Simon Rose (saxophones)
Paul Stapleton (BoSS and Tromba Marina)
Dave Stockard (percussion)
Ricardo Jacinto (cello)
The concert took place on the 13th of February, 2014
1-2pm, Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre
Paul Stapleton’s self-designed instrument, the BoSS Bonsai Sound Sculpture, (BoSS, 2010) combines with Simon Rose’s circular breathed baritone/alto, multiphonics and harmonic textures, to explore through real-time interaction. The method of exploration commits to a free improvisation approach and the music is composed at the point of performance. Since meeting in 2010 Stapleton and Rose have performed as a duo in Germany and the UK. In 2013 they released their first CD: ‘FAUNA’.
Berlin based saxophonist Simon Rose performs solo on alto(‘Procession,’ 2005) and baritone (‘Schmetterling,’ 2011). He was founder of the well-known trio Badland (with Simon Fell and Steve Noble) and is involved in numerous collaborations. Rose’s recordings can be found on: Bruce’s Fingers, Emanem, FMR, PSI, Rayon, Leo, Bug Incision, Not Two and pfMentum.
Sound artist, improviser and writer Paul Stapleton designs and performs with a variety of modular metallic sound sculptures, custom made electronics, found objects and electric guitars. Collaborations include: percussionist Michael Speers, networked performance with Tom Davis, Eric Lyon’s Noise Quartet and QUBe. Since 2007, Paul has been lecturing at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast.