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Nate Wooley & Paul Lytton + Support

Sun 15 May 2011 // 20:00

(Sun 15th May / 8pm / £8 door, £6 advance)

The duo of Paul Lytton and Nate Wooley have established themselves as one of the most exciting improvising duos working today, a restlessly inventive pairing who resolutely refuse all musical cliché in their search for new forms of sound and expression.

“it’s as if Lytton is cranking up a jackhammer, or commanding a demolition squad, rather than working behind a drum kit. Meanwhile, a possessed Wooley resurrects a Takashi Miike-esque demon-growl with his horn.” - Elliott Sharp, Killed in Cars


According to Evan Parker, Paul Lytton is “happiest with the weirdest shit possible - that's where he seems to really love it.” One of the pioneers of European improvised music, Lytton is a percussion innovator who radically expanded the drum kit with the introduction of amplification and electronics. An incredibly sensitive and selfless improviser, he has collaborated recently with the likes of Ken Vandermark, C Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Agusti Fernandez and Ikue Mori, as well as being an essential interlocutor for Evan Parker for over forty years in their long standing duo, the legendary trio with Barry Guy, and with Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble.


Nate Wooley is one of the rising stars of the American experimental scene, a trumpet virtuoso whose musical explorations have taken him through ecstatic jazz, free improvisation, drone composition, and noise into a place very much his own, characterised by intense dynamics, an acute awareness of space, and a complex and organic sense of structure. Recent collaborators include John Zorn, Chris Corsano, Akron/Family, Peter Evans, Wolf Eyes, Joe Morris, and Evan Parker.
Very special local support tbc