Concert: Ex-Easter Island Head
Friday 13 October 19:00
Piel View House, Barrow Park LA13 9DB
FREE Event pre-booking essential -
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Long-time pals of Full of Noises - Ex-Easter Island Head are coming back to Barrow!
Ex-Easter Island Head (2009-) are a UK-based musical collective composing and performing music for solid body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.
Primarily performing as a quartet, the group incorporates multiple electric guitars augmented through mechanical preparations and extended techniques to create works that explore group interplay, repetition and melodic invention through purposefully limited means.
Their records Mallet Guitars One –Three, Large Electric Ensemble and Twenty-Two Strings have been released to significant critical acclaim from the likes of The Wire, Pitchfork, the Quietus and the New York Times.
The group have received airplay on the BBC, ABC and more with their music favourably compared to the likes of Steve Reich, Glenn Branca and John Cage. Their two volumes of library and production music for EMI/KPM – Mechanical Landscapes One and Two - have seen use on television and radio productions internationally.
Performances have taken place in venues ranging from the tiny Scottish island of Iona to a 150-year old brewery in Berlin and include appearances at Stewart Lee's ATP, Supersonic and Le Guess Who? festivals. Tours have included the UK, EU and Japan.
Collaborators include the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Immix Ensemble and composer Arnold Dreyblatt. Between 2012-2017 they created two “Large Electric Ensembles”, bringing together musicians from Nottingham, Manchester and Salford's experimental music scenes to create ambitious concert pieces for up to 20 players.
In 2019 the group joined forces with Laura Cannell, Charles Hayward and Andre Bosman to release the critically acclaimed collaborative album Whistling Arrow on God Unknown records.
The group are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album and continuing in their pursuit of new sounds and creative strategies.
Ex-Easter Island Head:
Benjamin D. Duvall, Benjamin Fair, Jonathan Hering, Andrew PM Hunt
Doors open 19:00 for 19:30 prompt start
We are a small venue. If you arrive after 1930 you may have to wait for the interval before being admitted to the performance space.
Drinks by cash donation
Directions and Information
Piel View House, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 9DB
Access to the venue is by foot.
Parking: There is one designated accessible parking space, to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter from the park gate by Park Drive junction bus stop (by the Baptist Church)
Walk route is 2 mins signposted from here.
We have a no pets policy within the premises. Assistance dogs are welcome.