Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fine times at the lovely old police house with good people.. also Rhodri and Mark were AMAZING!

Nice review from Tom Hollingworth and NARC.

If this jam put excitement and encouragement into the audience’s blood, Edinburgh’s Rhian Thompson concluded the bill by putting a chill back into it with an eerie piece complete with indistinct voices (wound and rewound live on a handheld tape recorder), klaxons, and doll rattles. With the daylight fading fast outside of the window, Thompson used these sounds, supported by synthesised drones and pedal notes, in an interrupted and less repetitive way; not allowing any certainty to establish itself in the mind of the listener. She concludes this instrumental, reaching the maximum tension, by sustaining a loud high-pitch feedback, defeating some listeners into shielding their cocleas. It has been another delectable edition to the history of Davies’ Hauskonzerts for sure.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Cannae wait for next week at
The Old Police House,
Swinburne Place, NE8 1AX Gateshead

£7 / £5 concession


Mark has played with many renowned musicians including Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Okkyung Lee, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Harold Budd, Sidsel Endresen, in duo and quartets with Wadada Leo Smith and trios with Charles Gayle with Sirone and William Parker.

In situations using composition in one form or another Mark works in various projects including Christian Marclay`s `Everyday` piece for film and live music. John Butcher`s `Tarab Cuts` interacting with Arabic music based backing tracks, with both projects he has performed major festivals and Biennales throughout Europe. With New York`s ICE Ensemble he has performed John Zorn`s `The Tempest` in London and at Huddersfield New Music Festival. As a member of the group `The Langston project` with Hasse Poulsen, Deborah Cameron and Luc Ex they perform pieces based on the poetry of Langston Hughes.



Shelly will be mistranslating musical thought into computer code, embracing a layer of unpredictability and failure as part of the thought-action-sound feedback loop. Shelly is a data-musician who performs internationally with computers and other humans.



Callan first took shape in 2005 during a short tour of Scotland’s Western Isles, whilst DJing in out-of-the-way places with bare bones kit, and the name itself stems from the Scots-Gaelic for ‘noise’ or ‘clamour’. Having relocated to Sweden and then Poland soon afterwards, the return to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2010 saw Callan exhumed, along with the murmurings of awkwardly bonny sound you might hear today or the next day. The current set-up generally consists of little more than a portable turntable, an effects pedal and some iffy cables, and has featured at events as wide-ranging as those of Subterranean, A Better Noise, GNAW and Tusk Mini, as well as the Hauskonzert series.


Rhodri Davies plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice, dry ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance.

His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, Cranc, HEN OGLEDD with Richard Dawson and Common Objects. He has performed, recorded or collaborated with the following artists: Derek Bailey, Laura Cannell, Jenny Hval, C Joynes, Kahimi Karie, Okkyung Lee, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Orcutt, Ben Patterson, Eliane Radigue, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Jooklo Chalaque Quartet + Raven Shuns

Henry's Cellar bar
Saturday, May 23 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Italian free jazz anarchy from the Jooklo Duo - who go toe to toe with Manc/American Guitar assault of Chalaque in a freewheeling quartet at Henry’s Cellar Bar. Jooklo Duo, made up of Virginia Genta and David Vanzan who have collaborated and torn their way through amazing sets alongside the likes of Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Bill Nace, Daniel Carter, Thurston Moore and Makoto Kawabata, amongst others. A whirlwind of Ayler horns at his most frenzied, but with full on punk sensibilities. Chalaque of Manchester is the solo psychedelic brainchild of Nick Mitchell, also head honcho of the excellent Golden Lab Records. He’ll be joined by a very special guests from across the Atlantic (and former Auld Reekie resident) – Eric Hardiman, aka. Rambutan!

Support from two separate improv duos on the night - vocals and electronics from Raven Shuns, made up of derby crash queen and Hockyfrilla noise merchant, Rhian Thompson and Susie Fitzpatrick of out-there weirdos Acrid Lactations. As well as some sax and axe debauchery from Tina Krekels from FUA & Grant Smith of Muscletusk. A proper old school night of noise, skronk and mischief from Braw Gigs at our old haunt at Henry’s Cellar – it’s been too long!

23rd May
7pm till 10pm
Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

£6 on the door!
Tectonics was amazing - incredible to get to play with Rhodri Davies and Ben Paterson!! a nice wee review is here..
thanks to Ilan and all for having us!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


excited to be playing at Tectonics this year .. Day 3, we will be playing a set on our own and then we join US musician and artist Ben Patterson, one of the major figures in the Fluxus movement, and harpist Rhodri Davies for some fun!


oh! we are on the twits now too: @hockyfrilla 

Esel Amare

some sounds available.. recorded live at summer hall way back on 10 may 2013

from this here show