Stapleton & Rose
** Paul Stapleton’s self-designed instrument, the BoSS Bonsai Sound Sculpture, (BoSS, 2010) combines with Simon Rose’s circular breathed baritone/alto, multiphonics and harmonic textures, to explore through real-time interaction. The method of exploration commits to a free improvisation approach where the music is composed at the point of performance. Since meeting in 2010 Stapleton and Rose have performed as a duo in Germany and the UK, and in 2013 and they released their first CD ‘FAUNA’ on the San Diego label pfMENTUM. Digital version available here: http://fauna-stapleton-rose.bandcamp.com/
Legion of Swine
** Legion of Swine is the main artistic output of Music Techology lecturer Dave Procter. His main themes are disgust at the depths that Western and other regimes sink to in order to keep “democratic” control.
** Seance-sonic and trans-timebending drone/noise merchants
One week from today, Wonkystuff present the Yorkshire leg of the Stapleton & Rose UK tour (facebook event).
The headliners, Stapleton & Rose, combine Rose’s (usually) extended saxophone techniques with Stapleton’s Bonsai Sound Sculpture (BoSS). BoSS is a musical instrument/sculpture consisting of a re-purposed turntable, electronics, amplified metallic percussion and strings; invented in 2010 in collaboration with Neil Fawcett.