Series 2013




£5 advance more on the door

SOUNDkitchen present an exciting evening of improvisation and live electronics…


SOUNDkitchen are very excited to be hosting the premiere performance of a brand new project led by bass player Chris Mapp with Aaron Diaz on trumpet, Dan Nicholls on keys, Mark Sanders on drums and Leafcutter John on electronics.  Gonimoblast will explore the gaps between composed and improvised music drawing on the sonic palette of instrumental timbre and manipulated soundscapes.

Leafcutter John

Photo by Vicki Churchill:

Leafcutter John is the recording name of John Burton, a UK-based musician and artist.  Much of Burton’s style is based in computer music and use of samples of everyday sounds. However, he also has roots as a folk musician, and this influence is apparent in his more recent work.

As Leafcutter John, Burton has played at festivals throughout Europe, North Africa, and Australia. In 2003, he headed the dis.lab event, curated by no.signal in Rome. 2004 was marked by performances at Berlin’s club transmediale festival, Paris Confluences and others in Belgium, France, Spain, Manchester, Norwich, and a Live streaming event between New York and London. He is also a regular participant of the annual Le Placard festival. Burton is also now a full-time member of the contemporary British Jazz Mercury Music Prize nominee Polar Bear, founded by drummer Seb Rochford, who won the BBC Jazz award for Rising Star in 2004.

Leafcutter John is also an accomplished remixer, having worked on projects for: DJ /rupture, Mu-ziq/Speedy J, Electric Company, Badly Drawn Boy, Capitol K, and others.

Iain Armstrong

SOUNDkitchen’s Iain Armstrong will perform live laptop in celebration of World Listening Day 2013. His soundscape set will feature field recordings of city sounds from several countries including Thailand, China, Turkey and Germany.

This is a show not to be missed so be sure to book in advance!