AC Projects presents
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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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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