M@BU - Music at Bradford University, Bradford Threadfest and Recon present
SAX RUINS (Japan)
Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) and Ono Ryoko (alto Sax) perform the songs of legendary prog unrock duo Ruins but with sax instead of bass guitar resulting in some almighty interstellar jazz-skronk.
Ryoko is actively working as an improvisational musician in Nagoya, Japan. She also plays in jazz, rock, funk, rhythm & blues and hip hop bands, as well as working as a studio musician.
Yoshida is one of the most innovative drummer/composer/improvisers in the Japanese avant-garde music scene; not only founding the hugely influential Ruins in the mid 80s (without whom there'd be no Lightning Bolt, Hella or the numerous math/prog rock duos doing the rounds today) but also performs in the amazing Magma-loving Koenjihyakkei, noise-rockers Zeni Geva and High Rise and has worked with John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Acid Mothers Temple and has been released over a hundred records.
Some say that a.P.A.t.T.‘s sound is something of a moving target. This is, after all, the band that swaps instruments mid-song, starred in a TV sitcom, and has even run its own small country for an evening: a restless, relentless take on 21st century music and performance through a lens of knowing, winking, quintessentially British humour. French fans liken the band to Monty Python sketches being played by ‘le Floyd’…or something. Over the past ten years a.P.A.t.T. has inspired comparisons with Devo, Metronomy, Frank Zappa, The Residents and Cardiacs, without actually sounding like any of them. In Fun with Music, “Liverpool’s multi-genre veterans” (The Skinny) have condensed their vision-quest into 45 minutes of hooky, style-busting material.
BARBEROS are absurdist electro-noise theatre from Liverpool, Barberos are not like other bands. An awesome two-drummer percussive battery, shuddering synth noise and frantic tempo switches, whirling between jazz, prog, avant-noise, breakcore and pounding polyrhythms all whilst clad in skintight full-body spandex. Taking influence from Ruins, Tangerine Dream, Boredoms, Aphex Twin and more, Barberos have toured relentlessly over the past 5 years, playing shows in Russia, Scandinavia, The Baltics and much of Western Europe, sharing stages with Melt Banana, Tim Exile, Charles Hayward, Kayo Dot, Ruins Alone, Liars and more. In the last 12 months, BARBEROS have received excellent reviews from such online press as The Quietus and Spin magazine, following shows at Primavera Sound, The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia and Supernormal Festival.
This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
New open music ensemble - No Borders Ensemble - a new open music ensemble for people of all languages and abilities
No Borders Ensemble will run every Monday, 6-8pm, at Tasmin Little Music Centre, University of Bradford (opposite re:centre).
First session: Monday 22nd February
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A place to find out about, experience and get involved in music on campus and beyond.
Based on University of Bradford campus, Music at Bradford University offers four threads of provision. A programme of events that brings cutting edge music in all its forms to Bradford; a hub to find out about and promote music opportunities accessible to students and staff; small-scale rehearsal and practice facilities; and a base for workshops and facilitated opportunities for music-making.
The Tasmin Little Music Centre is a great place to drop in to find out about what's going on musically on campus and in the local area. It is also used as a practice space for members, and plays host to performances, workshops and various open groups and ensembles.
The programme of events is delivered by 'Fellow In Music' Andy Abbott.