Double Duo : Adam Bohman/Adrian Northover Bruno Guastalla/Martin Hackett plus Fractofusus

Date(s) - May 7, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Albion Beatnik Bookshop


Adam Bohman/Adrian Northover Bruno Guastalla/Martin Hackett

Adam Bohman (sound table) and Martin Hackett (analogue synthesiser) have a longstanding duo partnership and are joined tonight by two of their other respective duo partners, Adrian Northover (saxes) and Bruno Guastalla (cello), for a second quartet outing following their debut at London’s Horse Improv Club in 2012.

Adam Bohman has been developing his unique and utterly original style of improvised bruitisme for over twenty years. Starting as one half of the Bohman Brothers, and incorporating text and occasionally trumpet into his many recordings, he has become one of the most recognisable figures on the international improvising scene.

Adrian Northover’s wide-ranging practice takes in Jazz, African and Indian music as well as free improvisation. His agile and linear playing provides an unexpected and fascinating foil to Adam’s gritty textural approach.

Guastalla and Hackett are well known locally as members of the Oxford Improvisers Orchestra and of various small groups in the Oxford area, and have played in a variety of improvisation and contemporary classical contexts in this country and internationally.

(photo : Fergus Kelly)


Fractofusus create a world of tree sound. The vibrations, the waves, the sounds that surround them- a bee buzzing, whishing wind, the touch of rain on a leaf, an aphid’s wing, a crawling insect. This collection of improvisations will open your ears to a sensory sound of trees.

Musicians: Anne L Ryan (voice/vocals, crystal bowl), Camilla Cantata(trombone/piano/vocals), Jill Elliott (fiddles/vocals), Trish Elphinstone(saxophone/vocals), Amy Thakurdas (french horn, tibetan bowls, percussion, voice)


This event is fully booked.