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BirdWorld presents NURTURE an upcoming album
November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm£16.50
Gregor Riddell – cello, electronics
Adam Teixeira – drums, percussion
James Kitchman – guitar
Michele Tacchi – electric bass
“The duo has produced a marvel of experimental jazz, it’s rhythmic, very fresh and contemporary, challenging, and defies those very descriptors. BirdWorld is Gregor Riddell (cello, electronics) and Adam Teixeira (drums, percussion) and they are a perfect marriage of cultural differences and rigour. BirdWorld music, therefore, falls into this schism that eludes rational preconceptions, becoming a celebration of sound taking flight, freely but evocative and unconventionally composed.” (Toneshift, TJ Norris)
Canada/Oslo-based duo BirdWorld is a musical partnership between Gregor Riddell and Adam Teixeira. The duo first met during respective Banff Centre for the Arts Creative Residencies where they began improvising together and exploring their collective field recordings. In combination with a set-up of ‘cello, drum set, kalimbas and percussion, their field recordings form an integral part of their music with an interplay between industrial and natural soundscapes.
The duo has gone on to perform across Europe with highlights including a Union Chapel concert filmed and recorded by NTS Radio, an electronic film score commissioned by London Contemporary Orchestra and collaborating with Sanskriti Shrestha, Streifenjunko, Harpreet Bansal, James Kitchman and Alex Stuart as well as video artist Ioana Sisea, among others. ‘After Rain’ featured in The Wire Tapper No 47 playlist and subsequently BirdWorld performed at LSO St Luke’s ‘Open Ear’ series live recorded by BBC Radio 3.
On the 2019 Autumn Equinox, BirdWorld released their debut album UNDA on Focused Silence followed in 2021 by reworks on the same label featuring 12 renowned artists including Qasim Naqvi, Fran & Flora, Olefonken, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Robert Ames.
BirdWorld started developing material for their second album remotely throughout the pandemic when they both also became fathers.
In autumn 2022 they participated in the Seanse artist residency in Volda (Norway) to hone ideas which they proceeded to record with Øyvind Røsrud at Flerbruket Studio (Norway) in early 2023. Featuring an array of instruments and guest artists – including Harpreet Bansal, Sara Övinge and Maria Dybbroe – the sound of this album is a significant leap from UNDA taking their creativity into an intimate and lyrical realm.
“…cello and percussion tussle and tiff, coil together sinuously, coalesce in a chugging groove, or, enhanced with electronics, grow ethereal.” Wire Magazine – Julian Cowley
Tickets £16.50 / Performance 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)