Recursive Space at apiary studios 18/01/14 7-11pm

oliver barrett


Oliver Barrett is a musician and illustrator based in London. Having put out several releases under his ‘Petrels’ moniker on various labels internationally including Denovali, Tartaruga, and Patient Sounds, he recently performed cello on Duane Pitre’s latest album, Bridges. As a composer he has had work commissioned by the BFI, London Word Festival and the Southbank Centre amongst others. A multi-instrumentalist, Barrett’s musical practice spans solo electronics, acoustic improvisation, band work, and sound art, to orchestral arrangements and song, drawing influences from a broad spectrum. For this show he’ll be doing a solo cello and electronics set.

Certainly, this music is almost physically overwhelming at times, such is the intensity of the sound, but it is balanced with moments of delicacy and reflection…" - A Closer Listen

pascal savy


Pascal Savy is an electronic music composer who lives and works in London. He creates organic ambient and drone music as a way to reflect on erosion, transition and decay. He usually eschews melody and rhythm and utilizes tones and noise to explore atmospheres rather than narratives. His work often combines acoustic and electronic sources generated from pick-ups, coils, short-wave radios or FM synthesisers and more recently home made electronics.

 “We can hear the pops, pings, hisses and crackles of electronica, but what remains is an atmosphere of warmth and fullness.” – Tokafi

tropic of coldness


Tropic of Coldness is a Brussels based duo formed in November 2011 by David and Giovanni.

Tropic of Coldness combine improvised guitar-based drones / ambient / electro-acoustics sounds with processed field/ambient recordings.

They released the E.P. Commuting in March 2012, firstly as digital download and then as CD for the label Cathedral Transmissions. “Commuting” has been well received by the press and was included in the The Year’s Best Winter Music 2012 by A Closer Listen and in the Long List of 2012 Best Albums by Fluid Radio. Their second release, Unrelated Causalities, was issued in February 2013 as digital download and as 100 copies limited edition CD-R.

Tropic of Coldness have been performing in different locations (clubs, art galleries,…) across Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, The Netherlands).

And while Tropic of Coldness does indeed make cold music, the story they tell is a vital one with a frail human quality." - Fluid Radio

the inventors of aircraft


The Inventors of Aircraft is the music project of composer / producer / sound-scaper  Phil Tomsett. The Inventors create melodic and evocative sound-worlds with a combination of digital and acoustic instruments with the philosophy being very much ‘the studio is an instrument.’ For this event he will use elements of recent studio work which have been reconfigured into a live set up for an improvised performance. Expect deep clanks and thumps, low key synths and reverb drenched strings.

… the sweeping dark ambient tracks he creates are arresting to say the least." - textura