The third of our New Collaborations is between bass player Chris Mapp and electronic musician Ben Ramsay.
Chris Mapp is a bass player, improviser and composer. As a bass player and improviser Chris has played with Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders, Ken Vandermark, Steve Tromans, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis and collaborated with Justin Wiggan of Dreams of Tall Buildings.. He uses electronics to manipulate the sound of his instrument, creating soundscapes and un-bass-like sound worlds. As a composer Chris uses found sounds and field recordings as inspiration and staring points, connecting them together with improvisation through graphic scores and traditional notation.
Ben Ramsay graduated from Middlesex University, London, with a degree in Sonic Arts in 2001, and currently leads the Creative Music Technology degree programme at Staffordshire University in the West Midlands, UK. His research is centred around the relationships between acoustic music and electronica and he recently completed a PhD on the topic. He is one half of the electronica duo Soundhacker and works on various other solo audio and AV projects. For more information check www.benramsay.co.uk
They will be performing at SOUNDkitchen on 13 September 2014 at Vivid Projects.