A couple of months ago we went on a tour of England and Scotland. Now, after having brushed up our act, Ram returns to London for a one off gig.
Ram Gabay – drums and percussion
Yoni Silver – bass clarinet and violin
This is a bit of what Joe Posset wrote about our performance in Newcastle a year ago:
“Yoni and Ram are inventive masters pushing each of their respective instruments though ten rounds delivering stylistic K.O’s with grace and regularity. Yoni’s deep, deep honk is filtered through an enviable technique, rude tongue-slaps on the gummy reed, a foot in the brass bell and plastic filters clattering with the power of sculpted air.
Ram’s drums (a couple of snares, a rogue bass drum and a collection of cymbals and gee-gaws) are cosseted and stroked like old house cats. Skins are thrummed and thowked. The mixture of texture and timing fill the air with gritty vibrations that are expertly controlled with the occasional sharp ‘crack’ brining us out of our misty reverie and back into the present. Special mention must be made of the bass drum – a slack and sliding mobile unit skittering at the sight of Ram’s well-heeled boot.
And the interplay between the two is gob-dropping, jaw-smacking. Nuance unwraps further nuance, in a cluttered Venn diagram alive with microscopic bristle.”
20.10.18 19:30 The Rose Hill, Brighton
Ashley Paul will be playing (guitar and alto sax) and singing songs from her latest album, with Ben Pritchard on guitar and objects, and myself on bass clarinet, clarinet, and piano.
This trio first performed at John Macedo’s series SOLO:DUO:TRIO. It clicked – so we’re doing it again.
5/9/18 19:30 Café Oto
Charles Hayward – Drums
Sharon Gal – voice
Adaya Godlevsky – harp
Uri Levinson – video processing
Yoni Silver – bass clarinet
28/8/18 19:30 Café Oto Project Space
SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a monthly night of improvised performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists. Each show features a solo, a duo, and a trio performance where performers are invited to present something new or play with a person they haven’t played with before in an intimate and open environment.
SOLO: Brigitte Hart
DUO: Cath Roberts & Daniel Thompson
TRIO: Ingrid Plum, Yoni Silver & Alex Ward
Sat 26/8, Kraftwerk, Berlin
LABOUR is a project/band.
We will perform as the closing act for Berlin Atonal Festival, and the enormous Kraftwerk industrial space.
17.7.18 7:30pm Café Oto
Louie Rice of the great Hideous Replica label will play a setup of motors played through a modular synth, in duo with me on amplified bass clarinet.
Also two more duos with four unique musicians. https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/rice-silver-fraser-macedo-malatesta-maggiore/
7pm Saturday June 23
Ben Pritchard and myself will be joining Ashley Paul for a performance of some songs from her latest album.
Ashley Paul – voice, guitar
Ben Pritchard – guitar, objects
Yoni Silver – bass clarinet, clarinet, piano
Friday 15th June 19:30, Hundred Years Gallery
One of my rare violin-only gigs…
Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as THE SEEN since 2001. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, THE SEEN never stays static.
Embarking on it’s first ever residency at the gallery, hear THE SEEN’s music develop over a four month period, shifting performance to performance, each one sounding different to the last.
The SEEN / Friday 15th June :
Phil Julian : electronics
Tom Jackson : clarinet
Douglas Benford : object
Yoni Silver : violin
Richard Sanderson : accordion
Spencer Grady : bowed banjo
Dominic Lash : double bass
Mark Wastell : tam tam
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5
Happy to announce my first album on Bandcamp. This is a purely digital release of a duo with Crystabel Riley on drums and myself on bass clarinet and violin, recorded at Cafe Oto this March.