John Bence is a composer based in Bristol, UK. From a family background rich in classical pedigree and more recently firmly embedded in Bristol’s forward-facing electronic music culture, Bence has pooled a vast breadth of influence into an inspired, atypical practice of self-production and live performance.
As a producer he is already thinking several steps ahead as he generates sound, often incorporating voice or home recorded percussion into his cyclical technique of scoring, recording, manipulating, re-scoring and re-recording in waves, creating heady, intoxicating ripples of harmony and noise.
Following his debut EP ‘Disquiet’, a tantalising ten-minute cycle released on Other People as well as appearances at Berlin Atonal, Bozar and with William Basinski at London’s Union Chapel, Bence’s new material and live show affirms his expanding vocabulary and singular modus operandi, tackling epic narrative themes and uncompromising sonics with a juddering emotional punch.
Listen to Disquiet via Dazed
Read interview here
No shows booked at the moment.