Wysing Arts Centre
5 September 2015
The result of several weeks' regular gatherings around Pauline Oliveros' piece Saxual Orientation, this performance gives the opportunity to hear the multiple identities of the saxophone. The quartet are newly formed and came together to perform the work, knowing each other from London's improvised music scene.
Sue Lynch is a composer and musician who plays tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet. In the 1980s she toured with The Happy End Big Band. She is currently a member of The Remote Viewers, with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel, Adrian Northover and David Petts, and also performs with Eddie Provost, Jennifer Allum, Adam Bohman, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. She is co-promotor of 'The Horse Improvised Music Club' with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied, and holds a degree in Fine Art from Coventry College of Art.
Adrian Northover is a saxophonist who has recorded with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, and Adam Bohman. Northover is a regular performer on the London club scene, with recent events including Fete Quaqua with John Russell, and gigs with Al Margolis and Roland Ramandan's Tentet. Current projects include Hard Evidence with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonius Monk, Vladimir Miller and Notes From Underground; AMG, with Marcio Mattos and Guillermo Torres; and duos with Tasos Stamou and Daniel Thompson.
Verity Susman is a composer and musician based in London, who began her career as lead singer and multi-instrumentalist in the experimental rock band Electrelane. More recent projects include film scores, visual artist collaborations, music for contemporary dance, a choral work for the London Gay Men's Chorus, and a multimedia solo live performance that toured around Europe. In 2014 she completed a masters degree in Studio Composition at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is active as a saxophonist, recently playing on the new release by electronic composer Beatrice Dillon, and performing with a variety of improvising musicians including Maya Dunietz, Steve Beresford, Max Eastley and the London Improvisers Orchestra.
Artur Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophonist and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. Vidal has performed in Europe, Asia and America, and his work focuses on listening and improvisation. As an active member of the improvised music scene, he has been playing and recording with musicians who include Eddie Prévost, Phil Durrant, Jennifer Allum, Roger Turner and Sébastien Branche, with whom he makes up the improvising saxophone duo Relentless. He recently completed an MA in Sound Arts and in 2013 begun research at London College of Communication.