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.
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: duncan-harrison.blogspot.co.uk
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.