sound lab logo: Frankenstein's Monster wearing headphonesThere’s an interesting season of concerts of experimental music being put on Glasgow this spring, under the collective title of “Sound Lab”.

First in the series was the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra performance a couple of weeks ago, but here’s what’s coming up:

Wednesday 4 April. Stelkur.
Icelandic ensemble specialising in the music of Charles Ross.

Wednesday 11 April. The Red Ensemble with Lives as Omens.
The Red Ensemble (not to be confused with the Red Note Ensemble) play music created from a mixture of field recordings, samples, and live electronics. they’re preceded by the first live performance by Lives as Omens.

Wednesday 2 May. Kjuregej.
Siberian singer performing traditional songs backed by an ensemble of strings, drums, jews harps and throat singers.

Thursday 3 May. Hanne Darboven’s Op.17a.
Robert Black, bassist with Bang on a Can, performs what is described as “one of the most challenging and extreme works of minimalist ever”, Opus 17a by German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven.

Wednesday 9 May. Jim McKenna.
A selection of semi-improvised and original music played on a range of vintage synthesizers.

Wednesday 16 May. Centre Street Project.
Improvisations based on found sounds recorded around Glasgow.

Thursday 17 May. Coronal Mass Ensemble.
Contemporary music ensemble made up of students at Glasgow University, who’ll be performing works by Terry Riley, Christian Wolff, John Cage and members of the ensemble.

Friday 15 June. Edit-Point. 7.30pm
Concert of electro-acoustic music, concentrating on music written for clarinet in the last 30 years, including two world premieres.

All the concerts are in the Recital Room in the City Halls. Most of them start at 8pm, except for Op.17a (7pm) and Edit-Point (7.30pm). Tickets are £6.

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