18th March 2005
The tenth Scaledown night featured live performances from:
Richard of Hume - A set of short songs and instrumentals (voice/laptop/melodeon). Richard of Hume's 1st EP, "Pinhole" is to be released by R-Bennig records in April.
Monster Bobby - Bobby's songs are delightful miniatures, fragile and frantic and belted out on plangent acoustic guitar and cockeyed sampler. Bobby will probably fit more songs, and emotions into his allotted 15 minutes than anybody else at Scaledown!
Leo Whetter - Guitarist in The Black Madonnas, Piney Gir's Country Roadshow and Polyphonic Man. Creates original soundscapes in real time. Picking on influences from Fripp (obviously), to Chic, to Santo & Johnny, to Def Leppard.
Sylvia Hallett & Wilfred Gibson - A set of duos performed on Hardinger fiddles. The Hardinger fiddle is a Norwegian instrument that includes four or five sympathetic strings that resonate beneath the fingerboard adding echoing overtones. It's rare enough to hear one of these beautiful instruments - we're offering two!
Paul Rubinstein - Produces unique, off-kilter, rather beautiful and eerie songs lead by voice and piano. Unusual, challenging and most enjoyable.
Augst/Knuppel/Schmidt - A Scaledown exclusive! The only UK gig by this extraordinary trio of German musicians - Oliver Augst (vocals), Gregor Knuppel (violin and electronics) and Tobias Schmitt (Electronics). The charismatic Augst works in experimental theatre, sound art, folk music and free-improv and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Blixa Bargeld and the great accordionist Rudiger Carl (for FMP). Don't miss this amazing collaboration.