Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Grouper playing UK shows

From the new issue of The Wire, a small feature saying that Liz Harris (Grouper) is performing a handful of shows in the UK. These are billed as "The Violet Replacement Tour", which is described as
"a collection of tape collages . . . . Field recordings, wurlitzer loops and vocal tracksfrom her archive are mixed, spliced and processed live from an array of dictaphones and tape players to create fragile melodies and submerged textures which gradually transform the space"
Which sounds good to me. My first attempt is to get tickets for the London show in Covent Garden but that is sold out already. However, she is also playing in, of all places, Reading, and I have been able to get two tickets for this one. Much excitement on my part, slightly less so on Wife's part!

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