The Sampler e-Shot features the most exciting events in new music and sound every fortnight, selected independently by a different guest previewer each issue. Events are selected from The Sampler website, the UK’s most comprehensive listings website for new music and sound, generated entirely by users.
This issue's guest previewer is Creative Project Leader at Sound and Music, Harry Cooper.
1 Flower-Corsano Duo
Date: Tuesday 15 April Venue: The Grosvenor, Sidney Road, London Flower-Corsano Duo is the much lauded partnership of Chris Corsano (drums and percussion) and Mick Flower (shahi baaja, the Japanese banjo). Expect a thrillingly intense coming together of rhythm and melody. Read More>>
2 MV Carbon, Foldhead and Smut
Date: Tuesday 22 April Venue: Wharf Chambers, Leeds New York-based noise-making artist MV Carbon explores associations between themes ranging from empowerment and magic, to fetish and interpretation in contemporary visual culture. Collaborators include sound/noise luminaries C Spencer Yeh, Aki Onda and Smegma. Read More>>
3 Quartet for the End of Time - Messiaen
Date: Wednesday 23 April Venue: Village Underground, London Directed by Principal Conductor Michael Collins (who first performed the piece with Messiaen himself), City of London Sinfonia’s principal players perform this seminal chamber work in the intimate surroundings of the Village Underground. Read More>>
4 A Night of Audiovisual Performances
Date: Wednesday 23 April Venue: The Horse Hospital, London A brilliant array of audiovisual performance art at the Horse Hospital – with enjoyably visceral-sounding concepts including the decomposition of food and the juxtaposition of drawing and live improvised voice. A free workshop on ‘Sound and the Projected Image’ takes place two days later. Read More>>
Listen: Harry Cooper on music by Marisa Nadler
I have been listening to a lot of Marisa Nadler over the past few months. Her new album, July, came out earlier this year. Hypnotic and downbeat, it sounds a bit like Sibylle Baier, which I don’t think can ever be a bad thing. Listen>>
Blog: Daniel Wilson
Daniel delves into the mysterious world of radionics, a science that will form the basis of his upcoming project as Resonance FM/Sound and Music 2014 Embedded Artist in Residence. Read More>>
Guest previewer - Harry Cooper
Harry joined Sound and Music as Creative Project Leader (Digital) in November 2013.
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