Photos from the FULL MOON LAUNCH OF BEN WATSON’S ‘DEREK BAILEY & THE STORY OF FREE IMPROVISATION’ (VERSO) at Cafe OTO (monday 22 july 2013).
A night of free improvised music in ‘ad hoc’ assortments orchestrated by Ben Watson featuring;
Oscillatorial Binnage (Fari Bradley, Toby Clarkson, Chris Weaver and Dan Wilson on ‘miraculous devices’)
Peter Baxter – drums
Len Massey – analogue synth
Esther Leslie – merciless critique
T.H.F. Drenching – dictaphone
Mordecai Watson – harmonica
Liam Massey – photography
Out To Lunch – word jazz
Scarlet Fox – sampler
Michael Bridgewater – mandolin
Gwilly Edmondez – keyboards
Paul Seacroft – lap steel guitar
Alan Wilkinson – sax
First half of the night consisted of;
First ensemble formed up as a trio of Michael Bridgewater – mandolin, Scarlet Fox – sampler & Mordecai Watson – harmonica (7min~).
Second ensemble a trio of Peter Baxter – drums, Paul Seacroft – lap steel guitar & Oscillatorial Binnage Toby Clarkson & Dan Wilson (8min~).
Third ensemble Alan Wilkinson – sax, Oscillatorial Binnage Toby Clarkson & Dan Wilson & Chris Weaver, Peter Baxter – drums & Paul Seacroft – lap steel guitar (9min~).
Forth ensemble formed of T.H.F. Drenching – dictaphone, Gwilly Edmondez – keyboards, Oscillatorial Binnage Fari Bradley & Peter Baxter – drums (16min~).
Fifth ensemble formed as a duo of Alan Wilkinson – sax & Len Massey – analogue synth (12min~).
Sixth ensemble 12 blues harps + harmonica with Alan Wilkinson – blues harp, Len Massey – blues harp, Mordecai Watson – harmonica & 10 audience members on blues harp (11min).
During the second half of the night the music continued but I had to get the my train. An exciting night and good experience of improvised music both sonically and visually interesting, good to see old friends.
Ben Watson’s new series of ‘Late Lunch With Out To Lunch’ will be starting on Resonce104.4FM and live streaming online online at http://resonancefm.com/ at 2pm wednesday 4th of september (2013) and repeated on sunday 8th september 3.30am
Ben Watson http://www.militantesthetix.co.uk/
the verso page for the book http://www.versobooks.com/books/1439-derek-bailey
Len Massey http://www.lenmassey.com
Some video’s of the night on the AMM website
Cafe OTO http://www.cafeoto.co.uk
the cafe OTO information/flyer for the night http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/derek-bailey-ben-watson-book-launch.shtm
Liam Taylor (aka Liam Massey)
all photos/video ©Liam Taylor