Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adam Bohman / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

Adam Bohman: amplified objects
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: voice

Adam Bohman has spent a lifetime extracting unexpected sounds from household objects: wire brushes, springs, egg slicers, combs, lightbulbs – it’s all grist to the Bohman sound mill. Check out this new film about him – it focuses mostly on his artwork, but there is some footage of him playing in there too:

Jean Michel Van Schouwburg is an improvising singer from Belgium. He is well versed in all sorts of vocalising: throat singing, overtones, yodels, mouth sounds, falsettos, multiphonics, invented languages to name a few.

Here he is in Peter Strickland’s 2012 movie Berberian Sound Studio, playing himself playing a goblin:


Xelis de Toro: trumpet, voice
Alistair Strachan: cornet, voice, electronics

A horn and voice-off – hopefully the fog will have cleared after this episode.


Duncan Harrison
A Venn diagram of Duncan’s sonic doings would need to include drone, psychedelia, vocal improvisation, industrial tinged soundscape, tape and sample-based concrète sound arrangement, field recording and graphic scores. Check out this site for more:

The Wildcard Quartet
At the end of every Safehouse open session four members are picked at random to form a one-off quartet to play at the show at the end of the month. This is them.