Through friendship and shared involvement in the wider improvised music world, Graham Dunning, Andrew Lisle and Benedict Taylor had known each other for many years, though seldom worked together, and not had the chance to work as a featured small group, or ever play in this particular line up.
'As with the title and nature of the project - One Day Band - it was important to search for the potential newness, unpredictability, spontaneity and crucially challenge of a new group, formed in one day! Due to Trestle Records giving the liberty they did through the platform offered to us, it seemed most natural to jump off the veritable trampoline of freedom given, into a free improvisation as we would a live improvised music performance - the studio as approached as a performance setting if you will - making music with live/performance energy, come what may, with no directive and revision. Rather, all three members of the group responding to each other in real time, and are equally responsible for the shared outcome.' - Benedict Taylor
Graham Dunning's live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Graham makes electronic music using unusual methods such as his 'mechanical techno' project and live coding. He regularly plays in improvising duos and ensembles, generally using turntable with dubplates of field recordings, found objects, homemade instruments and spring reverb tanks. Previous collaborators include Colin Webster, Sam Underwood, Ingrid Plum, Anton Mobin, Sascha Brosamer, Embla Quickbeam, Leslie Deere, Bobby Barry and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right. He has performed widely across the UK and Europe, Canada, Russia and Argentina. Graham runs Fractal Meat, an experimental and electronic music tape label which also releases artist editions, with a regular radio show on London's NTS.
Andrew Lisle is a drummer working in the field of jazz and improvised music. He strives to create music within the avant-garde, pushing the limits of what is possible on the drums (technically and musically) while drawing influence from the jazz tradition. Since moving to London in 2013 his virtuosity and musicality has established him as a sought-after drummer on the Jazz and improvised music scene, performing and recording with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK and beyond. These include Colin Webster, John Edwards, John Dikeman, Alex Ward, Dirk Serries, Alan Wilkinson, Matthew Bourne, Rachel Musson and Mark Sanders. Some notable venues and festivals he has performed at include: Cafe OTO, Vortex, The Barbican, Jazz at the Lescar, Paradox (Tilburg), Parrazar (Bruge), Love Supreme Festival, and Incubate Festival.
Benedict Taylor is a solo violist, violinist & composer. He is an active figure within the area of improvised & contemporary music, throughout the UK, EU, North America and Asia.
He performs, records & composes internationally, having featured in many venues and festivals including: Spontaneous Music Festival Poznan, Cafe Oto, Jazz en Nord France, Royal Court Theatre, Galway Jazz Festival, Trafalgar Studios London, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott's, BBC Arts Online, BBC Radio 3 & 2, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cantiere D'Arte di Montepulciano, Edinburgh Fringe, CRAM Festival, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, ICA London, Radio Libertaire Paris, Resonance FM London. As an improviser he has worked with; Evan Parker, Alexander Hawkins, Sarah Gail Brand, Paul Dunmall, Yves Charuest, Lauren Kinsella, Keith Tippett, Terry Day, Anton Mobin, Daniel Thompson, Tom Jackson, Neil Metcalfe, Wadada Leo Smith, Alex Ward, Renee Baker, Steve Beresford, Kit Downes, Tom Challenger, Angharad Davies, Stephen Crowe, Hannah Marshall, Cath Roberts, Sylvia Hallett, Dirk Serries, Blanca Regina amongst others.
He has been involved with a number of higher education institutions, giving lectures in performance, improvisation & composition at the Royal College of Music, City University of London, Goldsmiths University of London, York University, Royal Holloway College London. He is the founder of CRAM - a music collective and occasional label dedicated to the promotion and programming of improvised music.
Graham Dunning: Turntable
Andrew Lisle: Drums
Benedict Taylor: Viola
Mixed and Mastered by Nick Siddall
released October 23, 2020
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