Miles of Smiles presents...
Friday 11 July, 2008
RICHARD YOUNGS & ALEX NEILSON
Alan Wilkinson / John Edwards / Steve Noble Trio
Cafe Oto, Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
Doors 8.00pm // £7adv/£8 door
RICHARD YOUNGS & ALEX NEILSON (VHF)
First ever live London blowout for the duo brings together Neilson's blistering omnidirectional percussion
and Youngs' gorgeously e-bowed and distorted guitar work, which harvests a frantic energy that recalls Tony Iommi
as surely as it does Sonny Sharrock.
ALAN WILKINSON / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE TRIO (BO’WEAVIL)
Fierce, graceful and ecstatic sax/bass/drums trio.
Feral vocal improviser admonishes the notion of 'song' with impure muezzin wails and chunnering barks.
Monday 14 July, 2008
The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 7JR
Doors 8.00pm // £7adv/ £8 door
Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding
interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work
focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, "re-routing the instrument
into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as
itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation". (The
Wire, UK). Ambarchi's work on harmonics and resonance has led him to define
serene spaces of fluid, shifting sound that is both fragile and extremely
He has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Martin Ng
(Australia), Sunn 0)) (USA), Christian Fennesz (Austria), Otomo Yoshihide
(Japan), Pimmon (Australia), Keiji Haino (Japan), John Zorn (USA), Rizili
(Greece), Voice Crack (Switzerland), Sachiko M (Japan), Keith Rowe (UK), Phill
Niblock (USA), Gunter Muller (Switzerland), Evan Parker (UK), Robbie Avenaim
(Australia), Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan), Dave Grohl (USA), Damo Suzuki (Japan),
Chris Townend (Australia) and many more.
Ambarchi is involved in many collaborative projects including the song-based
duo Sun with Chris Townend (releases on Staubgold, Preservation, Textile &
Important records), Burial Chamber Trio together with Greg Anderson of Sunn
0))) & Atilla Csihar of Mayhem (with a recent LP release on Southern Lord & an
upcoming 10" release) and Grave Temple with Csihar and Stephen O'Malley of
Khanate & Sunn 0))).
Heavy space-warp drone from Luke Younger of Birds of Delay