Agathe Max ~ Aonghus McEvoy ~ Gavin Prior
Graduated in Electroacoustic Composition, violinist Agathe Max, beside different collaborations (Max Turner-Kuro, Farewell Poetry, Hell & High Water, Sathönay, Duane Pitre, Collectif Prisma…) works on different projects including music and sound design for documentaries, animated movies, short movies, theater, contemporary danse and art exhibition.
Trained in classical music for 10 years, she graduated at the Bourgoin-Jallieu School of Music, France, in 1995. Later on, she got exposed to improvised music and to the experimental scene. Inspired by a world both enchanting and draped in darkness, she has developed a wide range of sound textures, unique and melodious, creating unconventional and magnetic musical pieces reflecting a personality in constant search of rareness in music. Her concerts are a musical gift to many festivals in France and abroad, with enchanting and fascinating performances.
She released a first album, self-produced, in 2006, entitled Solace the Grizzly and in 2007, the independant record label Angry Ballerina released a live album, Sonic Live, recorded at Sonic, a prestigious musical venue in Lyon, France.
The same year, her encounter with the drummer and composer Jonathan Kane was crucial and led her to collaborate with the record label TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS with whom she released her third album This Silver String in October 2008. It was widely acclaimed by the press and presented in tours throughout US and Europe.
Dangerous Days, her first LP, was released on February 2013, on the french label Inglorious Records. More orchestrated and deep, the 6 tracks of this album have in common soundscapes leading to reverie and contemplation with hypnotic rhythms and surprising tunes.
Her last album Ambiance 2 was released in april 2014 by BoxBedroomRebels, label from Manchester. It is an hommage to Brian Eno’s Ambient , including one EP with two tracks and a CD long play with a 75 minutes of meditative piece.
She have also created a project called OFIELD, electronic project mixing environmental sounds with effects and loops, creating a new kind of soundscapes for an imaginary land. This project was born after a residency in french area of Lozere on summer 2015 with the interdisciplinary artistic collectif Prisma. OFIELD is linked with the tradition of Electroacoustic Composition, it is therfore the continuity of Agathe Max’s work.
Notes, chords and harmonics played on guitar (mostly plucked carefully, sometimes dampened and other times tremeloed in quick succession).
Aonghus is a musician from Dublin. He has played with musicians such as Annette Krebs, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Adam Campbell, Ludo Mich, Adam Pultz Melbye and Damo Suzuki. Aonghus’ long term projects include a duo with chaotic synthesist Tristan Clutterbuck and he is a member of pioneering exploitation folk-rock group ‘Woven Skull’ and the brutalist punk quintet ‘Worst’.
As well as solo work, guitarist/producer Gavin Prior currently ‘sings’ in the the acapellyptic vocal group The Primal Barber Trio. He was previously a member of United Bible Studies and has played in the Free Jazz/Metal trio Tarracóir and noise duo Toymonger.
Gavin will be presenting a solo electronic set.
Published on 11 January 2018