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Okkyung Lee, David Lacey & Gavin Prior, Withering Zithering
@ The Twisted Pepper (upstairs)
Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 20:00
Price : €8

There will be 3 sets:
Withering Zithering
Okkyung Lee Solo Cello
Okkyung Lee/David Lacey/Gavin Prior Trio

A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. with her solid classical training as a foundation, she incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.

since moving to new york in 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as laurie anderson, carla bozulich, john butcher, nels cline, chris corsano, axel dörner, john edwards, carlos giffoni, vijay iyer, urs leimgruber, thurston moore, ikue mori, lawrence d. “butch” morris, evan parker, wadada leo smith, tyshawn sorey, c spencer yeh and john zorn to name a few.

Okkyung has released the following albums: her debut album as a leader, nihm on tzadik; a duo recording with christian marclay, rubbings on my cat is an alien (lp)/ a silnet place (cd); solo cello album i saw the ghost of an unknown soul and it said… on ecstatic peace!; check for monsters with steve beresford and peter evans on emanem. recently she finished working on her follow up album noisy love songs for tzadik, duo lp anicca with phil minton for dancing wayang. also she has recorded a trio album with evan parker and peter evans and a duo with paul lytton earlier this year.

Thurston Moore/Okkyung Lee/Ikue Mori Trio

Okkyung Lee and Christian Marclay

Okkyung Lee on Facebook

David Lacey is a musician from Dublin. He uses drumset, crude electronics, found objects and cassettes. He plays regularly with Rob Casey, Fergus Kelly, Cian Nugent and Paul Vogel and in the bands Chip Shop Music and Legion of Two. Previous collaborations include Rhodri Davies, Annette Krebs, Keith Rowe and Mark Wastell. Since 2005, he has been a co-curator of the i-and-e festival of improvised and contemporary music. Recent projects have included a duo with Patrick Farmer and a two-band collaboration between Chip Ship Music and Barcelona trio Atalon.

Gavin Prior is known to some as a member of United Bible Studies. He currently plays in Toymonger and is working on the debut album of his newest band Sabre Series. His improvising career began with Murmansk formed after an improv workshop with Eddie Prevost of AMM. Since then he has improvised in Ireland and Europe with Sean Meehan, Daivd Lacey, Rhodri Davies, Mick O'Sea, Paul Flaherty Paul Vogel, Dennis McNulty, Paul Roe, Tuula Voutilainen and Francis Heery, among others. Using tabletop guitar/bass, feedback loops and his own circuit bent instruments he continues to span the spectrum from lower case improvising to full-on noise. He is a co-founder of the Deserted Village label

Gavin Prior Carpark Video


Under a new guise for Ed Devane, an Irish producer who pushes his sound and his audience into new areas of listenership; Withering Zithering is the result of his noise influenced drone experimentation with the zither instrument.

Not content with performing and recording his work with the stringed zither, he construct his own bespoke instruments, further enforcing his experimental approach to sound production and design.

Rightfully described as stunning ambience by Acre; Shattered Sense of Calm is both fittingly titled and a sublime listen that rewards those who take the time to delve into its landscape.

"Great stuff from a label and artist both regarded by us at Darkfloor as essential listening." - DVNT [Darkfloor]