Lawrence Casserley

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He is best known for his work in free improvised music, particularly real-time processing of other musicians’ sound, and he has devised a special computer processing instrument for this work. He has worked with many of the finest improvisers, particularly Evan Parker, with whom he works frequently as a duo partner, in various larger groupings and in the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. He also works as a soloist, processing sounds from voice, percussion and home-made instruments.

Viv Corringham

Viv Corringham (voice) is a US based British vocalist and sound artist, who has been described as “a vital force in improvised music since the late 1970s” (Corey Mwamba, BBC Radio 3).

She has been cutting her own distinctive path ranging across free improvisation, Greek Rembetika, soundscapes and spontaneously created songs. Work includes concerts, soundwalks, workshops and installations. She is a certified teacher of Deep Listening, having studied with composer Pauline Oliveros, and holds an MA in Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London.

Geoff Eales

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Born in Aberbargoed, pianist, composer and improviser Geoff Eales has enjoyed an incredibly varied music career. At Cardiff University he studied composition with Alun Hoddinott and piano with Martin Jones. He was awarded a Ph.D for his large-scale work An American Symphony and his setting of Dylan Thomas’ poem In the Beginning for tenor, horn and piano. Geoff has also written a piano concerto, string quartet, brass quintet and A Sussex Rhapsody, the latter commissioned by the BBC.

Susanna Ferrar

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Susanna Ferrar is a violinist with a special interest in site-specific improvisation. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and one of HT Ferrar’s grandchildren. She undertook her Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS) at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2011-12, and, during this time, saw many of the places first visited and named by the men of “Discovery”. She has played her violin in Scott’s hut in Antarctica.

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