American multi-instrumentalist and composer Robert Stillman performs with percussionist Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny/Sons of Kemmet) on opening night.
Percussionist and tabla player Sarathy Korwar (under moniker ‘Rathisa’) in an experimental set with electronic maestro Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming/Soccer96).
Performance was accompanied by sound installation ‘Sui Generis’. Artist - Josh Cannon. A tape machine connected to a motion capture camera with facial recognition capabilities generated soundscapes in response to facial expressions.
Brainchild of Kevin Morpurgo (Dandelion/NTS/Radio Margate), Open Jack is a night of improvised jamming for experimental musicians to gather with like-minded individuals and explore the possibilities of free-form music.
Musicians and spectators equally welcome, this is a rolling, free-to-attend gathering of ‘sonic geeks’.
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In partnership with Trestle records, ‘The Guitar and Other Machines’ showcased an array of Guitar-led performances from Leo Abrahams, Adam Coney, Nick Siddal, Dean Valentine-Smith, Ross downes & Tout.
Walking us through a spectrum of Electro / Kraut / Americana and Ambient Classical Improv, each performance reframed the classic instrument in different ways - with the help of everything from pedals and beat machines, to computer programs to left-field accompanying instruments.