Line-up /Robin Storey, Tim Holehouse and Michael Santos
Karlos Elmore and Martin A Smith
A night of soundscapes, improvisation and sonic art in an atmospheric and receptive environment curated by Kailas Elmer and Martin A. Smith. Featuring: Ambient, drone, electronica, IDM, future sounds, electro acoustic, and sound art performers.
Robin Storey was born in 1955 in Cumbria, England. While studying fine arts at Sunderland University, he began pursuing a long-held interest in sound manipulation by taking classes in electronic and experimental composition,additionally joining with friends to perform the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen (a key influence, as were the Krautrock bands of the early 1970s).
In 1979 Storey formed the pioneering industrial group :zoviet*france:, remaining a member until 1992.
The same year Storey issued the first Rapoon album, Dream Circle, its entrancing fusion of Indian ragas, African rhythms and experimental textures anticipating the evocative soundscapes of the many releases to follow.
Also a noted visual artist and animator, Storey's work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the collections of many major galleries.
Storey has collaborated widely and has produced albums with
artists including Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia)
Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions) Randy Grief and Russian Folk singer Tatyana Stepchenko aka.Toloka.
He has also collaborated in live work with numerous other musicians including Damo Suzuki (Can). As well as producing his own abstract animated films he has also produced work for soundtracks for Independent films including Randy Grief's award winning film “the Three Trials” and award winning film by NY independent artist Nadine Shamounki with her film “Effaced”.
Storey has also produced two best-selling sound loop libraries for Sony Media and has had his work used for TV advertising.
Timothy C Holehouse:
Well, I was born in Dorchester on the 9th November 1976, I was premature in birth... we moved to Portsmouth when I was one and a half. My Dad was a Navy Officer my Mum was in the Wrens. I grew up with a love of the sea and I guess the sea front in Portsmouth holds a huge amount of nostalgia. I moved to Exeter for five years and have spent the last six years or so in London. I've been in loads of bands over the years. From the age of 15 with Electric Dissarria to Among The Missing.
Since then I have played hundreds of shows and pretty much constantly toured not only the UK but toured in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, USA, Iceland, Austria, switzerland, Germany and France. Touring with some amazing artist, whom I respect and admire including Oldseed (Canada/Germany), Octoberman (Canada), USAISAMONSTER (USA), Veee Dee (Japan) and My summer as a salvation solider, Pog (UK) and many more besides from the UK.
I have also released several split EPs, a 7" and have not ne but 3 upcoming albums as well as a tape cassette series of releases. I have a new record "from the dawn chorus..." due out early 2009.
My music varies, I write what I feel like with the skills and instruments I have available. In a rather schizophrenic move I split myself up with more more straight up songs and acoustic material going still under the guise Tim Holehouse and my more leftfield material going under the Timothy C Holehouse (page coming soon).
Michael Santos makes ambient music with a guitar and a laptop. His latest album, Memory Maker, was released in April on Home Normal, following albums on Baskaru, U-Cover and Benbecula over the past few years. He has also appeared on compilations curated by Audiobulb, Amp Bit If Go and Miso. His sound has been described as "blustery drones and tactile crackles" (Boomkat) and "like being drunk in a beehive" (The Wire).