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Tom Chant & Otomo Yoshihide

Friday 5 January 2007 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a studio session pairing saxophonist Tom Chant with turntablist/guitarist Otomo Yoshihide.


1 hour 15 minutes



Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall

Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
e-mail mixing.it@bbc.co.uk

Friday 5th January 2007, 10.15pm

DJ Yves St Laurent:
Leave that electronic dog alone (0'49")
Founded by Solypsis in 2005, the aim of the Digital Vomit label was to create an entirely democratic record label. There have been seven releases so far, one of which still to be released, and in addition to compilations, they also release artists such as Solypsis, I Could Do Better Than That and Chau Project.
Album: Various - Can Buy me Love 3
Digital Vomit promo

Field Music:
Working to Work (2'49")
Field Music (songwriting brothers Peter and David Brewis plus keyboard manipulator Andrew Moore) are a trio from Sunderland. This is their second album, and has a (possibly unintentional) unifying theme. Something along the lines of "There's no place like home, but how come I don't always feel 'at home', and what does that mean anyway?" Lyrically, Tones of Town, presents itself as a collection of missives from a generation who don't want to complain because they're well aware that they've never had it so good, but who nonetheless feel somewhat dislocated; geographically, socially, personally, from each other, from their jobs, from supermarkets, from indie music and from television.
Album: Tones of Town
Memphis Industries MI074CDR

Martin Pyne:
Stringing the Bow (4'54")
Percussionist Martin Pyne has experience in a wide range of musical styles, from classical to jazz and pop, and is the composer of a catalogue of solo piano works and chamber compositions. For some time music for conteporary dance has been his main focus. His music for choreographer Sheron Wray has been heard at Sadlers Wells and The Royal Operta House. Live electronics and sampling are now an integral part of his performance set up.
Album: Long Voyage Home
Tall Guy Records TG002

Flute Force:
"Crimson Clash" from Land of the Farther Suns (7'44")
Flute Force is America's foremost flute quartet. For this release, eyewitness, they are joined by radio personality and author, Garrison Keillor, reading poems of Steven Crane, and the noted Meridian String Quartet.
Album: Eyewitness
Innova 556

Tom Chant/Otomo Yoshihide:
Improvisation 1
dur: 14'28
Tom Chant (soprano saxophone)
Otomo Yoshihide (turntable and electric guitar)
Mixing It session

of Montreal:
Bunny ain't no kind of rider (3'50")
The brainchild of singer/guitarist Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal was among the second wave of bands to emerge from the sprawling Elephant 6 collective. A native of Athens, Georgia, Barnes formed the group following a failed romance with a woman from Montreal. After several moves to various cities and states, Barnes again found himself living in Athens. Once back home, he began collaborating with bassist/vocalist Bryan Poole (Elf Power) and drummer/vocalist Derek Almstead (Circulatory System). Together they recorded the band's debut album, Cherry Peel, released by Bar/None in 1997
Album: Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer?
Polyvinyl PRC1242

Project perfect:
The Down Time (5'04")
One of Portland's most dynamic experimental duos during their
time, Project Perfect have remained (mostly) shrouded in mystery. Most
active between 2001-2004, the band performed frequently and performatively (appearing on stage in costume, with dancers, or in collaboration with other groups.)
Album: PM+
Community Library CL11

Joe Driscoll:
Grass will overcome (2'43")
Joe Driscoll is a modern day one-man-band, fusing folk, funk, hiphop and reggae. Originally from New York, Joe lives in London now and is famous for performing live using a delay pedal as a sampler to build multi-layered loops using only his voice and guitar.
Album: Origin Myths
Buttercuts BUTT017

Mira Calix:
Protean 2'30"
Eyes Set Against The Sun is Mira Calix's third 'studio' album after OneOnOne (2000) and Skimskitta (2003). The three years between albums is largely due to the profusion of commissions and engagements Calix has been undertaking for a range of European arts bodies and institutions - from Geneva's Natural History Musuem (Nunu, a 30-minute piece made using the sounds of insects), to London's Barbican (a site-specific piece to mark the opening of their Gallery), to music for a dance piece by Spain's Compania National de Danz.
Album: Eyes Set Against The Sun
Warp CD150P

Tom Chant/Otomo Yoshihide:
Improvisation 2
dur: 7'18
Tom Chant (tenor saxophone)
Otomo Yoshihide (electric guitar and turntable)

Tokyo Police Club:
Citizens of tomorrow (2'44")
At the start of high school David Monks (Vocals, Bass), Josh Hook (Guitar), Graham Wright (Keyboards) and Greg Alsop (Drums) started learning to play together from scratch. 'Tokyo Police Club' featured as a lyric, according to Monks: "it's justified as the band name in its own ridiculousness."
Album: A Lesson in Crime
Paper Bag promo

Melon (7'24")
Huntsville is the trio of Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften and Ingar Zach. Grydeland and Zach founded the Sofa label for impovised music in 2000 and appear together and in various projects on several of the label´s releases. They have worked with Kluften since 1998, as the core of improvising ensemble No Spaghetti Edition. Huntsville contrasts sharply with their earlier work, and on the evidence of "For The Middle Class", reveals a quite different, more groove-based approach with strong elements of composition. Musically there are traces from folk, country, Indian ragas contemporary music and more, resulting in an original and highly intriguing blend of instrumental approaches.
Album: For the Middle Class
Rune Grammofon RCD2058

15 Seconds of Fame (0'15")
See above for details
Album: Various - Can Buy me Love 3
Digital Vomit promo

Forthcoming on Mixing It:
12 January - All CD
19 January - All CD
26 January - All CD
2 February - Report from Berlin
9 February - All CD

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