Group Listening tickets

Group Listening Tickets

Group Listening Gullivers, Manchester

Wednesday 16th March 2022 Doors at 19:30
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Group Listening, Metronome, Nottingham - 22nd March 2019

Steve & Paul have a connection on stage both musically and with their sense of humour as it is as dry as their playing is tender and tight.

So fitting for their re-workings of ambient classics, from Eno to Roedelius.

Group Listening impresses with their virtuosity, recreating a live performance of playing through ‘both sides’ of their 1st album “Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works, Vol.1” ... we await Vol.2 ... they just need to sell out of all the pressings of Vol.1 first ... go buy it.

Posted by Marek on 23/03/2019

Group Listening is the new band that everyone is talking about. You can see them when they play The Castle Hotel at Manchester on Tuesday 26th of February and Metronome in Nottingham on Friday 22nd of March 2019.

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Having met at music college, Stephen and Paul went separate ways creatively. Stephen delved into pop, recording albums and touring extensively under the guise of Sweet Baboo, while working with Cate Le Bon, H. Hawkline and others. Paul leaned into the piano, pursuing a career as a jazz pianist and experimental musician. He played with Keith Tippett, formed the Jones O’Connor group, performed with noise improv bands and composed orchestral and chamber music.

Reconnecting years later, the pair discovered that their music tastes, bizarrely, met in the middle; they have a shared love of The Beach Boys, Ghost Box Records, Messiaen and Angela Morley. They both like ambient and new age music, bubblegum pop, Artie Shaw, Moondog and the outsider music handbook Songs in the Key of Z.

Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol.1 is the spontaneous, beguiling culmination of this friendship. Cutting out post-production and keeping overdubs to a bare minimum, the pair passed their clarinet and piano through guitar stomp boxes and other analogue effects to enable processing and manipulation directly in performance. The result hums with the ghostly energy of sound pioneers Joe Meek and Martin Hannett, while mbira and drum machines are sparingly deployed amid enveloping folds of space echo.

Like Virginia Astley or Simon Jeffes, Group Listening tread the overlap between classical and experimental music. Perhaps most startling here is the breadth of material arranged as one atmospheric whole. The pieces range from the ever-spiralling, fractal phrases of German composer Roedelius to the haunting rasps of Hollywood and game soundtracker Disasterpeace, via the ground breaking sonics of early electronic inventor Raymond Scott. Somehow, shot through Group Listening’s electro-acoustic lens, these works evolve into something supremely calming, poignant and new.

With only limited supplies of Group Listening concert tickets on sale you will need to book early or risk missing out on seeing them perform live. Gigantic offers ten years of excellent customer service in helping you book your essential gig tickets. So always make us your first choice when planning your big night out.

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