Birchall / Smal / Webster
Former resident artist at Manchester’s Penthouse, David Birchall played at Fuse Art Space early last year as part of the Manchester/Madrid duo Birchall/Saso and alongside Trans/Human. We welcome him back under the guise of trio Birchall/Smal/Webster :
David Birchall - Guitar
Rogier Smal - Drums
Colin Webster - Saxophone
DAVID BIRCHALL is one of the most engaging improvising musicians currently in the UK. With his shamanistic approach, and breath-taking technique, he is one of the key figures in the highly fertile improvised music scene in Manchester. David has performed widely in the UK and Europe, and recent collaborators include: Sam Andreae, Andrew Cheetham, THF Drenching, Philip Marks, Otto Willberg, Greta Buitkute, Ollie Brice, and Richard Scott.
ROGIER SMAL is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Currently based in Amsterdam, he plays with different groups, musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Dagora, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Asuna Arashi, Frankie Vis, City Hands, Yedo Gibson, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Cathy Heyden, Ryoko Ono, Daevid Allen, Nora Mulder, Arvind Ganga, Johannes Lunds, Maria Bertel, Don McGreevy and many more..
London based saxophonist COLIN WEBSTER is quickly establishing himself on the European avant-garde scene. Working with a broad range of collaborators, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes - from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries. Colin’s recent collaborators include: Alex Ward, Steve Noble, Dirk Serries, Graham Dunning, Sheik Anorak, and Dead Neanderthals.
UK tour dates:
8th March - Islington Mill, Manchester
9th March - Fuse Gallery, Bradford
10th March - Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
11th March - Cowley club, Brighton
12th March - Hundred Years Gallery, London