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Lamplight Social Records Presents: An Evening of Improvised and Electronic Music
May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5
Lamplight Social Records Presents….
An Evening of Improvised and Electronic Music.
Venue: Wharf Chambers
Bands from 7pm
James Mainwaring Meditations Vol. 1B
Herbie Hopkins (Conduction)
James Mainwaring Meditations Vol. 1BMeditations Vol. 1B explores melodic concepts for improvisation on saxophone, samples and
modular synths accompanied by field recordings, drones, live drums, and audio reactive
visuals. Alongside James the band features drummer Emil Karlsen and modular
synthesist/visual artist Ben Eyes. James Mainwaring is a saxophonist, composer and
improvisor known for his work with Roller Trio (Mercury Prize nominees 2012), Tipping
Point, and Mycorrhiza. He has performed/recorded with John Law’s Congregation, Django
Django, Nduduzo Makathini, Dave Kane, Matthew Bourne, Space Fight, Morten Schantz and
Sean Foran to name a few. Based in Leeds UK, he is a tutor at Leeds Conservatoire and has a
PhD in Composition/Improvisation from the University of York.
Ghost House is abrasive and gripping music, led by the erratic performances of drummer and
producer Jonathan Lodder. Focusing on free expression and being able to make anything he wants,
often working from improvisation, Jonathan creates music that is raw, aggressive and to the point.
Ghost House has featured a plethora of musicians from the UK, and will continue to as Jonathan
composes and creates.
Ghost House’s debut collection of music is “COLLABORATIVE WORKS I” . Jonathan is working
alongside a different artist each month for a year and creating a set of music with each one, in the
form of EPs, remixes, videos and live performances. Ranging from free jazz to black metal and from
spoken word to improvised visual arts – “COLLABORATIVE WORKS I” is a celebration of Jonathan’s
time in Leeds, and the musical scene he has been welcomed into.
Jonny Lodder – drums, electronics
Nika Ticciati – keyboards
Fergus Quill – Bass
Herbie Hopkins Ensemble (Conduction)
Herbie Hopkins is an improviser, composer, and performer in his final year at Leeds
Conservatoire. He is particularly inspired by artists like Bjork and alt-Hip Hop trio ‘Young
Fathers’, to use the voice’s full range of textures and dynamics. He explores this in his
improvisations and compositions by pairing vivid lyrical imagery with varied and
passionate vocal performances, often using multiple vocalists.
Renowned improviser and drummer, Mark Sanders, described Herbie’s improvised
conduction at The Hepworth Wakefield as “adventurous and daring” with “wonderful ideas
and a fearless understanding of how to develop them.”
Watch out for Herbie’s debut album and a collaboration with Leeds City Gallery inspired by
artist Sonia Boyce, both due later this year.
Herbie Hopkins – Conduction/Vocals
Jascha Bingham – Piano
Harry Souter – Bass
Luke Murray – Electric Guitar
Sid Revell – Drums
Teruki Chan – Vocals/percussion
Oliver Bolton – Bocals