This exciting live collaborative night launches Mix the City: Glasgow and Berlin – an online interactive music platform where you can create and mix your very own soundscape of these two creative powerhouses. Glasgow was awarded UNESCO City of Music status in 2008.
Curated by Alun Woodard, a founding member of much loved Glasgow band The Delgados and co founder of the Chemikal Underground record label, the line up for the gig features musicians involved with the Mix The City project and promises to be an interesting and collaborative event.
Alun shared his thoughts on some of the musicians who’ll be performing:
‘Part human, part fairy, Kathryn Joseph's elemental music lures you in with every creak of the piano and every broken syllable until you are unwilling to escape.
I knew Hubby for 20 years before I found out he wasn't actually called Hubby. His bank manager knows him as RM Hubbert; former post-rock, mathematically suggestive, guitarist for El Hombre Trajeado and currently the most expressive and distinct 6 string player in the country. From his rhythmic, melodic and melancholic solo work to his intuitive and imaginative collaborations, live performances from RM Hubbert are always a bit special.
When I saw the line up from the Berlin Mix the City project I was delighted to see Barbara Morgenstern's name on the list and thought it would be great to invite her to play at the Glasgow event. From 1998's analogue driven Vermona ET6-1 to 2015's shimmering inquisitive, effortlessly executed Doplestern, every record from Barbara is a gem.’
There's an intensity and something really primal about Painted X-Ray. It is potent and dynamic with insistent guitar and violin interweaving around a pounding and constantly-evolving rhythm section of taiko and bass guitar.
Mix The City is delivered in partnership with the British Council and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music.