Translating Improvisation | Concert by Paul Stapleton, Simon Rose and guests

Concert by Paul Stapleton, Simon Rose and guests


  • 10 Feb


  • tirg

1st part
Simon Rose (saxophones)
Paul Stapleton (BoSS and Tromba Marina)


2nd part
Simon Rose
Paul Stapleton
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.