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Inclusion Principle  -  Sun Apr 03, 2016  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 8.00 ( £ 6.00 concessions)
Sheffield-based multi-instrumentalist Martin Archer wowed the Bridge audience late in 2014 with the wildly dynamic 10-piece improvising ensemble Engine Room Favourites. Now we welcome him back with a very different but equally enthralling project, Inclusion Principle.

Formed in 2006 as the duo of Martin and Herve Perez, with percussionist Peter Fairclough becoming a permanent member in 2013, the triumvirate operate in a fluid space between electronics, nu-jazz, contemporary electroacoustic music and free improvisation. Although Archer and Perez play a similar set-up of reed instruments and laptops, their approach is very different, so the chemistry between them is capable of creating an exceptionally wide range of improvised soundscapes. Similarly the dynamics of the music can be in constant flux, ranging all the way from microtonal minimalism to beat-driven techno, via ambient pastoralism (natural recordings form part of the duo's armoury) and distinctly jazzy episodes.

Peter Fairclough fills a space in this soundscape that seems absolutely right, making brilliant use of hand percussion in the more abstract passages, while setting up driving jazz grooves when the music gets a little more funky! All in all this is music that has something for everybody, conveying a love of sound and performance that is unfailingly infectious.

Tickets for this gig are available from Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from