Mersk Collective / European Sensoria Band
25th May 2012
8PM €5 BYOB
Mersk was formed as a collective in 2008 to explore the space between noise/drone and musicality. Each Mersk performance is an improvised and evolving interplay of dark soundscapes, distorted harmonic overlays, and haunted fragments of instrumentation.
Taking influence from everything like free jazz improvisation to noise and drone experiments, Mersk’s music is like a long conversation between musicians, talking back and forth, and listening to what each is doing. Silence is an important part of a performance where a musician can stop playing and listen to what the other improvisers are doing. It’s an interesting exercise in performance and patience.
EUROPEAN SENSORIA BAND
EUROPEAN SENSORIA BAND (E+S=B for short) formed when long-time Wormhole fan Fergus Cullen asked twin brothers Anthony and David Carroll to play with him at legendary Dublin improv club Lazybird. Ditching the guitars in favour of casio keyboards and adding electro-drumpad expert Adrienne Flynn of Memory Cells, E+S=B was born. With releases on their own Last Of Our Kind label as well as Deserted Village and Ninepoint records they have played and recorded with the likes of Japanese artists Damo Suzuki and Itaru Oki among others. Since then, taking more and more inspiration from the American Free jazz scene of the 60s, E+S=B have scaled down to a three piece line-up consisting of Fergus on bass clarinet, David on drums and Anthony bass.
This gig is part of LINK Culturefest