The Orchestra Pit The Orchestra Pit

May 2009

Mark Braby, Andy Coules and Shaun Hendry present the latest in an ongoing series of genuinely alternative after-office live entertainments. Admission is free to members (show your membership card) otherwise sign in for membership. Donations, to the performers, will be sought.

Friday 29th May


Performed at the fifty first Scaledown (in no particular order):

Lost Robots - Orchestra Pit favourites Lost Robots return to Scaledown to show us their quieter, more sensitive side, with a set based in acoustic improvisation.

Amy Kohn - pianist and singer Amy was gonna sail over from New York aboard her Chicago-made Conover baby grand, that was until we explained we wouldn't be able to get it up the stairs, so likely we shall be treated to accordion backed renditions of her wonderfully poetic tales of orange-shaped heartache, flight simulators, and Brazilian neon.

Isnaj Dui - a firm favourite of the Scaledown organisation, we are very pleased to welcome back Katie English in her guise as Isnaj Dui, who promises a sonic duvet complete with a hip flask of tea - an infusion of tranquil melodies and loops with a dark edge, creating minimal yet dense textures that weave in and out of eachother.

Watson, Marsh, and May - The free jazz improv trio makes a welcome return to scaledown. Ian R Watson: trumpet and effects, Peter Marsh: double bass, Paul May: drums.

Micko Westmoreland - A subtle cocktail of unpleasant emotions, betrayal, jealousy, abandonment and unrequited love. Phrase songs with machines.