Live Music Session #21 – Stereocilia + Grasslands

Thursday 22nd February’s live session features the drone rock and live composition of Stereocilia.

Stereocilia Feb 18 Tupp WEBStereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.

His live show is centered around a visual backdrop he has created, with the improvisation acting as a live soundtrack. Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100 piece guitar Orchestras. In 2012 at the Biennial festival in Liverpool cathedral performing ‘A Crimson Grail’, San Francisco 2013 and Birmingham 2014 both performing ‘A Secret Rose’.

John’s Debut album Mumurations came out on his Echoic Memory Label in November 2013, bookended by two E.P’s and a string of compilation appearances. 2016 saw the release of his second album, The Road to the Unconscious Past. In 2017 he released 2 E.P’s, one on Low Point, the other on Champion Version. His Latest album, ‘Hive Mind’ is out now on Drone Rock Records.

Grasslands is Swindon based musician/producer and ecologist Tom Haynes. Grasslands is a fusion of alternative rock, electronica, found sounds and folk pollinated with information about meadows, grasses and the environment. Grasslands performs in both electronic form, with his rig of synths, samplers and DJ decks; and as a more gentle acoustic act with acoustic guitar and occasional samples.

Grasslands also composes DJ mixes, remixes and soundtracks including Danuki Grasshopper’s theatre production of Orwell’s 1984.

Tom also performs as part of the electronic duo No Side Effects, and the cinematic folk duo GrassGoblin

Entry Free, artist tips encouraged. Music from around 8.30pm 18+

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