Free Improvisation Noise Music performed by Thurston Moore and David Toop

Free Improvisation Noise Music performed by Thurston Moore and David Toop

Extended Organ

Thu · September 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Both David Toop and Thurston Moore have worked together in quartet and trio as part of the long-running UK improvising group Alterations alongside Steve Beresford and Terry Day. As well as with the composer Tania Chen heard on the CD John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano(Omnivore Recordings 2018 USA). Tonight's performance is the premier and extremely rare instance of this duo in performance in the United States.

Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore, originally from New York City, now London-based, was a founding member of experimental post-punk group Sonic Youth, and works in various ensembles in North America, Britain, Japan and throughout Europe. He has performed with the artists Yoko Ono, Cecil Taylor, Irmin Schmidt, Patti Smith, Merce Cunningham, John Zorn, Milford Graves and many others. His most recent recordings were Rock n Roll Consciousness (Fiction, UK), Offerings (Ecstatic Peace Library, UK) and the Mx Liberty/Panik 7" (Blank Editions, UK) with the forthcoming 12 x 12-string guitar recording of the extended instrumental composition Galaxies (live at the Barbican) due for early 2019 release.
David Toop
David Toop
David Toop is a musician, author, and scholar of indigenous music disciplines from around the world. He currently resides as professor and Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation at London College of Communication. He has been involved with the groups The Flying Lizards, Frank Chickens, and Alterations. He first released music, in 1975, on Brian Eno's Obscure Records imprint, and has continued recorded output with a number of solo and collaborative works through the years. As an editor he co-founded the magazines MUSICS and Collusion and as journalist he has written for The Face and The Wire. He has written, amongst many books, Rap Attack, Ocean of Sound, Into the Maelstrom and the forthcoming Flutter Echo (to be published by Ecstatic Peace Library, UK).
Extended Organ
Extended Organ
Extended Organ is Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Paul McCarthy and Alex Stevens.

Tom, Joe and Fredrik are founding members of the West Coast experimental art and sound collective known as The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). The roots of the LAFMS trace back to 1972 when disparate groups of improvising sound experimenters in eastern Los Angeles discovered their mutual interest and banded together to design modes of self-production and distribution of recordings and publications, helping to develop and propel the DIY movement. Paul McCarthy began collaborating with the LAFMS in the late 70’s and has been an integral participating supporter since the mid 90’s. Alex Stevens is an artist and musician who has been playing with the group since 2011. Mike Kelley was a longtime member before his death performing on toys, noise makers and electronics. David Toop is an honorary member and has performed with EXO twice. Once in London and also in Gent, Belgium.

Formed in 1994, Extended Organ produce a dynamic otherworldly ambience which can be simultaneously hilarious and ominously frightening. Overlaying the carpet of sound produced by Joe Potts and his self-engineered drone instrument, the “Chopped Optigan”, is Paul McCarthy’s vocal and guitar improvisations channeled and processed by Alex Stevens, who also adds his own keyboard triggered synthesized sounds. Tom Recchion, simultaneously renowned as an inventor of crude homemade instruments and as an innovative composer of electronic and tape music, performs an array of sounds blending chaos, beauty and horror sensibilities into the matrix. An antique Rheem Mark 7 organ and small electronics layered in by Fredrik Nilsen creates another layer to the overall din. 

Their new LP “VIBE” is coming out soon on Important Records.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/