UNITED BIBLE STUDIES (Album Launch), JOZEF VAN WISSEM, CIAN NUGENT, BOYS OF SUMMER
@ Dublin: The Boom Boom Room, O'Connel st,
Wednesday 22 April 2009 at 20:30
Price : €10/15
UNITED BIBLE STUDIES www.myspace.com/unitedbiblestudies
JOZEF VAN WISSEM www.myspace.com/vanwissem
CIAN NUGENT www.myspace.com/ciannugent
BOYS OF SUMMER www.myspace.com/munitionsfamily
10 Euro or 15 Euro with a copy of the CD
JOZEF VAN WISSEM
When Jozef Van Wissem played Dublin for the first time in 2007 it was with UBS and Cian Nugent. His Incunabulum label co-released the set Cian played that night and now he will be recording an album with UBS when he is in Dublin.
"Composer-lute player Jozef Van Wissem is renowned for his unusual approach of the Renaissance and Baroque lute. He cuts and pastes classical pieces, reverses melodies, adds electronics and processed field recordings made at airport lounges and train stations. creating an unheard amalgam of contemporary folk and late Renaissance music. Although Van Wissem uses subtle electronic sound manipulation, he has largely stayed faithful to the particular timbre, resonance and playing technique of the lute. He also composes his own pieces for lute, using palindromes and mirrored structures. His music therefore does not have a traditional linear progression, nor leads to a climax, it rather stays on the same level of intensity. His music is quiet and not so much demands concentrated listening, as it will bring the listener in a state of concentrated listening. Van Wissem runs the Incunabulum record label, and performs extensively around the world. He has worked with Tetuzi Akiyama, Maurizio Bianchi and James Blackshaw. With Blackshaw he has formed Brethren of the Free Spirit ( Important Records)
HYPNOTIC MINIMALIST FIGURES SEEM TO BREEZE ACROSS MUSICAL BOUNDARIES WITH EFFORTLESS FLUENCY' - PITCHFORK
“Jozef van Wissem has been slowly reinventing the lute for the last three decades. Among the slew of fast-picking, fancy-fretting guitar players so prevalent today, his lute’s voice is a quiet oasis, and Stations of the Cross a small masterpiece”. The Wire
Jozef van Wissem -Tijuana Round on youtube
Talented young guitar player Cian Nugent plays instrumental guitar music with many folk and experimental influences. His exploratory style of playing has earned him comparisons to Robbie Basho and John Fahey. Recently he has toured with Jozef VanWissen and James Blackshaw and will feature on an upcoming compilation from legendary folk label Tompkins Square.
BOYS OF SUMMER
A duo of Andrew Fogarty (Toymonger, Weil Rats) and Ivan Pawle (Sea Dog, UBS, Scented Candle) who have recently been playing with Paul G Smyth (The Jimmy Cake). They play analogue synths and are, at times, reminiscent of Tangerine Dream but traverse much darker territory.