Two gigs + live recording with Saxoctopus

I’m looking forward to playing at ‘LUME Presents…’ at the Vortex this Sunday 7th December with Saxoctopus, a saxophone octet that ‘showcases original compositions by its members, as well as being a vehicle for exploring graphic scores and guided group improvisation.’ We’ll be sharing the bill with Alphabets, a new trio with Hannah Marshall, Nick Malcolm and Lauren Kinsella. Read more about the ‘LUME Presents…’ series on our website. Both sets will be recorded live by Alex Bonney, which is pretty exciting stuff!

Buy advance tickets for the Vortex HERE

On Tuesday 9th we’ll be travelling up to Derby to play at Corey Mwamba’s Family Album. You could even call it a mini tour!

Buy advance tickets for Family Album HERE

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Saxoctopus is:

Julie Kjaer – alto
Oliver Dover – alto
Dee Byrne – alto
Rachel Musson – tenor
Tom Ward – tenor
Sam Andreae – tenor
Cath Roberts – baritone
Colin Webster – baritone

Recording with Deemer

Deemer – an experimental duo which blurs the boundaries between sound art, electronics and improvisation – had a great recording session last week in a space we’ve been using to rehearse since the beginning of September. The ‘Jamestown Road Sessions’ will be released in 2015 as audio/visual document of our explorations.


Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards

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Photos by Tom Ward

Gigs with Deemer & Entropi @ LUME for EFGLJF

I really enjoyed playing with Deemer and Entropi at LUME for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. I’m looking forward to releasing debut albums for both projects in 2015.

Watch this space for updates!

 

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Three nights @ LUME for the EFG London Jazz Festival!

I am really excited about our three night special at LUME (Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, Hoxton) for the EFG London Jazz Festival. It’s gonna be mega!

Kicking off proceedings on Tuesday 18th we have a double bill with Ripsaw Catfish (Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter) and their project ‘Shoaling’ + Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore. On Wednesday 19th, Deemer – an electro-acoustic sound art project with myself and Merijn Royaards takes the stage alongside improvising electronics trio duck-rabbit. On Thursday 20th, to round things off we’ve got a HUGE and I mean a HUGE double bill with my band Entropi and Cath Roberts’ fabulous band Quadraceratops. It feels great to have the opportunity to showcase two of my projects and see some of my favourite musicians playing in the intimate setting of Long White Cloud. Oh yes I am very happy indeed!

Tuesday 18th: Ripsaw Catfish & Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore (tickets HERE)

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Wednesday 19th: Deemer & duck-rabbit (tickets HERE)

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Thursday 20th: Entropi & Quadraceratops (tickets HERE)

Dee Byrne + Entropi

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Photo Credits:

Quadraceratops by Alex Bonney

Entropi by Carl Hyde

Deemer by no one (camera on timer!)

Great Entropi gig at the Spice!

Entropi played at The Spice of LIfe in Soho on Thursday 2nd October. Great to play through the tunes from our upcoming album ‘New Era’ to be released next May on the F-IRE label. They’ve got a flashy new neon sign too!

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ENTROPI

Here is a sneak preview of my band Entropi’s debut album, to be released in May 2015 on the F-IRE Presents label!

Deemer: The Acid House

Here’s a taste of Merijn Royaard’s sound art project ‘Acid House’, which Deemer adapted and performed at the Vortex on Sunday 7th September. More videos to come!

Deemer at the Vortex

Very much looking forward to playing at the Vortex with Deemer an experimental improvising/electronics duo with myself and Dutch sound artist Merjin Royaards. We’ve been rehearsing in an empty house in Camden (do those still exist?) all week, which is quite spooky – see photo below. It will be nice to finally move all the gear to the more cordial surroundings of the Vortex ready for our performance tomorrow night!

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Dee Byrne

 

New artwork for LUME!

We LOVE our new LUME artwork!

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Deemer at the Vortex on Sunday 7th September

Deemer – an experimental duo with myself and Dutch sound artist Merijn Royaards – are excited about playing at the Vortex on Sunday 7th September as part of the ‘LUME Presents…’  series. We are also very happy to be sharing the bill with vibraphonist Corey Mwamba! Should be a great evening of experimental and improvised music.

To buy advance tickets click HERE

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards + Deemer