Supersilent ft. John Paul Jones

AC Projects presents

Supersilent ft. John Paul Jones

Aki Onda

Thu 15 Nov 2012 | 7pm-10pm | £15 + bf

One of the world’s most questing musical units and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist combine forces for a series of select dates across the UK this November.

Taking the art of instant composition to new and beautifully realised places, over decades – and across innumerable live and recorded projects – both sides of this remarkable collaboration have embedded themselves on the map of exploratory contemporary music. This tour sees them push each other further, harder, wilder and freer, entering unchartered sonic zones.

Norwegian ‘deathjazzambientavantrock’ ensemble Supersilent have just one rule: no rehearsals. Every recording and concert is entirely improvised, approaching each show with a conceptual rigour that makes each one a unique and distinct soundworld. Having released 11 wildly contrasting albums on Rune Grammafon/ECM, the trio have played live across the globe to rapturous and loyal audiences. Whether dreaming up coruscating noise, minimal ambient meditations or electro-acoustic explorations the trio, comprising Arve Henriksen (trumpet, electronics, drums, vocals), Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) and Helge Sten aka Deathprod (electronics), instinctively push to the outer limits and are capable of creating compositions of both profound beauty and elemental power.

A prolific session musician in the 1960s, John Paul Jones played, arranged and recorded with artists including Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Cat Stevens before embarking on his unparalleled career as founder member of Led Zeppelin, as well as working as a performer, arranger and producer for artists and groups including Diamanda Galas, REM, Brian Eno and La Fura dels Baus. Following the release of debut solo album Zooma (1999) and The Thunderchief (2001), his sonic explorations have led him to perform as part of John Cage’s Music Circus at the Barbican under the direction of Stephen Montague, as well as touring with bluegrass trio Nickel Creek and working as co-composer and performer for Merce Cunningham’s Nearly Ninety.

In 2009, John co-founded the band Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, releasing a universally acclaimed album and touring the world to sold out venues, and has more recently toured with Seasick Steve, appeared and performed in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole, and is currently writing an opera based on Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata.

Support comes from New York experimental composer Aki Onda.

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