29th October 2004
The fifth Scaledown night featured live performances from (in alphabetical order):
Pete Aves - After a recommendation of Scaledown from his bandmate Sean O'Hagan, High LLamas' guitarist Pete Aves plays a rare solo show. With three highly rated CDs to his name, Aves' material has built a seperate identitiy to that of the Llamas, it's jazzier and more emotional whilst keeping the harmonic invention and references to the great pop composers we know from them.
The Bohman Brothers - Working with a collection of debris and found objects- glass, springs, plastic, tin etc, the abstruse and frequently hilarious brothers (Jonathan and Adam) create a collision of found texts, sound poetry and live sonic bricolage.
Elevenses - Charming and introspective folk-derived accoustica from this gentle and imaginative duo.
Anna Homler, Steve Beresford & Richard Sanderson - Los Angeles based performance artist, toy collector and vocalist extraordinaire Anna Homler returns to the UK for a brace of gigs with her regular UK trio. It features Anna (voice/ toys), underground polymath Beresford (toys/ electronics) and Scaledown co-curator Sanderson (laptop/ melodeon/ toys).
The trio's blend of the whimsical, the abstract and the melodic has taken them to experimental music festivals in Berlin, Glasgow, Copenhagen and London.
Trombone Poetry - Paul Taylor plays free wheeling improv trombone whilst reciting his own engaging and autobiographical poetry. The sort of thing that only Scaledown could bring you, frankly. Paul also plays trombone with Snowboy and Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Mark & Richard - Mark Braby & Richard Sanderson are the curators of Scaledown.