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ROCK TRIO (EYE MUSICiseries)
Guitar | Baritone Saxophone | Drums
Chaponner, Ka's Green Notebook, Stay There, Suite [4/3], Duodecimal, Fork Crime, Gaol Bird, COS WE CAN,
Marionette, Choked Dog, Black Tango (on Sevens), Eye Music 2, Bananagirl, Flirt with Pascal, 24 Note Waltz.
Eye Music II (2012) Recorded in London by Grant Leslie. Mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
Laptop (Max MSP) | Saxophones | Latin Percussion | Guitars Double Bass played by Antione Ollivier (2008) Electric Bass played by David Chong (2007)
The Map's Crease, How You Like Them Apples? Marionette, Little Trick, Stay There, Another Fine Day Inside, As If.
Cardiff Easter Sessions (2008)
RecordingsPrimal Lullaby (2000)
Elevator Poetry (2001)
The Small Album (2004)
Sound Engineer – Oliver Sellwood
Guildhall, London (2011),as part of the New Music Festival
Video by Markus Kinch
A SMILE IN THE DESERT
Alto Sax 1 – Oliver Sellwood | Alto Sax 2 – Ellie Steemson
Guitar 1 – Arthur Carabot | Guitar 2 - Jon Mitchell
Drums 1 – Maxwell Hallett | Drums 2 – Ben Handysides
Sound Engineer – Keir Cooper
Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London (2011)
Oboe – Anna Durance | Clarinet – Natalie Noonan-Smith | Saxophones – Frasier Patterson | Percussion – Ben Handysides
Drums – Maxwell Hallett | Laptop/Glockenspiel – Kieran Morris | Marimba/Timpani – Caz Wolfson | Harp – Elen Evans
Guitar 1 – Keir Cooper | Guitar 2 – Duncan Green | Violin – Emily Hall | Violoncello – Jon Cottle | Double Bass – Antoine Ollivier
Conductor – Ben Oliver | Sound Engineer – Jimi Marshall
AN ALLEGORY WITH VENUS AND CUPID
Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Snare Drum | Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Double Bass
(from the London Chamber Orchestra)
Conductor – Gregory Rose
St John's, Smith Square, London (2009)
Alto Saxophone – Oliver Sellwood | Piano – Ben Oliver | Laptop – Keir Cooper
Sussex University, Brighton (2007)
WE HAVE WON
Grace Sellwood – Lighting Design | Keir Cooper – Guitar
Ben Handysides – Drums | Zoe Gilmour - Cello
Chloe Hunter | Georgie Hay | Grace Sellwood | Lottie Selwyn
Choreographed by Grace Sellwood and Georgie Hay (Black Gecko Dance)
Vdeo from a performance at The Place.
Ciaran Cunningham – Lighting Design | Elen Evans – Harp | Antoinne Ollivier – Double Bass/Percussion
Keir Cooper – Guitar/Drums | Oliver Sellwood– Laptop/Percussion
Georgie Hay | Lucy Teed | Dolly Dewhurst-Marks | Gerwyn Clegg | Sammy Cotton | Hannah Martin
Choreographed by Grace Sellwood
Ciaran Cunningham – Lighting Design | Lucy Fowell – Cello
Choreographed by Grace Sellwood
Performed in Roehampton (2008)
DON QUIJOTE (work-in-progress)
Devised and performed by Ultimo Comboio
Anton Coimbra | Tom Frankland | Keir Cooper | Pete Holdway
Guitar (hammer-on technique)
Touring in 2012 - includng Ipswich PULSE festival
In this case, A Sweet Niche are involved in every aspect of the
theatre piece: concept, performace, image making and music.
FREE TIME RADICAL
Guitars | Electric Bass | Cello | Alto Saxophone | Baritone Saxophone
Harp | Drum Set | Beatbox | Bodysounds
The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh (Aug 2011) | Touring in 2012
London/Gunfactory – Free Time Radical: Original Music by A Sweet Niche (2011)
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THE LOVE OF KING DAVID AND FAIR BETHSABE
Written by George Peele (1588) and Directed by Tom Frankland
Alto Saxophones | Guitars | Laptop | Floor Tom
Alisa Tretau – Konzept, Text, Regie | Nils Erhard – Konzept, Co-Autor | Theresa Reiwer – Dramaturgie, Videoregie
Guitar | Cello | Clarinet | Bicycle Wheel
Berlin Fringe Theatre Festival (February 2011)
CreditsSekani Doram – Director | Rebecca Brannen – Producer | David Stoddart – Script
Sound design | Alto saxophone | Cymbals | GuitarMIxed at De Lane Lea Studios, Soho, London.
Keir has performed and written for
London based artist and performer. Previous clients include the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Edinburgh Art Festival. He is currently making a new work inspired by Don Quixote, to be playing in the summer.
Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Duncan is a founding member and co-writer for the group. He lives and works in Cornwall.
Graduating with a degree in sound engineering from Glamorgan University in 2008, he is mainly a guitarist, however, he has worked more on the drums in recent years including for the Rock Trio's first EYE MUSIC album.
Guitar, Drums, Percussion,
Oliver is a founding member of
MUSICIANS AND COLLABORATORS
A Sweet Niche formed as a band in 1999 under another name with
Jimi Marshall on bass and Joe Davis on drums. Initially the sound
was close to favourites like Radiohead and Gomez and various
eras of The Beatles but went through a micro-evolution that turned
into the collective that exists today.
We are currently performing Eye Music II in the rock trio, and devising
a new fringe theatre production of Don Quijote with Último Comboio,
soon to be touring.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
St John's Smith Square
The Place, Kings Cross
Graham Fitkin Award for LCO New:Explore competition 08/09
3rd Place at L.A CineGear Film Festival for Best Film 08
If you are a: musician/band/venue/dance company/
film-maker/artist/other and would like to talk about
collaboration or booking, please contact us using
the details below.
22nd May 2012 - Be there for high-energy Avant-Rock soup, 7pm start
16th April 2012 - Beautiful words from our sound engineer for the EMII recording
thank you Grant!
12th April 2012 – We have entered our musical adolescence!
9th March 2012 – We Have Won, Live (Edit): The Place, Kings Cross.
7th December 2011 – A full live video of Fork Crime, from Eye Music II
7th December 2011 – Ka's Green Notebook / Duodecimal
1st December 2011 – Playing in the centre. 7:30pm with some other bands. Click here.
8th September 2011 – Preview and/or buy our new recording here.
11th August 2011 – Back at the Eden Project as session musicians for Sam Smit.
3rd August 2011 – Come to the Pleasance Courtyard at 1pm daily. You can buy the soundtrack as well.
23rd July 2011 – The Rock Trio play at the FARM: Dalston from 9pm.
4th July 2011 – Jaleo premiered at the Guildhall in ten days.
21th June 2011 – Down in Exeter for three days with GECco. Come see...
13th June 2011 – Roebuck Pub, Borough, on 8th July. HEAR OUR ROCK BAND's first new outing!
27th May 2011 – A brand new tab and a new 10 minute rock track for you...
12th April 2011 – And finally today...
12th April 2011 – It's that time of year again!
Instrumentation – Guitar | Cello | Clarinet | Bicycle Wheel
21st Febuary 2011 – Meanwhile, above is the theme for the imaginary fishing island in the show Högelsund
by DAS BERLINER ZIMMER being performed in Berlin from Wed. 23rd February
25th January 2011 – A busy few months ahead...
5th November 2010 – It's happening...
“…SERIOUS MUSICAL SKILLS ON DISPLAY...”
Emailed critique of EYE MUSIC from Derek Walmsley, reviews editor of THE WIRE.
Ben Perowsky: New York City drummer and musician
19th October 2010 – Some nice words...
5th October 2010 – Ben Handysides has very foolishly confirmed to take the drum challenge on
Eye Music 2. HOORAH FOR US!!! (oh dear for him). Expect great things folks.
5th October 2010 – New piece: Flirt with Pascal, explained in structure for your curiosity as a sneak
prelude before we unleash the new sounds upon you.
23rd August 2010 – Nine new pieces written for Eye Music 2, ready to practice up. Swimming pool and a nice sunny
break in Madrid town, in very good company.
16th August 2010 – Heard this and laughed heartily. An itunes gem!
15th August 2010 – Start of week two in Spain. Seven pieces written so only two to go! 24 Note Waltz contains a chord
progression which makes me blubber like a l'il baby. [Keir]
10th August 2010 – End of day 4. All tracks have been develpoed conceptually and some
are finished. The studio owner has the same toilet patterns as oliver – a little freaky.
8th August 2010 – Currently in the Madrid Studio
writing for Eye Music 2.
First two days a success. 2 more weeks to go!
18th July 2010 – Space now booked in Madrid [www.hangar19.es]
12 April 2010 – It’s our birthday! I'd never have guessed we’d be doing these sorts of things
when we were 4.
What a bizarre journey! Now for synchronised dancing…
29th March 2010 – Summer dates confirmed in London. Performances will include a reworking of Fleuve and a
15th February 2010 – EYE MUSIC released.
10th February 2010 – Fleuve is set for London tour this spring. Find out more here.
Photo: Ciaran Cunningham