Trans/Human + Birchall/Saso + Jim Ghedi
Employing several noise making devices and techniques in their performances, including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience. Through their collaboration the duo sought to reflect their inclination towards creating ritualized sonic and visual experiences via a series of improvised performances, resulting in releases, The 8 Hour Dance (The Audacious Art Experiment 2011) and The Wider (Blackest Rainbow 2012). Their latest LP, The (Un)Expected, recorded at Audacious Space, Sheffield, came out on The Audacious Art Experiment in March 2014.
Trans/Human’s exploratory approach led to important collaborations with New Aktionist artists Nick Kilby and Kris Kanavan. Throughout 2012/13 Trans/Human developed their performances to use the artist’s body as a conduit between noise and audience.
Trans/Human tour the UK and Europe often, including appearances at the Festival de M.A.I. in Nice alongside Jean Marc Montera (2012), Tapette Fest in Bretagne (2012), Festival of the Mind, Sheffield (September 2012) and SpaceFest in Gdansk (2013). In March 2013, Trans/Human headed out to the west coast of Scotland in the Audacious Mobile Research Library (A.M.R.L.). They roamed in their motor home, collecting rogue radio frequencies and playing a number of isolated and impromptu performances.
Birchall/Saso are a Manchester/Madrid duo featuring recent resident of Manchester’s fantastic PENTHOUSE institute David Birchall (Guitar & Objects) and Javier Saso (Obsolete machines and metals).
Jim Ghedi is an experimental musician working with guitar and alto saxophone amplified through a varied selection of electronic pedals and frequency manipulations, alongside samplers & a drum machine