014) over the past few weeks and as part of the festival: Margaret Godel is curating 'Resonance' which 'untitled' is now in place, Margaret is also busy preparing the space for the other great artists work also involved. The festival runs from 23rd May - 8th June with it's opening evening of events on the 23rd in various venues in Bath.

'Resonance' is in the basement of Stall Street, dark and creepy in a good, exciting way. I will be posting more details soon about other works I am doing for the festival as mentioned in my previous post, I also hope to have some sounds and videos soon. Also, thanks Graham Riley for helping install.

More info about (FaB 2014) visit HERE

Monday, 5 May 2014

Fringe Arts Bath 2014



I am pleased to be installing some work and doing some performances at 'Fringe Arts Bath' 2014 festival. It takes place from the 23rd May until the 8th June.

I will presenting work as part of 'Resonance' curated by Margaret Godel. I will also present work at 'A Dialogue on Nothing in Art' curated by CARU (Contemporary Arts Research Unit). Both are exciting group shows all part of FAB14.

Find out more - HERE

Friday, 28 March 2014

Category: Other - 26/03/14

It was our first 'Category: Other' night on Wednesday at the Port Mahon, Oxford. Our good friend Pier Corona documented the whole evening featuring solo sets from Myself, Mr Glick (Efthymios Chatzigiannis) and Samuel C. Roberts. We finished the evening as a trio - Photos below. Category: Other - is a night that brings together sound artists and musicians who are producing experimental music, organized by Efthymios and Myself.





Mr Glick


Samuel C. Roberts


The Trio


More photos HERE