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Frise Lumière, Semay Wu

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Frise Lumière is a personal project of Ludovic Gerst, refining the instrumentation to the bass alone. Music for Bass.

Everything comes from raw textures, a noise, a note… like a voiceless chant trying to come to life, to cast itself out of a body, out of a mouth, out of this page, this bass. Hit, stroke, hijacked, refined to only itself, this instrument becomes both melodic and rhythmic, turning into percussion, letting through other voices, other breaths…

 

Links New Album: 

 

A1 : https://on.soundcloud.com/6aLN9

A2 : https://on.soundcloud.com/Lu1tJ

A4 : https://on.soundcloud.com/Dajkc

 

Semay Wu will be presenting a solo performance with cello, objects and electronics. Having lived and worked in numerous musical directions for many years, Semay Wu’s begrudgingly faithful cello still remains at her side: from Merseyside, to Manchester, to The Netherlands, and now to Central Scotland. Always trying to push age-old boundaries of how the instrument is viewed and heard, her focus has led her to explore further collaborative and everyday improvisations, blending electronics with mixed media and a variety of gestural art disciplines. 

 

‘Raspberry Hotel’ is Semay’s first foray into recorded solo work, and was released in Nov 2022. Semay has performed much with the same setup, notably at Tectonics Festival in Glasgow, and the Newcastle Jazz and Improvised Music Festival, both in 2023. 

 

Links: 

 

Raspberry Hotel (release): https://akashicrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/raspberry-hotel

Sharmanka (release): https://scatterarchive.bandcamp.com/album/sharmanka

Tectonics Festival 2023 (live performance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hnl940sl4A

Website: https://semaywu.com/

Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Organizer

New River Studios

Venue

New River Studios
199 Eade Road
London, England N4 1DN United Kingdom
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