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Ex-Easter Island Head's Large Electric Ensemble on Friday 23rd June 2017
Back in February 2016, Ex-Easter Island Head (EEIH) took up home at Islington Mill as part of a 10 day Samarbeta residency to work with an ensemble of handpicked guitarists from a variety of musical backgrounds and artistic disciplines. The outcome of the residency was the creation, performance and recording of an ambitious new piece of music, breaking new compositional ground for the group.
The ensemble featured members of Gnod, Action Beat, ILL, Mother and more, tapping into the vast resources of talent at Salford's Islington Mill and Manchester-based Tombed Visions label, coming together to form EEIH's largest amplified ensemble to date.
The piece saw EEIH's unique vocabulary of extended techniques deployed on a mass scale, drawing influence from the ensemble-wide tunings of gamelan, change-ringing patterns, and the harmonic possibilities afforded by massed amplified strings, as well as the groups' previous work, Large Electric Ensemble (2012-14) to create an ambitious, long form work for multiple prepared guitars, basses, and percussion.
This show sees the reconvening of the ensemble to present this ambitious work in full following a Sold Out show at Islington Mill back in 2016 and a performance at 2017’s Supersonic Festival.
EEIH are a Liverpool based trio, composing and performing music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments. Incorporating multiple prepared electric guitars struck with percussion mallets and treated as an infinitely variable sound-source as well as drawing on an arsenal of cymbals, bells and acoustic percussion. Ex-Easter Island Head devise works that explore group interplay, repetition and melodic invention through purposefully limited means.
The Salford Large Electric Ensemble:
Benjamin D. Duvall
Music Genres: Classical, Electronic
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