I Belong To The Band: Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Adam Bohman, Zsolt Sőrés and Oliver Mayne. Plus – Adrian Northover/ Marcello Magliocchi /Maresuke Okamoto

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I Belong To The Band
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: voice
Adam Bohman: acoustic & amplified objects
Zsolt Sőrés: viola, toy synthesizers, circuit bent toys, dictaphone tapes, lo­-fi sound sources, contact microphones, effects, objects
Oliver Mayne: vibraphone, synthesizers, contact microphones, effects, objects

I Belong To The Band is a Belgian-British-Hungarian improvisational quartet formed in 2010 in Budapest. The film-maker Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio, has this to say about them:

“It was only meant to be for one night. In 2010, I invited Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg and Adam Bohman to Budapest to appear in a demonstration version of my second feature film, Berberian Sound Studio. Since these two wayward musicians were travelling all the way from Brussels and London for just a few hours of filming, it made sense for them to try and squeeze in another activity during down time. The Hungarian musician Zsolt Sőrés knew Messrs Van Schouwburg and Bohman well enough to organise an evening of musical improvisation with them and Budapest-based English musician Oliver Mayne. They christened themselves I Belong To The Band, and despite the ad hoc nature of their initial appointment, their first concert was a wonderful occasion and naturally, since then they have played again and again over the years.”

Plus

Adrian Northover: saxophone
Marcello Magliocchi: drums
Maresuke Okamoto: bass