Trestle Records is a London based label dedicated to new instrumental music. Alongside a programme of new LP releases the label also hosts the One Day Band sessions. Musicians are invited to a fully engineered studio to make a record in a day. A multitude of artists have been invited to participate from a variety of backgrounds and genres of music.


The participants are either selected by the label or a musician is invited to curate the session themselves. The idea is to facilitate an environment for musicians to meet and collaborate on an improvised endeavour. The results are then hosted on the trestle records website to be listened to in a developing archive reflecting and celebrating the concept.


The musicians involved are sent the mixed edits of the days recordings to comment upon before we eventually post them on line. It's an incredibly collaborative and respectful process where the musicians invited are often playing together and meeting for the first time.

The One Day Band sessions during 2019 will be kindly supported by the arts council England



In the summer of 2019 Trestle Records was invited by artist and professor Oliver Kruse and programmer Susanne Scheidler to take up residence for one week in the Haus Für Musiker. Situated on The Rocket Station, just outside of Düsseldorf in the bucolic German countryside, we set to creating a recording environment to capture three improvised sessions taking place over three days. Our friend and local musician Thomas Klein (Sølyst, Kreidler) was invited to curate these sessions, who assembled a rich variety of players and styles. The sessions were engineered by Callum Sadler and Nick Siddall with Neil Cain filming and Nick Downes taking still photography. Ross Downes mostly sorted out the food and beer. We also owe a huge danke to our friend and collaborator artist Frauke Dannert who made all of this possible due to suggesting the whole idea in the first place and introducing us to the lovely team at Hombroich. And thanks also to the in-house tech Mark Spörel who looked after us and ran around finding everything we needed.

“To me, Hombroich means not only the construction of a museum, but the attempt to find a new form of living with all the ideas and things which one might almost see as having been disparaged in society to date”. Karl-Heinrich Müller (1936–2007), founder of Museum Insel Hombroich and Foundation

Hombroich is a museum and a place where artists live and work; a landscape; and a domain for both: architecture, and artistic, literary, philosophical and musical events. Conceived as a continuing ‘open experiment’ and born out of the personal commitment of private collectors alongside artists with a lasting association with Hombroich, the Stiftung Insel Hombroich, the foundation established in 1997, encompasses Museum Insel Hombroich, Raketenstation Hombroich and the Kirkeby-Feld.

Raketenstation Hombroich Since 1994 the former NATO missile base has been used as a site where art and architecture are developed, in complementary fashion to the Museum Insel Hombroich, and used as a habitat and place of work for artists from the realms of art, literature and music. Participating in the redesigning and rebuilding project on the base were the artists and architects Raimund Abraham, Tadao Ando, Dietmar Hofmann, Erwin Heerich, Oliver Kruse, Katsuhito Nishikawa, Claudio Silvestrin and Álvaro Siza.

Haus für Musiker The building designed by Raimund Abraham offers space for artists and scientists of various disciplines in four living rooms and four studios, who use their stay at the Raketenstation Hombroich to concentrate on their own work and to exchange ideas. The program is founded by the Kulturstiftung NRW.

ODB 28


Kai Angermann - Percussion / Electronics // Frauke Berg - Multi-instrumental // Axel Ganz - Electronics // Anja Lautermann - Multi-Instrumental

Anja Lautermann, musician and sound artist from Düsseldorf, operates in the border area between traditional musical structures and experimental sound art. Her work is characterised by elements of electronic and electro-acoustic music, but also references to musique concrète, classical and new music, as well as the use of conventional musical instruments, electronics, recordings and everyday objects that make sounds. In her performances, she explores the diverse possibilities of reinterpreting musical and sonic content, constantly seeking new transitions, connecting and separating aspects by relating sounds from the most diverse contexts to one another. Anja Lautermann works in various ensembles with which she realises concerts, installations and performances.

Frauke Berg lives in Düsseldorf and is a visual artist and experimental musician (electro/acoustic). Numerous drawings, radio works, digital animations, installations and performances have been created in various collaborations and contexts. Her main interests are in-situ work and communication. Drawings are used as well as animations, noises, sounds and installations. As initiator of the "Hallraum Projekt", which was part of the art project "Gasthof Worringer Platz" founded by Andrea Knobloch and Oliver Gather, she invited positions between sound and visual art into public space. Here, questions about "togetherness" in space were repeatedly negotiated and made visible.

Axel Ganz is a musician who has appeared in numerous different projects for many years. He has played synthesizer, piano and electronic organ in numerous bands. He has also produced music for film and theatre productions and played as a performing musician for the theatre. Since 2018, Düsseldorf, he has been working with live coding, a technique that focuses on writing source code and interactive programming in improvised form. The intention behind this is to explore genuine forms of digital composition tools and sound generation. He also is cofounder of livecoding community „Toplap Düsseldorf“, which organises concerts and workshops on algorithmic music and creative coding.

Kai Angermann lives in Düsseldorf/Germany. He studied percussion at Cologne University of Music and at the Drummers Institute in Düsseldorf and the Drummers Collective in New York. Kai Angermann operates as an independent artist, drummer and soloist and music teacher. In addition to his work on band and ensemble his musical interest focuses on improvisational music and on projects which interact and get in touch with other art forms. He realizes his musical ideas drawing from the rich body of percussion and making use of the electronic alienation of acoustic sounds. As particularly attractive he would call the handling of electronics and the possibilities to influence the musical “material” as well as the variety of percussion instruments.

ODB 27


Dariya Maminova - Multi instrumentation and voice // Stefan Schwander - Electronics // Stefan Jürke - Electronics

Dariya Maminova (*1988) is a composer, pianist, singer, performer and painter, currently residing in Cologne, Germany. She comes from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Dariya works in the fields of experimental instrumental and electronic music, improvisation, musical theatre, and pop music. She is a performer and composer at the MAMI NOVA project, co-founded with her sister Malika Maminova (percussion) in 2012. A great interest is vocal music: her work catalogue includes pieces for choir, pieces for ensemble and singing, a chamber opera and songs. She is also interested in the synthesis of experimental contemporary music with both pop genres and music from other cultures. Since 2013, Dariya has been a participant in the interdisciplinary project "Framewalk" with the Kabawil organisation in Düsseldorf, where she has worked as a composer and performer together with artists from Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia. Dariya also implements and performs the idea of synthesising various genres in her own project "Dariya's Songs". Dariya Maminova studied piano and composition at the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory, composition both at the Detmold Academy of Music with Prof. Fabien Lévy and at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne with Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn, Prof. Brigitta Muntendorf and Prof. Michael Beil.

Stefan Schwander is a pivotal figure in Düsseldorf's Salon Des Amateurs. He has already amassed a remarkably rich musical repertoire. Through his Harmonious Thelonious project, he has spent the past dozen years exploring the worlds of Pan-African, South American and Middle Eastern rhythms in combination with a minimalistic electronic sound, distilling his very own groove from the point at which they converge. This musical reorientation starts with the fundamental approach to production: The polyrhythms of earlier works are no longer in the foreground, replaced by melodies and chords interwoven on a base frame of brittle, simplified beat constructs and rugged bass pulses. The elemental idea of his Harmonious Thelonious project: a form of dance music which, like a good club night, does not succumb to formulaic rigidity or generic expectations, but challenges the crowd, trading with jazz, krautrock, industrial, punk, dub and disco.

YÜRKE / Stefan Jürke lets us listen more closely. He shows electronic components of dance music and demonstrates them, phenomenologically, from all sides. The single track itself. With his compositions, YürkE literally creates creations that allow us listeners to participate in a process of uncovering and re-constructing typical elements of electronic music. He achieves this by improvising on arrangements of prepared substitute pieces and loops with repeated sets of new technical devices. YürkE reveals the essence of electronic music with his work. Stefan Jürke is known as an electronic musician, among other things, for his many years of work with the duo “GRAPH”. There, as well as as a solo artist, he deals with the interpretation and modification of a wide variety of electromusical genres such as abstract, techno and electronica. The main feature of his work is the improvisational intervention in real-time audio and the combination of different style mixes. Jürke also used the principle of quotation and (de-)contextualization in his work as a DJ.

ODB 26


Sam Beste - Piano & Magnetic Resonator // Gwilym Gold - Piano & Magnetic Resonator // Andrew McPherson - Inventor

One Day Band 26 is a double piano session featuring a collaboration between London based composers Sam Beste and Gwilym Gold. Taking place at Fish Factory studios the session finds the two musicians improvising a series of thoughtful pieces ranging in mood, expression and dynamism. Sam Beste, the curator of ODB 26, also took the opportunity to invite Andrew McPherson along to the studio, with his invention, The Magnetic Resonator. It can be heard throughout the recording manipulating the grand piano’s strings to produce subtle drones haunting the exploratory interactions between Sam and Gwilym.

Londoner Sam Beste aka The Vernon Spring is a polymath in music who has production, writing and performance credits as eclectic as Amy Winehouse, Matthew Herbert, Kano, Joy Crookes, Beth Orton, Blood Orange, Gabriels and MF DOOM. Since 2019 he has been making waves with solo project The Vernon Spring, which foregrounds his rare capacity to hold sophistication and simplicity in the same hands through highly intimate muted-piano compositions and improvisations.

Gwilym Gold is a songwriter and pianist. His work as a soloist includes albums A Paradise (2015), Sky Blue Room (2019) and the ever-transforming suite of songs Tender Metal (2012). He has also created original music for a wide variety of art and dance works.

Andrew McPherson is a computing researcher, composer, electronic engineer, and musical instrument designer and a Senior Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Professor of Musical Interaction in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London, where he leads the Augmented Instruments Laboratory. Andrew holds undergraduate degrees in both engineering and music from MIT, an MEng in electrical engineering from MIT, and a PhD in music composition from the University of Pennsylvania. Andrew’s musical instruments are widely used by performers and composers across many genres, and his research has led to two spinouts: Augmented Instruments Ltd, which develops Bela, an open-source audio maker platform, and TouchKeys, a transformation of the keyboard into a versatile multi-touch control surface. He is deeply committed to teaching: Bela is used in the classroom by over 20 universities, and his online course on audio programming has been followed by learners around the globe.

ODB 25


Angharad Davies - Violin // Phil Durrant - Mandolin // Alice Eldridge - Feedback Cello // Chris Kiefer - Feedback Cello // Luigi Marino - Bowed Cymbal // Mandhira de Saram - Violin // Mark Wastell - Tam Tam

Lightship 95 is a recording studio on a 550 tonne ship, permanently moored at Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. The recording studio is run by Soup Studio and it is here that Mark Wastell congregated this incarnation of 'The Seen' to document One Day Band 25. This session lays bare the timbre and restraint that is afforded by musicians fully absorbed in contemporary improvisational practice. The tonal balance of this diverse instrumentation is at once fresh, tense and wholly rewarding.

Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance. Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts. Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Bill Thompson, Mark Wastell, as well as his seven-piece group ‘If Herbie Went West Coast’, using a modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick, mandolinist Richard Scott and drummer Emil Karlsen.

Alice Eldridge is a hybrid musician-coder-scientist-maker, currently working in Music Technology and Environment at the University of Sussex. As a cellist she has collaborated with some of Europe’s boldest improvisers and avant garde artists and is one quarter of award-winning ensemble, Collectress.

Chris Kiefer is a computer-musician and musical instrument designer, specialising in musician-computer interaction, physical computing, and machine learning. He performs with custom-made instruments including malleable foam interfaces, touch screen software, interactive sculptures and a modified self-resonating cello.

Luigi Marino is a musician based in London. His work focuses on networks able to display relationships between human and nonhuman actors, with particular attention to how intuitive decisions can profoundly affect pre-existing conditions. He is an active improvisor performing on both electronic media and percussion, especially zarb and bowed custom cymbals.

Mandhira de Saram is a founding member and leader of the Ligeti Quartet, a string quartet who specialise in contemporary music in all its many guises. She is also a busy soloist - an improviser, chamber musician and collaborator, working across a variety of genres with musicians such as Jason Singh, Wadada Leo Smith, Trish Clowes, Ethan Iverson and Shabaka Hutchings.

Mark Wastell has been active as a musician since 1995, making his initial concerts with the trio IST featuring Rhodri Davies and Simon H. Fell. He has performed and recorded extensively and has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Evan Parker, Lasse Marhaug, John Tilbury, Mattin, Mark Sanders, Tony Conrad, Tim Barnes, Bernhard Günter, Keith Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Burkhard Beins, Paul Dunmall, David Toop, Alan Wilkinson, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Julie Tippetts and David Sylvian.

ODB 24


Belle Chen - Keys / Synth // Anders Holst - ELECTRIC GUITAR // Donna McKevitt - VIOLA // Thomas Stone - Contrabassoon //

Our first presentation of 2021, One Day Band 24 is a session of poise and tactile precision. A complete presence and informal knowing that the collective energy is moving toward considered placement of each and every sound. The session took place at Holy Mountain Studio, London. Reflecting the time, place and ambience of each of the very special following collaborators, this is an audio document of empathy and progressive soundscaping.

A classically trained pianist, Belle Chen's music is a curious blend of classical, avant-garde, world, electronica, and sound art genres. Her approach to music is unpredictable, often bringing to the audience an element of surprise, yet she retains the tonal aesthetic of classical and neo-classical language in midst of textures drawn from experimental, avant-garde, and world genres. Chen first gained attention in UK's art music scene with her self-released EP 'Listen, London' in 2014, in which she juxtaposed classical repertoire with field recordings taken around London. Self-released albums Mediterranean Sounds (2016), Mademoiselle (2017), Departure (2019) followed - each with a distinct artistic vision - and earning Chen plaudits from industry heavyweights including Brian Eno ("original and provocative"), James Rhodes ("hugely impressive"), Max Reinhardt ("a revelation"), and BBC Radio 3 (Top 4 Best New Music of 2016 BBC Introducing).

Anders Holst is a Danish guitarist/composer, who is continuously looking to explore the means of expression through sound, and seeking to disclose the many sonic and textural possibilities that his instrument holds. His music is informed by reflections on the finds of his musical radar, which pans all around the world and is looking both back and ahead in time, and an equal devotion to improvisation and structure. He has released music in his own name on labels blackout music and scissor tail records and on Rillbar with his alter ego shadow ray. Besides, he is part of collaborations such as bog bodies (mir), Anders Holst & Yann Coppier (clang records) and Cirklen. He has played many acclaimed venues in Denmark and internationally.

Donna McKevitt writes music. Music for film and contemporary dance and music for concert. She likes to mess around with sounds, deconstructing them and combining them with acoustic instruments. She also writes for choral groups and chamber ensembles. From time to time she releases her personal work in the form of an EP. Donna started out in the band Miranda Sex Garden and collaborated with artists like Nick Cave, Tricky and Michael Nyman. Her first work was Translucence a song cycle of Derek Jarman’s poetry which she began when scoring music for his final film Blue. Translucence went on to be recorded and released on Warner Classics receiving five star reviews in all the Classical publications and National newspapers. Donna lived in Sarajevo in the early 2000s where she played viola in the Sarajevo Philharmonic. The new EP Sail and the film A Song Still Inside will also be released in 2020.

Thomas Stone is an electroacoustic composer and musician from London. His practice focuses on live performance, reconciling disparate influences such as his tinnitus, physical endurance, false memories, the physical effect of sound, victorian séance, bass music and 20th century composition. Refined through presentation in various resonant spaces (from churches to a disused water tank, Cornish coastal caves to the hull of a ship) his compositions use contrabassoon and sampling devices as oscillators for his snare drum. Blurring the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sound sources, his post-classical / post-techno soundscapes use the relatively ugly means of long tones, dissonances and cyclic rhythms to reach moments of austere, fragile beauty. Thomas has performed throughout the UK including shows at Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery and BBC Radio 3.

ODB 23


Graham Dunning - Turntable // ANDREW LISLE - DRUMS // Benedict Taylor - VIOLA //

Through friendship and shared involvement in the wider improvised music world, Graham Dunning, Andrew Lisle and Benedict Taylor had known each other for many years, though seldom worked together, and not had the chance to work as a featured small group, or ever play in this particular line up.

'As with the title and nature of the project - One Day Band - it was important to search for the potential newness, unpredictability, spontaneity and crucially challenge of a new group, formed in one day! Due to Trestle Records giving the liberty they did through the platform offered to us, it seemed most natural to jump off the veritable trampoline of freedom given, into a free improvisation as we would a live improvised music performance - the studio as approached as a performance setting if you will - making music with live/performance energy, come what may, with no directive and revision. Rather, all three members of the group responding to each other in real time, and are equally responsible for the shared outcome.' - Benedict Taylor

Graham Dunning's live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Graham makes electronic music using unusual methods such as his 'mechanical techno' project and live coding. He regularly plays in improvising duos and ensembles, generally using turntable with dubplates of field recordings, found objects, homemade instruments and spring reverb tanks. Previous collaborators include Colin Webster, Sam Underwood, Ingrid Plum, Anton Mobin, Sascha Brosamer, Embla Quickbeam, Leslie Deere, Bobby Barry and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right. He has performed widely across the UK and Europe, Canada, Russia and Argentina. Graham runs Fractal Meat, an experimental and electronic music tape label which also releases artist editions, with a regular radio show on London's NTS.

Andrew Lisle is a drummer working in the field of jazz and improvised music. He strives to create music within the avant-garde, pushing the limits of what is possible on the drums (technically and musically) while drawing influence from the jazz tradition. Since moving to London in 2013 his virtuosity and musicality has established him as a sought-after drummer on the Jazz and improvised music scene, performing and recording with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK and beyond. These include Colin Webster, John Edwards, John Dikeman, Alex Ward, Dirk Serries, Alan Wilkinson, Matthew Bourne, Rachel Musson and Mark Sanders. Some notable venues and festivals he has performed at include: Cafe OTO, Vortex, The Barbican, Jazz at the Lescar, Paradox (Tilburg), Parrazar (Bruge), Love Supreme Festival, and Incubate Festival.

Benedict Taylor is a solo violist, violinist & composer. He is an active figure within the area of improvised & contemporary music, throughout the UK, EU, North America and Asia. He performs, records & composes internationally, having featured in many venues and festivals including: Spontaneous Music Festival Poznan, Cafe Oto, Jazz en Nord France, Royal Court Theatre, Galway Jazz Festival, Trafalgar Studios London, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott's, BBC Arts Online, BBC Radio 3 & 2, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cantiere D'Arte di Montepulciano, Edinburgh Fringe, CRAM Festival, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, ICA London, Radio Libertaire Paris, Resonance FM London. As an improviser he has worked with; Evan Parker, Alexander Hawkins, Sarah Gail Brand, Paul Dunmall, Yves Charuest, Lauren Kinsella, Keith Tippett, Terry Day, Anton Mobin, Daniel Thompson, Tom Jackson, Neil Metcalfe, Wadada Leo Smith, Alex Ward, Renee Baker, Steve Beresford, Kit Downes, Tom Challenger, Angharad Davies, Stephen Crowe, Hannah Marshall, Cath Roberts, Sylvia Hallett, Dirk Serries, Blanca Regina amongst others. He has been involved with a number of higher education institutions, giving lectures in performance, improvisation & composition at the Royal College of Music, City University of London, Goldsmiths University of London, York University, Royal Holloway College London. He is the founder of CRAM - a music collective and occasional label dedicated to the promotion and programming of improvised music.

ODB 22



Mike Collins and Al Harle Engineers // Nick Siddall Arrangement / Mix / Master

One Day Band 22 was recorded in the seaside town of Ramsgate with Bush, Illhan and Stillman all local to the area with Biscuit making the journey from the West country to complete the line up. The spacious studio surrounding of Big Jelly was used to judicious effect with the session quickly charting contemporary experimental orchestral passages. Reed and string resonances floated in the high celling studio vaults whilst pitched percussion delivered more intimate avant garde ambience. The overall edit highlights a Musique concrète feel that goes a long way to conveying the playful yet considered approach of the boundless musical configurations that the day revealed.

London via Margate composer, producer and multi instrumentalist Raven Bush has collaborated with many well-respected artists including Kate Tempest, Paul Weller, Mica Levi, Kwes and Bullion. His music upholds a balance between the orchestral and electronic, abstract and conventional. Raven is also a member of Syd Arthur.

Known predominantly as a member of the Speakers Corner Quartet, Biscuit (Ross Harris) is a Flautist and multi instrumentalist who has performed at such prestigious venues as the Jazz Cafe, Royal Festival & Queen Elizabeth Hall. Harris has also been invited to perform at Tate Britain for Turner prize artist Chris Ofili, and supported masters Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, The Roots and many more.

Adem Ilhan is an English composer, producer and singer-songwriter. He has released many albums: his solo music project released under the name Adem, in the acclaimed post-rock band Fridge, alongside Kieran Hebden, and as part of the electronic duo Silver Columns with Johnny Lynch. He has scored several feature films and television series and numerous documentaries.

Robert Stillman is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the north east United States. His music juxtaposes the archaic with the futuristic, incorporating influences of Jazz, Minimalism, American Folk music, and experimental electronic music to create a sound described by the Guardian Observer as “lending an avant-garde shimmer to pre-modern American sounds.”

ODB 21


George Bird - Drumset // Leon Brichard - Bass // Bex Burch - Gyil / Percussion // Peter Zummo- trombone / voice / synthesizer / sampler / dijeridu / muteflute

Callum Sadler - Engineer / MIX

The session was one of a series of events (January 24 – 27, 2019) resulting from a 6-month long-distance collaboration between Bex Burch and Peter Zummo. It is one manifestation, in improvisation, of research into combining the gyil’s pentatonic scale with the 12-note western European scale, while also considering rhythmic structures appropriate to both traditions.

With composition in the background, on January 26th, 2019 Burch and Zummo invited Bird and Brichard into the Holy Mountain Studios. Whether responding or initiating, their playing was a fresh infusion. The tracks are all live takes, with no overlays. Sometimes we started from one of the compositions, and at other times someone just started playing. We had at least one microphone recording from the beginning of the session, capturing a special moment or two.

Bex Burch is principally known as the founder and band leader of Vula Viel, a jazz group from London, playing music based on the sound of the gyil, a wooden xylophone from West Africa, fused with elements of electronica and minimal music. Burch trained in percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was introduced to the minimalist music of Steve Reich, and then spent three years with the Dagaaba people of the Upper West Region of Ghana. There she learned music and xylophone making as the apprentice of a master xylophonist, before returning to the United Kingdom and forming Vula Viel. The name Vula Viel was given to Burch on the completion of her apprenticeship, and means "Good is Good" in the Dagaaba language, Dagaare.

Zummo is an American composer and trombonist. He has been described as "an important exponent of the American contemporary classical tradition." Meanwhile, he has been quoted as describing his own work as "minimalism and a whole lot more. Since 1967, Zummo's compositions exploring the rock, jazzss, disco, punk, and world-music idioms have been presented in venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City Center, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, among many others in New York City, as well as in numerous additional spaces worldwide. The website of the music magazine Pitchfork called Zummo's music “the sound of sublimity…that sends shivers down the nervous system,” and in an interview with The Quietus, Scottish deejay JD Twitch (Keith McIvor) characterized Zummo's work as “sheer bliss.” Zummo's "most familiar" music was created with cellist Arthur Russell Zummo played on most of Russell's recordings and produced several of them. Russell, in turn, played often for Zummo, notably on the Bessie Award–winning composition Lateral Pass, created for a dance by choreographer Trisha Brown, with a stage set by artist Nancy Graves.

Leon Brichard is a French born bass player and producer based in London UK. He is a founding and active member of the bands Ill Considered and Wildflower as well as French electro meet post-punk band Madmadmad. Ill Considered have released seven albums since their formation in 2017. Wildflower released a self titled records in 2017 and have been featured on the Sgt Pepper tribute album ‘impression of pepper’ released by the Impulse Label they are due to release their second album in 2019. Madmadmad has just released their first album. Leon has also performed, produced and recorded with a wide range of artists including Salif Keita, Rachid Taha, Batida, Melt Yourself Down, Plan B, Bilal, Francois and the Atlas Mountain, Sara Creative Partners amongst others.

A drummer, producer, and mixing and mastering engineer, the eclectic George Bird works with Zara McFarlane, electro-jazz upstarts Saltwater Samurai, Afro-pop musician Byron Biroli, theatre productions, and recording sessions ranging from folk to rock and beyond.

ODB 20


Marina Elderton - Guitar / Vocalisations // , Kcin- Drums / Electronics Alicia Jane Turner - Violin / Guitar

One Day Band 20 features a collaboration between guitarist and composer Marina Elderton, drummer and electronic musician Nicholas Meredith (AKA Kcin) and violinist, composer Alicia Jane Turner.

As you’d expect from this trio ODB 20 is a highly atmospheric, darkly ambient collection. Nicholas’s drumming varies with industrial din and metallic klang above a sure footed driving kick and free-wheeling kinetic energy. FX pedals augment Marina’s guitar and Alicia’s violin, enabling a textural approach that strays into soundscape and filmic suggestions. Foreboding drones fluctuate and distort amidst spectral effected voices, a pitch-shifted seance that haunts throughout the session. It’s the rewarding culmination of three musicians comfortable and attuned in a mutual exploration that complements a shared aesthetic of confident experimentation.

Marina Elderton is an award winning composer for film, tv, theatre and games, based in London. Her practice combines experimental textures with traditional instruments. As an independent musician she regularly collaborates with other artists, co-founding ethereal-psych duo KULL, electronic duo White Russia (BBC Introducing) and female sound artist collective Erinyes.

As Kcin, Australian producer/drummer Nicholas Meredith combines industrial electronic production with his background as an in-demand drummer to craft powerful, ever-shifting soundscapes that feel monumental in their magnitude. His sound-world, although wet through with electronic and digital elements, draws significantly from the natural world: monolithic structures, human biology, water, working with themes of uncertainty and environmental change.

Alicia Jane Turner is a composer, sound designer, violinist and performance artist whose work spans contemporary theatre, new classical music and live art. Her practice focuses on the visceral affectivity of sound and live music in interdisciplinary performance, using composition and immersive sound design to explore the relationship between the internal and external body, and ask questions about physicality, identity and intimacy. Her compositions fuse the textures of noise music and ambient minimalism with classical instrumentation and electronics, to create dissonant and intricately layered pieces. In her research she interrogates the gendered politics of listening, silence and noise, and how sound and light works to generate atmospheres in sensorial encounters with contemporary theatre.

ODB 19


John Tilbury - Piano // Martin Clarke - Field Recordings

The 19th One Day Band session comes from the mind of respected pianist and improviser John Tilbury. Along with musician / sound engineer Martin Clarke, John suggested a collaboration that also incorporates nature, specifically the gulls and the ambient sounds of his Kent coastal home.

The session took place in John’s home studio where he reacted to the prepared field recordings made by Martin Clarke in the morning of the session. Listening to Martin’s edit over head-phones, John played a series of improvisations utilising a grand piano played using a variety of experimental means.

John often used chance and a gestural motion with his fingers that purposefully didn’t always fully engage the keys. Fingers fluttering and wandering the sounds are sparse and incidental. Alongside this expressionistic playing John also used the interior of the piano percussively, striking and strumming the strings of the opened piano.

Martin’s ambient recordings intermingle with the sensitive piano interludes. The sounds of the street, the sea and the local gulls squawking, makes for a listening experience that sounds like a memory.

ODB 18


Kuljit Bhamra - Tabla // Bex Burch - Ghanaian Gyil Xylophone // Magnus Mehta - Hand Percussion

Our 18th One Day Band session, curated by Vula Viel’s band leader Bex Burch, features Bex in collaboration with Kuljit Bhamra and Magnus Mehta.

Bringing together three accomplished percussionists the 4 tracks exhibit a stream of rhythmical improvisation and symbiotic collaboration. Combining sounds from a globally disparate selection of instruments, Indian Tabla, Ghanaian Gil xylophone and Latin hand drums ODB 18 offers a rare experiment focused entirely upon percussion.

Kuljit Bhamra is a composer, musician, producer and educator, celebrated for his Tabla playing and having pioneered the British Bhangra sound, mixing traditional Asian instruments and western forms. He has composed for film and theatre and was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Bhangra and British Asian music.

Bex Burch is the band leader of Vula Viel. A trio consisting of Ruth Goller on bass and Jim Hart on drums. She is a percussionist with a classical training at the Guildhall School of Music. Bex focuses her compositional output to the Gyilli Xylophone, an instrument she built herself under the tutelage of Ghanaian instrument makers. First visiting Ghana as an undergraduate, on the recommendation of a Ghanaian friend, she settled in the north, with the Dagaare People to begin an apprenticeship with Thomas Segkura, a professional maker of Dagaare xylophones, or Gyilli.

ODB 17


Evelyn Glennie - Timpani / Waterphone / Music Box / Tibetan Singing Bowl / Kalimba // Roly Porter Processing & Electronics

Our 17th One Day Band features a collaboration between renowned solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and electronic musician Roly Porter. 

The session took place in the summer of 2018 at Holy Mountain studios in Hackney, to which Evelyn transported a selection of instruments from her vast personal percussion collection. Timpani drums, a Waterphone, small mechanical music boxes, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Cymbals and a number of smaller instruments were utilised throughout the session. A decision was made between Evelyn and Roly to initially capture a series of improvisations by Evelyn.

Once the working method was established the two spent the time together discussing and evolving the project as they went, moving from one instrument to the next as Evelyn performed a variety of spontaneous pieces. Sometimes melodic rhythmical streams, whilst at other times focusing on the generation of noises and droned notes.

The compositions range tonally from droned patience, cloaked in subtlty to cacophonous frenetic expression and abrasive crackling feedback. The tracks all possess a quality of movement, evolving with elemental ferocity. Thoughtful melodic kalimba give way to pounding timpani thuds and manic metallic tapping. Ominous sounds reach out from the distance, shrouded to then lurch into focus with increasing intensity.  Later during the session Roly rerecorded segments of Evelyn's playing. Amplified through guitar amps via a chain of distortion effects pedals, bowed cymbals were transformed into a wailing tsunami of sonic crunch. In the following months Roly processed and arranged the improvisations into a textured and dynamic sound world of which he is know for in both his recent solo LPs and his past work as a member of Vex'd.

ODB 16


Charles Hayward Drums // Chris Sharkey - Guitar, Bass & Electronics // Jack Wyllie - Sax, Synth and FX

Session 16 brings together the kinetic inventiveness of drummer Charles Hayward with the echoing sax-scapes of Jack Wyllie and the guitar/bass dexterity of Chris Sharkey. Shifting with inventiveness, balancing improvised gesture and time keeping Charles’s playing is consistently offering up ideas. Jack’s saxophone sound, well known from his activity with The Portico Quartet, bathes the session in atmospheric drones, augmenting the saxophone as he does with fx pedals to provide synth like textures. It’s a sound drifting in from a distance, reminiscent of Ethiopian and North African jazz sensibilities. Chris Sharkey provided both guitar and bass during the session, ranging his style from staccato bass grooves, exploratory jazz riffs to FX soaked drones and occasional laptop samples.

Charles Hayward is an English drummer / composer and was a founding member of the experimental rock groups This Heat and Camberwell Now. Since the late 80's he has concentrated on solo projects and collaborations, including Massacre with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith, THINTH and Monkey Puzzle Trio. Over the past ten years Charles has developed these attitudes and insights into a wide range of soundwork, both collaboratively and as a solo artist/performer. He releases material on his own label CONTINUITY....and curates a yearly series of performances, workshops and installation called Sound is Sound is Sound which he curates on behalf of Lewisham Arthouse for The Albany Theatre.

Jack Wyllie is a Multi instrumentalist and composer. He has released on labels such as Babel, Realworld, Ninja Tune and Buffalo Temple. He is member of Portico Quartet and Szun waves as well having released several EP’s of improvisations with Luke abbott and Adrian Corker. Jack plays a heavily effected saxophone using guitar pedals to add atmospheric washes of delay and reverb. Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular sound. They have been nominated for the mercury music prize as well as topping several end of year lists in the likes of time out and crack magazine.

Chris Sharkey is a dynamic and inovative composer and musician focusing on expanded guitar. He is also an inspired educator and a founding member of the Leeds Improvised Music Association (LIMA). Sharkey plays, composes and arranges music for several groundbreaking UK groups including trioVD, Acoustic Ladyland, World Sanguine Report and Bilbao Syndrome.

ODB 15


Alex Keegan - Processed Guitar // Sam Parkin - Drums // Francine Perry - Electronics

Session 15, curated by musician/producer Francine Perry features a collaboration with former members of the Sheffield based band Blood Sport. Sam Parkin provides the angular kinetic beat they are known for, with former band mate Alex Keegan layering textural electric guitar over the synths and sequenced samples of Francine's electronic set up. Looped samples, collaged and incidental weave, through exploratory drumming and effected electric guitar. A feeling of disquiet, fidgeting and scratching gives way to repetitive snares and textural chopped guitar drones. Arpeggiated synth propel forward with concentrated high hats and chaotic guitar interference. A jaunting, discordant tone permeates that is reminiscent of the experiments and anti genre stance of No Wave sensibilities heard in such bands as Theoretical Girls, DNA and Mars and the Brits This Heat and Cabaret Voltaire.

Francine Perry is a 24 year old producer, composer and engineer based in London with huge interest in electronic performance. Under the moniker La Leif she makes music that sits somewhere between broken techno and a dystopian film soundtrack. Francine also is one half of the duo ORKA with whom she has performed across Europe, Hong Kong, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. As well as making music she co-founded the London based collective for female and non-binary music producers called Omnii. Francine has just been awarded the Oram Award by PRS foundation and the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop which celebrates female innovators in electronic music. Her next EP ’Violet’ will be released on August 31st by Blank Editions.

Sam Parkin is a drummer and DJ who emphasises polyrhythm, experimentalism and rhythmic immersion in their practice. Previously one third of 'aggrobeat' trio Blood Sport and a core member of Hybrid Vigour, Sam has collaborated widely - leading percussion ensembles, performing as a section leader for 99-piece Japanese experimental band Boredoms, and DJing under the moniker fruit boi. Sam is currently working on new musical projects in London. Originally based in Sheffield but now dwelling in London.

Alex Keegan is a guitarist and electronics explorer with feverish interests in deconstructive electronics, extended harmony and radical political frameworks for experiencing culture. In Sheffield, he was 1/3 of aggrobeat trio Blood Sport, who toured internationally and released records on Blast First Petite and Helena Hauff's Return to Disorder label.

ODB 14


Andrew Blick - Trumpet, Sound Treatments // Peter Gregson - Cello // Land Observations - Acoustic 12 String, Electric 6 String Guitar // Simon Fisher Turner - Electonics

ODB 14 was curated by James Scott Brooks who records under the monicker Land Observations, a London based artist known for minimalist, looped electric guitar compositions that progressively layer into propulsive rhythmical instrumentals. He has released two albums to date on Mute Records and is currently completing the third. The session features Land Observations leading the way with repetitive finger picking bringing to mind the guitar style of 60,70,s American primitivists such as Fahey and Basho and more recently Six Organs Of Admitance. The 12 string guitar flows ever forward setting the mood and rhythm.

Gregson’s cello complements with a range of duties from melodic leads to textured dragging, drones and stacatto. The trumpet is also often played in long droning notes, mourneful and with additional effects creating delays and reverb resulting in an atmospheric quality that is beautifully symbiotic with Simon Fisher Turner’s electronic contributions.

"Having received the invitation to curate and record a one day session for the endlessly interesting Trestle Records, I realised it was an opportunity for me to finally improvise with the musicians, Simon Fisher-Turner, Peter Gregson, & Andrew Blick, who I had initially come into contact with during the recording and performing of SFT's Ivor Novello award winning film soundtrack The Epic of Everest. Gathering together at Holy Mountain studios, our intention for the improvised one day session was to explore the various timbres of a 'cello, trumpet, guitar, and drone ensemble' through a series of cyclical drum-less patterns of varying rhythmic and atmospheric densities.” Land Observations

ODB 13


Jim Daoud - Guitar, Ableton // Sean Douglas - Synths // Tim Jacobs - Bass // Morgan Simpson - Drums

Session 13 is a four piece featuring Morgan Simpson on Drums, Jim Daoud on guitar and fx, Tim Jacobs on bass and Saun Douglas on analog synthesisers. The players very easily locked into a session where the focus was on playing, melody, riffs and groove. It's very much the sound of musicians enjoying themselves. Jim's guitar, often processed through digital effects strays into synth frequencies creating a full sound, utilising delay, pitch shifting and complex reverbs. Sean, using a Prophet 5 synth, builds texture with noise and fuzzed pad drones resulting in atmospheric backgrounds and ambient washes. Morgan's drumming switches easily between styles. Dynamic and driving the session with Tim's bass often pitched low giving a dub / sub grounding to the session.

Jim Daoud is a London based musician involved with a variety of projects. One current project is Myo. Myo are a 4 piece based in London who spend their time programming synths, crashing Ableton and battling midi controllers... They create a blend of future beat dance music and electronic soul. Combining the expressive vocals of Sisa Feherova with the angular hip-hop influenced playing and writing of guitarist Jim Daoud, Myo are trying to find the human touch in the world of programmed dance music. Their co-conspirators in this search are bass experimenter Pete Bennie and drummer/producer George Bird whose conception of sound and rhythm is constantly in flux between the digital and analogue. The result is a densely layered collage of neo soul guitar, mangled vocal samples and crushed drum loops, which underpins what can only be described as melodic and sincere songwriting.

Morgan Simpson has achieved an incredible amount for someone not yet 20. He has received various awards for he's playing and attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology learning about all aspects of music. Morgan's YouTube Channel (MorganGSimpson) features a range of covers with him drumming live over selected tracks. He's also from a talented family of musicians who nurtured he's talent from early childhood. His mother, Elaine, is a singer and vocal coach; his father, Kevin, is a guitarist and guitar teacher and his sister; Lauren, is a singer and bass guitarist.

Tim Jacobs studied at one of the UK's leading contemporary music schools, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, He has performed with several function bands and toured in both the UK and in Europe with his own bands 'Sayonara Sweetheart' and 'OKAPI'. He has also worked with notable session musicians such as Matt Brooks, Liam McGarry and Chad Edwards, as well as the award winning producer Alan O'Connell. Most recently, Tim has been working with the band 'Vanquish'.

Sean Douglas is firstly a musician having studied Audio Engineering in Derry Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 2006 and has since worked out of many of its reputable studios and still frequently engineers Fish Factory, Rak and Rockfield Studios. After many years in these studios, working and learning from the best, Sean felt the need to build his own studio that was not competing with, but complimenting the services offered in the “big studios”. So in 2015 he built Juno with the idea of it being a production, composition, mixing, writing and recording space that can outsource to the larger studios when necessary. Sean is a multi instrumentalist that specialises in composition, arranging and harmony.

ODB 12


Jennifer Allum - Violin // Douglas Benford - Objects // Harry Broadbent - Rhodes // Bertrand Denzler - Tenor Sax // Phil Durrant - Modular Synth // Phil Julian - Electronics // Dominic Lash - Double Bass // Stewart Lee - Text // Graham McKeachan - Double Bass // Mark Wastell - Tam Tam & Harmonium

The origins of this piece date back to the 1st December 1991. I’d attended an all day concert at the Red Rose Theatre in Finsbury Park, London - a benefit gig for Terry Day - featuring dozens of musicians in various groupings throughout the afternoon and evening. One of those musicians was John Stevens. This was my first exposure to John and his music and the beginning of a fascination still very much part of my everyday. John performed three times that afternoon; with his Spontaneous Music Ensemble - comprising Nigel Coombes and Roger Smith later joined by Maggie Nicols and Phil Minton, in a trio with Larry Stabbins and Paul Rogers and in an unaccompanied role, reciting a text composed by himself. He gave no introduction or back story to the piece. It just existed as is. Gone in a few fleeting moments. A couple of years later I secured an audience recording of the concert made by Andy Isham. All of John’s activity that day was on the recording and through repeated listening over the following two decades, I became very attached to the spoken word piece. Earlier this year I finally got around to transcribing the text, hoping that one day I’d be able to include it in a project. This little dream was enabled by Trestle Records and their generous offer to organise and record a session. Finally John’s inspirational words can be heard again and influence others the way they did me, as a young man, twenty six years ago. (Mark Wastell, December 2017)

ODB 11


Rose Moore - Bassoon // Sophie Ramsey - Violin & Guitar // Susanna Warren - Wind Instruments

The trio play with a variety of styles. Track 1 commences the session with Eastern European inflections bringing to mind Bela Tarr and Emir Kusturica soundtracks. From there it mixes folk, jazz and classical into intimate repetitive incantations. It's a suite of thoughtful reactive playing, the players attentively conversing, with the space that a totally acoustic ensemble offers. Rose Moore, the curator of this session, works as a multi instrumentalist and transcribes notation for classical orchestras.

Sophie Ramsey is a Scottish singer, songwriter working in folk traditions. She was awarded vocal and choral scholarships to St Andrews University, where she studied philosophy. Sophie records both her own compositions as well as traditional Scots and Gaelic songs, and has collaborated with musicians from many backgrounds in Scotland, Paris and London.

Rose Moore is a multi-instrumentalist and Goldsmiths music graduate with a Masters degree in composition. As a music editor, she works closely with composers (Gavin Bryars, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Paul Jones, Joby Talbot, Eric Whitacre), specialising in opera and ballet scores. Whether on bassoon, recorders, keyboards, dulcimer or handbells, Rose is happiest making live music and collaborating (Big Star & Friends' Third, Terry Edwards' Blow the Bloody Doors Off!, Sophia Brous, Lucy Fry), arranging (Sort Sol) and recording (Terry Hall, Tindersticks).Her own creative project, themillionstars, revolves around a core of musicians and artists, with a new studio album due in 2018.

ODB 10


Pet Bennie - Bass // Max Hallet - Drums // Tom Herbert - Bass

Two bass guitars, drums and a whole load of pedals. Session 10 was our last in Netil House and doesn't disappoint. Epic soundscapes with intricate and snappy drums drive throughout the session with the players often not knowing who is making which sounds. Letting the pedals loose, Tom and Pete ride the waves of pitch shifters and reverbs to create an orchestra well beyond their instrument's sonics.

Tom Herbert is one third of the Mercury nominated band The Invisible. To date the band have released three well received LP’s on Ninja Tune. He also works as a collaborator and session musician for many other projects as well as having taught music over the years at universities such as Goldsmiths in London.

Max Hallet is the drummer and co composer for Mercury nominated band The comet Is Coming. Under the name Betamax Killer Max he’s part of a three piece with Dan Leaversa and Shabaka Hutchings making cosmic post jazz. Their records are released by the fantastic Leaf label.

Pete Bennie works with numerous outfits including London based prog jazzers Morviscous and more recently Myo Band.



Chris Vatalaro - Drums, Triggers and Electronics // Liam Byrne - Viola Da Gamba.

An incredible 10 hour recording session in Netil House finds Chris Vatalaro and Liam Byrne taking a whole new approach to the One Day Band. Pausing to arrange, discuss and overdub the two musicians collaborated in every sense. Vatalaro augments his drum kit with electronic triggers to produce electro, synth accompaniment for his sure footed and inventive drumming style. Byrne's Viola da Gamba is heard acoustically bowed and plucked as well as duplicated through a series of computer effects. Both Vatalaro and Byrne find balance between the traditional sounds of their instrument alongside digitally expanding the pallet into a sensibility very of its time.

Chris Vatalaro is a composer and multi instrumentalist known mainly for his drumming and expansive approach to playing drums. He is one half of Amoral Avatar, his band with guitarist Leo Abrahams who released their debut with Treslte in 2016. Chris has worked broadly with bands ranging from Public Enemy to Brian Eno.

Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria & Albert museum, or in collaboration with the Appalachian fiddler Cleek Schrey, or creating new electronic works with Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson.



Terry Edwards - Saxophones // Duke Garwood - Electric Guitar // Rose Moore - Bassoon, Piano, Synth, Bells, Music Boxes // Oli Betts - Drums

A session offering a broad pallet of sound and instrumentation. Dukes shifting textural guitar forms a shifting background for riffing horn, arpeggiating synth and subtle piano. The tracks range from gentle contemplations to an abrasively kinetic alt-blues. Rose Moore brings a range of approaches to the session alternating between tuned hand bells, bassoon, music boxes and keys, with Terry’s pronounced playing ranging from abrasive bursts to melodic patterns.

Terry Edwards was a founding member of The Higsons. He has subsequently performed and released records both as a solo artist (with and without his band, The Scapegoats), and as a session musician or collaborator with artists such as Madness , Mark Bedford, Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized, Siouxsie, The Creatures, Nick Cave, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lydia Lunch, Faust, Tom Waits, Jack, The Blockheads, Hot Chip. . . . . . . . Duke Garwood has released five studio albums: Holy Week, Emerald Palace, The Sand That Falls, Dreamboatsafari and Heavy Love. He also played guitar on The Orb's single "Perpetual Dawn," appeared on the first two albums (Fur and Derdang Derdang) of the English rock band Archie Bronson Outfit on clarinet and rhaita (a Moroccan reed instrument), and most recently played guitar on Mark Lanegan's album Blues Funeraland clarinet on Savages' album Silence Yourself, among many other guest appearances.

Oli Betts is predominantly a drummer who also works as a recording studio engineer and lecturer in music. He is a member of the band The Duke Spirit. Initially a 'word of mouth' band, their touring schedules have helped them to spread their music across the country and eventually into America and the rest of Europe. They have played a number of high-profile support slots for Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, British Sea Power, R.E.M., Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Supergrass, Eagles Of Death Metal and Jane's Addiction.

Rose Moore is a multi-instrumentalist and Goldsmiths music graduate with a Masters degree in composition. As a music editor, she works closely with composers (Gavin Bryars, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Paul Jones, Joby Talbot, Eric Whitacre), specialising in opera and ballet scores. Whether on bassoon, recorders, keyboards, dulcimer or handbells, Rose is happiest making live music and collaborating (Big Star & Friends' Third, Terry Edwards' Blow the Bloody Doors Off!, Sophia Brous, Lucy Fry), arranging (Sort Sol) and recording (Terry Hall, Tindersticks).Her own creative project, themillionstars, revolves around a core of musicians and artists, with a new studio album due in 2018.



Justin Gartry - bass // Tommy Longworth - Drums // Nic Nell - Synths // Lukas Wooller - Synths

A contemplative session ranging from thoughtful and melodic to driving motoric electro-pop. Synths provide percussive mallets, spacious drones and arpeggiation contrasting beautifully with the dry lulling bass and punctuating motoric style of the live kit.

Lukas Wooler is best known for his role as the keyboard player in popular indie outfit Maximo Park, whose first two records went gold in the UK as well as having their debut LP nominated for the Mercury Prize. In 2016 Lukas teamed up with The Rakes’s matthew Swinnerton to form Karras. An instrumental band taking influence from krautrock, film soundtracks, techno and disco.

Justin Gartry is a multi instrumentalist and he singer songwriter for the London based rock band Bella Figura. He makes music with a variety of other projects and plays bass for the psych rock four piece Dark Moon alongside the One Day Band’s studio engineer Callum Sadler.

Nic Nell Is an electronic musician and producer who works under the name Casually Here. He’s also one half of the electro pop duo Rainer with Rebekah Raa on Vocals.

Tommy Longworth is a drummer and DJ basd in London.



Leo Abrahams - Guitar // Leafcutter John - Electronics and Modular Synth // Tim Harries - Bass

A truly deep listening experience, ODB 6 is perhaps the most singular and experimental recording in the series to date. Leafcutter John uses modular synths alongside his light interface to create multiple textures, delayed clicks, chirps and static noise. Leo Abrahams, utilising a selection of pedal fx, alternates between angular and atmospheric. The session very much focuses on the production of sounds and layering.

Leo Matthew Abrahams (born 1977 in Camden, London) is an English musician, composer and producer. He has collaborated with a multitude of professional musicians, including Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in England, he started his musical career by touring as lead guitarist with Imogen Heap. Since 2005 he has released five solo albums, largely in an ambient style involving complex arrangements and a use of guitar-generated textures's.

Leafcutter John is a London based Songwriter, Electronic musician, and Artist. He has released 4 albums which all combine elements of folk song with electronic passages. Aside from performing solo sets which are generally improvised and incorporate unusual sound sources, John is also a member of Seb Rochford’s post jazz band Polar Bear.

Harries studied music at the University of York, graduating in 1981 before going on to study Double Bass with Tom Martin at the Guildhall School of Music. He was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks from 1989 to 1993 and Steeleye Span from 1989 to 2001 and has since worked as a session musician for Brian Eno, Film Composers David Holmes and Stephen Warbeck, writer Alan Moore, on the audio CD version of Moore's comic book novel "Angel Passage" (2001), and others.



Leo Abrahams - Guitar // David Coulter - Saw, Percussion, Various // Seb Rochford - Drums

Ambient echoes, scratchy percussion, crunchy loops, washed out delays, electronic feedback. Cinematic sweeps sit at ease with bare knuckle percussive drive, whilst jaw harp pulses and the saw bends its moan atop guitar, abstracted into ambience. There is a profound sense of ceremony at work even in the more subtle passages of interplay where the improvisers allow space, self-editing in attuned support of one another and the sounds being discovered.

Sebastian "Seb" Rochford is a Scottish drummer and bandleader who spans many musical genres. Rochford leads British band Polar Bear. He was born in Aberdeen and has a large family of two brothers and seven sisters. His father, Gerard Rochford, is an accomplished poet in the north east of Scotland. Rochford has played drums for Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Basquiat Strings, Oriole, Menlo Park, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Tetraband, and Sons of Kemet. He worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and leads the band Fulborn Teversham and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John. He also has a solo project called Room of Katinas.

David Coulter works throughout the world as a musician, director, curator, consultant and educator. He is a musical and artistic director of large-scale music and theatre events for Sydney Opera House, Artangel, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Sage, Gateshead, Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Hall, Les Nuits de Fourviere in Lyon, and La Salle Pleyel in Paris. He composes for dance, theatre, cinema, television and radio.He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost musical saw players.He was Associate Musical Director and multi-instrumentalist in the opera The Black Rider, working alongside Tom Waits and Robert Wilson.

Leo Matthew Abrahams (born 1977 in Camden, London) is an English musician, composer and producer. He has collaborated with a multitude of professional musicians, including Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in England, he started his musical career by touring as lead guitarist with Imogen Heap. Since 2005 he has released five solo albums, largely in an ambient style involving complex arrangements and a use of guitar-generated textures's.



Tommy Grace - Synths // Duncan Marquiss - Guitar // Matthew Swinnerton - Guitar and Bass // Rob Hervais-Adelman - Drums

Tommy Graces’s multiple synths lead the way with layered sequencers and arpeggiators forming the electro backbone and setting the tempo. Adelman’s drums flow through a range of styles, offering dynamic variation, from percussive metals to thudding low kicks. Duncan Marquiss’s guitar, using delay, pitch-shift and fuzz distortion contributes angular melodic passages and washed out abstractions, whilst Swinnerton’s guitar brings a mix of dotted rhythmical staccato and crunching overdriven strums. The outcome of this collaboration is five tracks of uplifting, highly kinetic and at times epic, music.

Tommy Grace is a member of the indie band Django Django, a British art rock band based in London. The group was formed in 2009 and released a self-titled studio album in 2012, followed up by Born Under Saturn, released on 4 May 2015 and the band's third album Marble Skies is released in early 2018. Tommy is also a practicing fine artist showing regularly in the UK and Europe.

Duncan Marquiss is a musician and fine artist based in Glasgow. He is a member of the Phantom Band who release records on the Glasgow based label Chemikal Underground. Marquiss graduated in 2001 in Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and subsequently graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005. He undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009 and was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2015. He is currently working on a solo record which will be released in 2018.

Matthew Swinnerton is a British guitar player and composer who was a member of indie band The Rakes. Part of the early 2000’s wave of indie guitar bands they eventually disbanded in 2009 after a string of successful records. In 2016 matthew joined with Maximo Park’s Lukas Wooller to found Karras.

Rob grew up in South London and studied drum kit and percussion at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He splits his time between freelance and session work, as well as playing in Talk In Colour, More Is More, and running a unique 12-piece ensemble; Stompy's Playground. He has performed at the Royal festival Hall, The Southbank Centre, The Union Chapel, and festivals including Shambala, Wilderness, Boomtown, Bestival, and Hop Farm.



Milo Fitzpatrick - Guitar and Double Bass // John Thorne - Double Bass and Piano // Adam Coney - Piano.

An excercise in minimalist textures, the session features meditative arrangements with delicate motifs drifting in and out. Milo opts for guitar laying down drones and textures for Adam’s gentle sporadic piano playing. The playing is subtle, extremely thoughtful and has Jon’s unmistakable bass playing winding through the textures created.

Milo Fitzpatrick is a multi instrumentalist and composer best known for being one quarter of Portico Quartet, an instrumental band from London, UK that have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound. Their debut album, Knee-Deep in the North Sea, was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize and was Time Out’s Jazz, Folk and World album of the year 2007.

Jon Thorne’s career as a bassist and composer has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum. As double bassist in the acclaimed ground breaking electronica band Lamb, he has virtually pioneered the use of live double bass playing in electronic music. He leads the ensemble Oedipus Mingus, an octet performing original arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus. He wrote, recorded and produced his second album 'Watching the Well' - composed as a showcase for his mentor, legendary British bassist Danny Thompson. It was released on the Naim label in 2010.

Adam Coney is a guitarist and composer who studied musical composition in Newcastle. He is a founding member of Trestle Records and member of the London based post jazz band Morviscous. He is a seasoned solo performer, session musician and music educator.



James Daoud - Guitar and Laptop // Nick Siddall - Guitar and Synth // Dean Valentine-Smith - Drums and Synth

With each player using two instruments (often at the same time), this session teases rhythms from abstraction into coherent arrangemts. As rich with poppy hooks as it is with spacey improv, session 2 brings together three players playing very deliberately with ideas of genre.

Dean is a composer and songwriter, making up one half of production-composer duo Teenage News. Additionally, he has several solo projects including live drum/keyboard/loop experiment Orchids and a beat production project under the name VLNTN. He has begun teaching drums in his spare time as well, catering to all age groups whether they are novices, advanced or professional players. He has performed at many major music festivals worldwide including Reading & Leeds Festival, Haldern Pop, Rolling Stone Weekender and SXSW.

Nicholas Siddall is a multi instrumentalist active in a number of bands and projects. He is co composer of cinematic pop band Talk In Colour, as well as post jazz band Morviscous and the electronic duo EQLS with Milo Fitzpatrick. Nick is a co founder of Trestle Records.

James Daoud is a producer and guitar player who augments his guitar through computer midi fx and a self confessed Ableton addict. He is active in a number of bands including the electronic dance outfit Myo.



Pete Bennie - Double Bass & Electric Bass // Beanie Bhebhe - Drums // Danny Keane - Cello // Keir Vine - Piano & Electronics.

The session that started them all, Danny Keane is on cello with added guitar effects along with Keir Vine multi tasking on synth, piano and MPC. Beanie Bhebhe frenetic on drums is accompanied by Pete Bennie on bass.

Since graduating in 2001 with a 1st Class Honors Degree and the Silver Medal for String Studies from Trinity College of Music London, Danny Keane is in much demand as a cellist, pianist/keyboardist, composer and arranger working throughout the musical spectrum. As a classical cellist he has given countless chamber music and orchestral concerts as well as appearing as soloist performing the Elgar Cello Concerto and Tchaikowsky’s Rococo Variations. When not touring, Danny regularly gigs on the London Jazz scene and is continually involved with new and original projects as producer, collaborator, and musician.

Beanie Bhebhe is a much in demand drummer and multi instrumentalist. Currently playing drums in the hugely popular Rudimental and guitar for Anne Marie Beanies profile has been on the ascent. Beanie is an incredibly versatile drummer dealing with equal skill in playing free improvisation, math rock, dance and experimental and is renowned for startlingly high-energy performances.

Keir Vine is a multi instrumentalist, composer and co runs the recording studio 9 Sound. He has written for stage and collaborated with visual artists on installation works. Since 2010 Keir has toured and recorded with the Mercury nominated group Portico Quartet. In 2018 Keir will be releasing a solo project on Trestle Records.

Pete Bennie graduated from the popular music degree at Goldsmiths in London. He works with numerous outfits including London based prog jazzers Morviscous and more recently Myo Band.

©Trestle Records 2016