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Supersilent featuring John Paul Jones

The combined force of one of the world’s most questing musical units and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist resonate deep over a select set of UK dates.

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The art of instant composition will be taken to new and beautifully realised places by a peerless group of musicians. Over decades and across innumerable live and recorded projects, both sides of this remarkable collaboration have embedded themselves on the map of exploratory contemporary music: this tour will see them push each other further, harder, wilder and freer... a heavyweight collaboration entering uncharted sonic zones.

The Norwegian 'deathjazzambientavantrock' ensemble Supersilent have just one rule: no rehearsals. Every recording and concert is entirely improvised, approaching each show with a conceptual rigour that makes each one a distinct and coherent soundworld. they have released 11 wildly contrasting albums on Rune Grammafon/ECM, playing live across the globe to rapturous and committed audiences. Whether dreaming up coruscating noise, minimal ambient meditations or electro-acoustic explorations the trio, comprising of Arve Henriksen (trumpet, electronics, drums, vocals), Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) and Helge Sten aka Deathprod (electronics) instinctively push to the outer limits and are capable of creating compositions of both profound beauty and elemental power.

Plus support on all dates from Aki Onda (USA/Japan), an artist whose musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. He captures field recordings on tape and manipulates his source material electronically in spellbinding electro-acoustic performances. Onda started making music with Eye Yamatsuka (of The Boredoms) and Nobukazu Takemura in Osaka in 1990. He then became a sought after producer before starting his travels and recording his own poetic and highly personal solo albums, the result of re-examining moments of time he has spent travelling and recording.

Tour dates

14.11.12
Birmingham
Town Hall
w/ Aki Onda
15.11.12
Glasgow
The Arches
w/ Aki Onda
16.11.12
Manchester
RNCM
w/ Aki Onda
17.11.12
Bristol
Arnolfini
w/ Aki Onda
18.11.12
London
Village Underground
w/ Aki Onda