ELODIE (ANDREW CHALK / TIMO VAN LUIJK / TOM JAMES SCOTT) + REIZEN
ELODIE (ANDREW CHALK / TIMO VAN LUIJK / TOM JAMES SCOTT)
Andrew Chalk and Timo van Luijk made their first firm steps as a duo with 2011's 'Echos Pastoraux' (La Scie Doree). A collection of short fragments, the album had the sentiments of a homely sketchbook memory. Since then they have released a steady string of albums incorporating an elaborate repertoire of delicate acoustic and electronic sounds, weaving a rich tapestry of impressionistic pastel shades and shimmering opalescent rays. In concert, Chalk and van Luijk focus their attention on one or two chosen instruments and naturally employ a more reductionist approach, allowing slow phrases to intertwine and repeat through the duration. At Fuse they will be joined by Tom James Scott who has collaborated with them a number of times in the past, both on record and in a live setting.
Andrew Chalk is an artist and musician based in Hull. Restlessly active since the mid 1980s, he has built a breathtaking and highly acclaimed body of work under an elusive series of guises. These include releases under his own name; as Ferial Confine; and through a wide range of collaborations, spanning from Mirror (alongside Christoph Heeman) and with David Jackman’s Organum, to work with The New Blockaders and a cassette release for legendary UK noise label Broken Flag.
In recent years Chalk has become increasingly synonymous with the output of his own Faraway Press imprint, which has painstakingly governed the release of an ever-more-mesmerising accumulation of super-limited edition CDs and LPs. Sumptuously, almost ritualistically designed and packaged, these gorgeously esoteric artifacts bear visuals which stand alone as artworks in the true sense, but which also offer flickering insight into the enveloping subtlety of the minutely crafted sound-worlds within.
TIMO VAN LUIJK
Originally from Finland but now resident in Belgium, Timo van Luijk is an autodidact sound artist/composing improviser working with acoustic instruments (strings, wind, percussion) and various (sound) objects.
He started his musical excursions with some obscure local projects in the mid 80's and following sound studies/research he formed the experimental music/multimedia collective Noise-Maker's Fifes together with Geert Feytons in 1989. Simultaneously he slowly developed his personal musical activities as Af Ursin with regular releases since 1996.
Apart from his solo work he has done frequent collaborations with Christoph Heemann (In Camera) and Limpe Fuchs, Kris Vanderstraeten, Raymond Dijkstra (Asra), Andrew Chalk (Elodie), Frederik Croene and is member of the group Onde together with Greg Jacobs and Marc Wroblewski (both from Noise Maker's Fifes).
TOM JAMES SCOTT
Tom James Scott is an instrumentalist, composer and improviser currently residing in North-West England, UK.
Scott's early interest in music was informed as much by a fascination with sound and improvisation as it was by traditional musical training, and his work continues to explore both lyrical and abstract means of sound making and composition. Since 2007's 'Red Deer', Scott's solo releases to date have seen a switch between guitar, piano and keyboard as their focal point (often with the addition of bowed objects and strings, field recording and electronics). United by a preoccupation with modern composition, traditional music, improvisation and song, Scott's recorded work also draws inspiration from visual and literary sources, with certain titles often citing a now largely archaic form of dialect particular to Scott's home county of Cumbria.
Scott is currently an active member of Charcoal Owls (with vocalist Russell Walker), and continues to collaborate widely with artists including Andrew Chalk, Timo Van Luijk and Jean-Noël Rebilly, releasing music both on his own Skire imprint and other labels including Where To Now?, Carnivals, Alter, Night School, Bo'Weavil Recordings, and Night People.
Musician who lives in Tokyo, Japan. 2013 Performed in Sweden (Fylkingen and other), 2014 Thailand, 2015 UK (TUSK Festival).
“Reizen takes inspiration from Andrew Chalk’s stately environmental recordings and transposes the approach to solo electric guitar using looped phrases and a variety of strategies that range from bowed/teased string work through full-on psych face-offs.” – Volcanic Tongue