Oto & onwards…

July 15, 2010

Reminder: the UK leg of Mark Templeton‘s European tour starts next Monday, July 19 at Cafe Oto‘s hellosQuare night, where the great Canadian’s glitchy delicacies will be supported by sympathetic sounds from Inch-time & the excellently named Isambard Khroustaliov (aka Sam Britton from Icarus) with Maurizio Ravalico.

Mark – who launched an outstanding new self-released EP, Ballads, on this tour – then has further dates in Cambridge (Portland Arms, July 21) and Hebden Bridge (Hole in t’Wall, July 22).

Previous coverage (Oto) & here (MT).

UK/European promoters – subtle, mesmerising Canadian ambient-glitcher Mark Templeton has a few dates still available on his UK/European tour next month (already visiting Berlin; Bolzano, Milan & Rome; Bristol, Cambridge, Hebden Bridge & London). Contact earslend@gmail.com for details.

Bio: ‘Mark Templeton utilizes a background in acoustic music and instruments such as the guitar, banjo and accordion to compose electro-acoustic music using said instruments and a variety of effects processes. Since the release of his critically acclaimed Standing on a Hummingbird in 2007, his sound has been called “pastoral,” but also “painterly” in an attempt to describe how his instruments are crumbled and reconstructed into new forms; a process further developed and realized on his 2009 release, Inland.

Templeton’s works have been commissioned by organizations of contemporary dance, film and audiovisual disciplines. His live performances have at times been accompanied by Edmonton-based experimental filmmaker aAron Munson’s visuals. In 2009 this ongoing collaboration resulted in the release of M. Templeton & aA. Munson: Acre Loss on CD and DVD.

Templeton has performed at international festivals and alternative spaces such as MUTEK Festival (Montreal), Unsound Festival (Krakow), Eat This Festival (Utrecht), Galapagos (New York), Send + Receive Festival (Winnipeg), Latitude 53 (Edmonton) and Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival (Montreal).

MT profile by Lend Me Your Ears (Ears Alive’s sister site…).

MT home page / MySpace / SoundCloud.

Extraordinary new EP coming soon, by the way!

Zoobizarre live set

Avonmore live set

May 2010 – Cambridge

April 26, 2010

Tim Hecker & Simon Scott: no direct Ears Alive involvement – but highly, highly recommended…

July 2010 – London

April 10, 2010

Ears Alive connected an artist & hosting label: event.

Ears Alive connected promoter & artists: event.