Tuesday, 13 November 2012

REVIEW 2012 #2: Clive Bell's Highlights

Clive Bell (player of Asian woodwind instruments)

My Highlights 2012:


Josephine Foster: Blood Rushing (Fire) 
Jack Talty & Cormac Begley: Na Fir Bolg  - Irish Concertina Duets (Raelach)
Kev Hopper: The Germjoin (Afterhours)
Helena Gough: Knot Invariants (Entr’acte) 
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Stroke By Stroke (Organized Music From Thessaloniki)


Josephine Foster, Café Oto, London 
Oren Ambarchi, Café Oto, London
Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano, Café Oto, London
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga solo, Café Oto, London
Tom Chant, Angharad Davies, John Edwards and Benedict Drew, At Soundfjord’s V22, Bermondsey, London
Lepke B., Club Integral, Kennington

Beyond music (visual arts / books / films etc):

Position Among The Stars (documentary film on Jakarta, Indonesia).
Rust & Bone (French feature film).
Embracing Defeat by John Dower (history book on US post-war occupation of Japan).
Little America: The War Within The War For Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran.
David Hockney’s exhibition at Royal Academy.
Exhibition of paintings by Edward Burra at Pallant House, Chichester.

Clive Bell is a player of Asian woodwind instruments such as the khene (Thailand) and the shakuhachi (Japan). He performs solo and has worked with Jah Wobble, David Sylvian and Bill Laswell. He is member of the band BILL with Hans Joachim Irmler, Jaki Liebezeit und Robert Lippok. 

Clive Bell produced and played shakuhachi on Late Autumn by Japanese pianist Taeko Kunishima (33 Jazz Records); http://www.taeko.co.uk/ 
Clive Bell's website is http://clivebell.co.uk/news.htm

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