John Chantler/Steve Noble/Seymour Wright + Mirrored Lips Utmark Presents:   Landmark  Concert

Double bill at Utmark this night: the new trio Chantler/Noble/ Wright and the loose noise punk band Mirrored Lips.

Tickets: 100 NOK
Concert starts at 21.45

A new trio with electronics, saxophone and drums, Chantler/Noble/ Wright perform a hyper-alert, deftly-poised set of myriad sonic forms from three masters of their craft.

John Chantler is best known for his solo synthesizer recordings and work with pipe organs. His music draws on a domestic reimagining of the traditions of studio based electronic music/musique concrete and 20th century minimalism and delivers this with brash revitalized energy. Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many more. Seymour Wright – a saxophonist, investigator, and artist, who´s practice is about the saxophone – music, history and technique – actual and potential; an on-going, rigorous and exhaustive exploration of the instrument.

The Russian band Mirrored Lips was originally formed as a free jazz project in 2014. The trio, consisting of Alexandra Philippova (guitar), Violetta Gunina (drums) and Liudmila Skochigorova (vocal), is today described as loose noise punk and through magazine press sold as: "Noisy and as urgent as an itch that never seems to scratch". ( Based on a mix of energetic punk and galloping noise rock, their music possesses a fragile energy that is constantly threatening to burst into manic improvisations. Skochigorova's "babbles" between the melody lines, syncopated drums accelerate impatiently with the guitar's dissonant castings, and the political power that connects with the Riot Grrrl movement hampers through a massive mix of text and sound. In an attempt to musical contextualization, Steve Strode in Cruel Nature Records, has described them as follows: "Weird pop sensibilities of Kleenex, tight punk grooves or As Mercenárias or Delta 5 while also channeling the loose feel of English post punk acts such as The Fall and PIL. "After 6 releases on their own label, Mirrored Lips had their debut with UK-based Cruel Nature Records in 2016, and in 2017 they toured throughout England with concerts in London, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Reading etc.

Utmark is Bergen Kunsthalls own concert series.

John Chantler / Steve Noble / Seymour Wright's project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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