Colin Webster / Rogier Smal / David Birchall + Adam Fairhall / Christian Weaver & Severed Shadow Duo
Time: 7:30 pm

Colin Webster / Rogier Smal / David Birchall + Adam Fairhall / Christian Weaver & Severed Shadow Duo


Tombed Visions and Cuspeditions, in association with FAT OUT’S BURROW, present another tantalising sojourn into the world of immediate music making and creative improvisation!

8th March – Islington Mill, Salford
7.30pm. £5

A freshly minted trio containing two of our favorite UK players along with celebrated Amsterdam native percussionist Rogier Smal taking the headline slot for a set that is already leaving us salivating, expect raucousness and righteousness on an epic scale. Here’s a little bit about each of the cats:

David Birchall – Guitar
Rogier Smal – Drums
Colin Webster – Saxophone

DAVID BIRCHALL is one of the most engaging improvising musicians currently in the UK. With his shamanistic approach, and breath-taking technique, he is one of the key figures in the highly fertile improvised music scene in Manchester. ROGIER SMAL is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Currently based in Amsterdam, he plays with different groups, musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems likeMarshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Asuna Sunburned hand of the man and Daevid Allen to mention a mere few! London based saxophonist COLIN WEBSTER is quickly establishing himself on the European avant-garde scene. Working with a broad range of collaborators, Webster is known for dealing with extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, consistently pushing boundaries and decibel limits. Colin’s recent collaborators include: Alex Ward, Steve Noble, Dirk Serries, Graham Dunning, Sheik Anorak, and Dead Neanderthals.


Adam Fairhall – Assorted prepared Toy Piano’s
Christian Weaver – Percussion

Another newly formed group, Christian Weaver will be playing an assortment of exciting percussion ranging from African bells & traditional drums to more far flung weirdo contraptions against Adam Fairhall’s collection of prepared and mangled Toy Pianos.

and Opening:

Severed Shadow Duo

David McLean – Tenor Saxophone
Sam Weaver – Modular Synth

Having worked with each other in a variety of larger ensembles, McLean and Weaver distil their respective practices into a distinctly otherworldly duel of the electronic and the acoustic, melding forlorn, sleazy saxophone with decaying and modulating soundwaves that describe the ether….