Hebden Bridge – Masonic Hall – MICHAEL BEGG + jffstnhs + DEAN McPHEE – Sunday 3rd November 2013

michael begg WEBAfter the success of our March gig with Colin Potter, we are delighted to be bringing you one of Colin’s contemporaries and collaborators, Michael Begg. Michael Begg’s discography contains two distinct strands. The first is his work as Human Greed, usually in collaboration with artist Deryk Thomas , and with contributions from the likes of David Tibet, Colin Potter and Julia Kent.

Through his work as Human Greed, Begg has become acclaimed as an intense, overwhelming but subtle architect of sound. This lead him to the second strand of his work, as half of Fovea Hex with Clodagh Simonds of Mellow Candle. Fovea Hex have collaborated with everyone from Brian Eno to Andrew Liles.

His latest album, “Omega” is based around music he created for the production “Omega” by Russia’s blackSKYwhite Theatre and he toured with them to Glastonbury and then for a residency at the Edinburgh Festival.

Begg’s work suits large, old buildings and he has played live shows in such venues as Edinburgh Cathedral so we are delighted to be hosting him in the evocative and atmospheric setting of Hebden Bridge Masonic Hall, a perfect match for his sound. Expect the Michael Begg of Human Greed sound creating haunting, melodic but minimalist soundscapes that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

In support we have jffstnhs, the new recording moniker of Jeff Stonerhouse who first made his name with the breathtaking pastoral soundscapes of Listening Mirror. Harder to pin down that his work with Listening Mirror, as jffstnhs he moves his sound into the classic darker, more experimental sound more akin to the likes of Nurse with Wound, Coil and the legendary “Isolationism” compilation album. Jeff rarely plays out live so this is a rare chance to catch him in action, especially outside of London.

Dean McPhee is an acclaimed solo guitarist. Last year his album “Son Of Black Peace” on Blast First Petite won him rave reviews from such disparate sources as The Wire, Record Collector, Drowned In Sound, Mojo and even Pop Matters who said it was “as devastatingly beautiful as Michael Chapman’s Fully Qualified Survivor, the best of John Fahey, John Martyn, and the most meditative lines Richard Thompson has ever played”.

If you enjoyed our gigs from Colin Potter or The Psychogeographical Commission then you definitely should not miss this

Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 with a free mix CD if you buy in advance from here
BUT WHERE IS IT? Google maps and all web searches don’t bring up Hebden Bridge’s Masonic Hall and ask most locals where it is and they won’t be able to tell you. It is hidden in plain view in central Hebden directly opposite Enigma Ink tattoo shop on Hangingroyd Lane GOOGLE MAPS LINK

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