Concrete Soup – Brian Conniffe meets ¡NO!

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music


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Brian Conniffe is a cross-genre, experimental musician. His work is notable for a style which fuses the darkest psychedelia with disquieting ambience. He has worked with a long list of collaborators covering a diverse stylistic range, from experimental pioneers Nurse With Wound, through a variety of unique improvisation projects, to synthpop acts such as Patrick Kelleher and Catscars. A particular emphasis is on working with visual media and expansive cinematic soundscapes, providing the soundtracks to the feature films The Poorhouse Revisited and Smolt by director Michael Higgins, the latter was the Winner of the IndieCork Award for Innovation in Irish Feature Filmmaking, Indie Cork Film Festival. As usual, ¡NO! will open proceedings with an icebreaker set, after which Brian will perform a solo set, followed by a collaborative set between guest and hosts.

Proponents of “direct improv” (immediate composition beyond genre or style), ¡NO! are Fergus Cullen (guitar, sax, clarinet, other woodwinds, piano), LRC (bass), Jamie Davis (drums), and Graham Montgomery (guitar, Roland Handsonic, effects, keys, percussion, noises). Together or individually, members of the group have performed collaboratively with diverse and iconic figures including Damo Suzuki, Glenn Branca, The Flowers of Hell, fluxus-punk-jazz pioneer Alfred 23 Harth, and Japanese free jazz founding father Itaru Oki. “The monthly Concrete Soup sessions are a bubbling laboratory for some daring experiments in music … Sonic irrigation for the open of mind.” (The Irish Times)



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