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Alister Spence & Tony Buck; Delay 45

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Alister Spence & Tony Buck; Delay 45

  • Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 7pm
  • Venue: Lamps, 401 Hibernian House — 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW

Event Details

Alister Spence and Tony Buck love improvising. They share a fascination with submerged rhythm, oblique extended forms, entwined interplay, and sound for its own sake. As contemporaries their musical histories have run in parallel, and occasionally intersecting, for the last thirty years. They have been enjoying re-connecting musically.

Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio “The Necks”.

Apart from The Necks he has played, toured or recorded with Jon Rose, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, T. Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Even Parker, The Machine for Making Sense, Lee Ranaldo, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Clifford Jordan, Ground Zero …

Alister Spence has established a reputation as a pre-eminent creative force in jazz and improvised music in Australia. The Alister Spence Trio has enjoyed critical acclaim, being nominated twice for Best Australian Jazz Album at the ARIA Awards (2004/2007). Their 7th release, Not Everything but Enough was voted in ‘Top 10 Jazz Albums 2017’ in Music Magazine, Japan.

He has also toured and recorded with internationally recognised improvisers in Japan, Scotland, Sweden, and the US, including Myra Melford, and long-standing musical collaborations with Raymond MacDonald and Satoko Fujii.

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2nd set: Delay 45

Tom Avgenicos - trumpet
Carl Dewhurst - guitar
Roshan Kumarage - piano
Dave Quinn - bass
Ashley Stoneham - drums

Delay 45 focus on generating contrasting sound worlds though songs, loops and colours that are weaved and morphed together through improvisation. The band has been drawing attention ever since their inception in 2018, touring internationally and receiving praise from legendary pianist Mike Nock; “A band to watch!”. 

Their debut release ‘big ears’ is a through-composed suite of eight contrasting tracks that showcase the band's ability to veer seamlessly between structure and spontaneity. This performs premieres a new suite of music featuring legendary guitarist Carl Dewhurst. 

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