ALEXANDER TUCKER presents IMBOGODOM + LOCAL RADIO + local radio djs
Weds 19th Jan 2011, The Portland, Cambridge
Entry: 6 adv (contact us with names)/6.50 door
ALEXANDER TUCKER presents IMBOGODOM
Alexander Tucker (ATP) presents eerily atmospheric live and tape-splicing collaboration with New Zealand's Daniel Beban.
IMBOGODOM originated from out-of-hours sessions using the BBC World Service's old tape machines at Bush House where Beban was working as an engineer.
Using an array of instruments, objects, dictaphones, and voices, the duo switch between one operating the tapes and mixing desk and the other being the player.
The resulting sessions were released on Thrill Jockey in 2009 as 'The Metallic Year': a collection of eerie tracks where sound collage and unravelling songs present a haunted world of spooling atmospheres, warped instrumentation, and disembodied voices. The nocturnal creations were inspired by the tape experiments of BBC's Radiophonics Workshop, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and their love of New Zealand musician Alastair Galbraith. Imbogodom continue in the tradition of these sonic pioneers to bring new sounds from old sources.
Alexander Tucker has also collaborated with Stephen O'Malley and played for us in Cambridge in support of Fuck Buttons as part of the ATP tour. As IMBOGODOM he supported Oval on their recent UK dates and may or not be wearing a yeti suit...
FM transmitters and receivers, recycled obsolete technology, cassettes, clockwork and charity-shop surround sound.
Future events now confirmed:
Weds 2nd Feb: HARRY MERRY + PETE UM + LES AVENTURES SOUS LA MER, The Portland
Tues 15th Feb: OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD (aka Campbell Kneale/Birchville Cat Motel) + more, The Portland
Thurs 10th Mar: THE DOOZER + more, CB2 Basement