‘Three Draft Pistons’ Waschmann/Taylor

Date(s) - February 21, 2017
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Albion Beatnik Bookshop


Philipp Wachsmann has worked with improvisation, the violin, and with electronics since 1970. This performance will relate to a performance in the later 70’s called ‘Three Draft Pistons’ (ref The Glass by Marcel Duchamps) using visuals tape and live playing, adapted here to the smaller space and ‘now’.

In fact the original performance was in a concert in the Purcell Room, London in which Trevor Taylor also performed new work and also used bio feedback, and played his instrument at a distance of cover 15 feet.

The photo is of a recent performance at the Café Oto where the reprint of the Musics Magazine (1975-1979) was launched.

Philipp Wachsmann has performed with many of the main figures in improvisation and values the superb music of the Oxford Improvisers. He has made many recordings (Bead, ECM, FMR and many other labels).

Trevor Taylor started FMR Records in 1987 but has been  promoting music for 40 years, as well as being a practicing musician with 50 years experience. In the 70’s he started the ground breaking ‘Spiral Arts’ series of contemporary music at the Balmoral Arts Centre, and the ‘Music in Our Time’ series at the Palace Theatre. Later he collaborated wth Chas Mumford programming  ‘The Jazzbar’, a weekly jazz meet at The Cliff’s Pavilion that ran for 17 years, 4 Years of the Southend Jazz Festival (that featured esteemed international artists such as American vibraharpist Gary Burton, amongst others). His recent promotional activities also include Jazz 825, FMR Records, a record label with 500 releases. He has also recorded about 50 cds

£9 / £6

Tickets are available in advance and on the door.