a London-based four-piece ensemble whose live performance
combines use of samplers, electronic instruments, computers
and video projection. The music is stuctured but spontaneous.
Against the grain of the recent trend for musicians
providing soundtracks to existing films, the video images
are created in live response to the music performance.
They combine a diverse range of influences from dance
music to improvisation, folk, and punk, while maintaining
a love and knowledge of the experimental genre from
the Schaeffer & Henry experiments of the 1940's to the
laptop number crunchers of this century. Their use of
sampling is not based on knowing plunderphonics, though,
but on play - and play can be a subversive activity.
have appeared at a range of international festivals
and events including Impakt2000 in Utrecht, Holland,
'Ulrichsberger Kalaedophon' and Konfrontationen festivals
in Austria, and were part of the 'Spletizizerz'
collaborative project in Cologne last September. They
have an album 'Ticklish' available on Cologne based
label Grob, and an ep and upcoming album on the Parisian
"Phil Durrant..one of Englands treasures.."
- Sound Projector
is a highly accomplished musician whose work crosses
the boundaries between dance electronica, and improvisation.
He is a member of the influential collective 'MIMEO',
and has worked with musicians such as Derek Bailey,
Evan Parker, Kaffe Matthews, Grooverider, Shut up and
Dance, John Zorn, Phil Minton, Tom Corra, Peter Rehberg,
Christian Fennesz and many, many others. Recently he
has collaborated with dance choreographers including
Maxine Doyle, Gill Clarke and Suzanne Thomas.
Richard Sanderson is a singer-song writer and host of
the eclectic London live performance club 'Baggage Reclaim'.
A CD of his songs - Half Empty is out this autumn, on
the Penthouse Hotplate imprint. As well as working with
Ticklish he is member of improvising group 'Calcite
z' and art-tribute outfit The Hideous Replicas. A keen
enthusiast of English folk music, he is currently learning
the accordion. More information can be obtained at www.bagrec.com
"An artist whose next move should be carefully watched..."
- The Wire
member of eighties quartet Stump, Kev Hopper has moved
from rock beginnings to diverse musical experimentation
including mastery of the musical saw which has led to
appearances on film and TV. In addition to this he has
worked with Sterolab and Sean O'Hagan and The High Llamas.
He has made four solo albums - Stolen Jewels, Spoonbung,
Whispering Foils, and Saurus. The last two are available
in the UK on Duophonic and Drag City respectively.
"...scopac's subtle visual distortions..." -The Wire
(aka scopac) is an artist who performs with moving images,
often in collaboration with musicians and sound artists.
As well as performing with Ticklish, he has worked with
artists including Sean O'Hagan and The High Llamas,
Steve Beresford, Toshimaru Nakamura, David Cunningham,
Apache 61. His duo with Phil Durrant - scopac versus
sowari performed at Tate Britain last September, and
at the ISEA festival in Nagoya in October. Recently
he co-curated 'motor:show' at 'proof' in Bermondsey,
showing work by Hayley Newman, Brian Catling, Brown
Sierra, Tina Frank, and others.