This week we’ve got an exciting double bill of two improvising duos: Deemer, a collaboration between LUME’s own Dee Byrne and sound artist Merijn Royaards, and sax/bass duo Tom McCredie/Matt Herd. Come and sip a coffee, beer or glass of wine in our fantastic new venue and experience these complementary yet contrasting bands…
The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a weekly improvisation/electronics session in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. The project has since evolved into an installation/performance based electro-acoustic ‘two-manned’ orchestra, whose aural narratives are created within fluid frameworks that map a trajectory in time, but leave the sonic textures and compositions entirely free and undetermined. Deemer employ, among other things, alto saxophone, drums, analogue electronics, tape, transducer microphones/speakers to instantly compose, activate space, and blur the boundaries between free jazz and sound installation.
Tom McCredie/Matt Herd duo
Tom McCredie (bass) and Matt Herd (alto saxophone) are graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, up and coming on the London jazz scene. Through improvisation they explore moods and atmospheres drawing on their varied musical influences, from jazz to classical to folk and so on. They have been performing together for three years now and are hoping to release an EP by the end of this year.
Doors 8pm, music starts 8.30pm, £5 entry. Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL.