Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, Steve Beresford has also composed scores for feature films and for numerous TV shows and commercials.
Beresford has worked with many individuals including Derek Bailey, The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Vic Reeves, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, David Toop, Najma Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Stewart Lee, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
Beresford was born in Wellington, Shropshire in 1950. In 1974 he moved to London, playing piano with improvisers such as Derek Bailey, and trumpet with the notorious Portsmouth Sinfonia, which included Brian Eno and Gavin Bryars.
Beresford has had a long association with musician Christian Marclay, performing realisations of Marclay’s ‘Screen Play’, ‘Ephemera’, ‘Graffiti Composition’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Pianorama’ and ‘Everyday’, sometimes working solo and sometimes with groups.
Recently, Beresford played at the launch of the DVD ‘Taking The Dog For A Walk’, a feature-length documentary film directed by Antoine Prum. He is also featured in ‘Subtitled Conversations With British Improvisers’, a film featuring a number of musicians playing and talking.
His most recent recording is the LP ‘Will It Float’, which includes Ståle Liavik Solberg, John Edwards, John Russell and Beresford on electronics.
Scott Lygate (clarinet/bass clarinet, London Sinfonietta Emerging Artist); Jonathan Morton (violin, London Sinfonietta Principal Player); Tim Gill (cello, London Sinfonietta Principal Player); Oliver Lowe (percussion).
Sound design and live recording mix:
Sound Intermedia (London Sinfonietta Principal Player)
Composer and guest artist:
All of the performances are free and open to the public, spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
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