Wednesday 17th March

Curious Ear presents premieres of new prerecorded audio works

Mariam Rezaei/Fritz Welch/David Birchall
Initially delayed by storms in the first part of last year then by “everything” the rest of the year we are super pleased to bring you work featuring Newcastle based turntablist Mariam Rezaei. She’s joined here by regular collaborator Glasgow based percussionist Fritz Welch in a brand trio with Curious Ear’s David Birchall. This piece is a live online improvisation between Fritz and David which was then overdubbed by Mariam.

Sharon Gal/Andrew Cheetham/David Birchall
David and Andrew shared a bill with a trio Sharon did with John Butcher and David Toop at Cafe Oto in 2018 and we knew immediately we wanted to invite her to perform at Curious Ear. Open, inventive, improvised voice fused with electronics and objects, Sharon has built up layers of improvisation in the studio with a duo recording of David and Andrew. The result is an evocative studio journey for voice, percussion and guitar. You can also check out Sharon’s new work Etudes; a deck of cards with scores and propositions for music and performance here.

Sarah Gail Brand/Mark Sanders
Andrew saw Sarah and Mark live in London at Flim Flam and was wowed by their playing so we endeavoured to bring them up to Manchester in our next season of gigs. This trombone/percussion unit is one of THE classic duos operating currently in British free improvisation so we are very excited to present this new video which was filmed in the studio live in Birmingham.

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