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Emute Lab 3: Bog Bodies X The Threnoscope

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For those who didn’t catch Bog Bodies last time, let me say that it was one of the best improvised shows we have ever seen!

This programme will premier a new collaboration between the collaborative trio Bog Bodies (Robert Stillman, saxophone; Anders Holst, Guitar; Sean Carpio, Drums) and Thor Magnusson’s microtonal drone instrument, The Threnoscope.

Bog Bodies sound breaks down distinctions between composition and improvisation, electronic and acoustic sound, abstraction and figure. Their distinctive musical style reflects the eclecticism of the band members’ individual careers (they have collaborated with artists such as Manuel Göttsching, Kit Downes, and Joachim Badenhorst), and to the broad range of music from which they take inspiration, which includes James Blood Ulmer, Sunn O))), Archie Shepp, and Supersilent. Their first album, ‘Sligo’ was released in 2017 on Migro Recordings.


The Threnoscope is a microtonal drone instrument that provides a context for improvisation of microtonal music where both the live coder and the instrumentalists influence the piece’s development. The Threnoscope is notated through live coding, with sound characteristics and speaker locations being visualised on a projected graphical score. Musical notes move around the spectral and physical space, long in duration, and sculptable by the performer.

8pm - 11pm

tickets TBA

Earlier Event: February 7
Frog and Henry
Later Event: February 14
Refugee Valentine