Monday, 7 December 2009

Iorram Presents

David Stackenäs (guitar) & Raymond MacDonald (saxophones)

One of Sweden’s most in demand and inquiring improvising guitarists makes a rare appearance in Scotland.
“Creating something different, not to mention memorable with the world's most popular instrument, the guitar, often seems as unlikely as winning the national lottery. Yet Swedish guitarist David Stackenäs has done so on this short, cunningly enigmatic disc.” Ken Waxman on solo-cd “the guitar”

+ Aileen Campbell (voice), Una MacGlone (double bass) & Emma Roche (flute)

Sunday December 13th 7.30 pm at Streetlevel Photoworks Gallery at Trongate 103
Entry by Donation. Refreshments available

Monday, 19 October 2009

New Releases October 2009

Peter Nicholson and Raymond MacDonald - Streetlevel Iorram OB30

From a last visit to the Streetlevel premises at 48 King Street comes a record that belies the old Apollo/Marsayas opposition of string and wind: both cello and saxophone are wheezing corpulent and apparently without skin. Hear them sing as John Cavanagh swathes their wounds in quarter inch tape. CD-R 100 hand made copies

Helhesten - Thickly Grown Iorram KY96

Tape rubbed evocations of something slender and burnished, Messiaenic aviaries in drains. Recorded in various miss-matched settings, the first six pieces of this record form a crudely but carefully butted assembly. Helhesten's urban pastoral is a dirty place. CD-R 100 hand made copies Review

Monday, 21 September 2009

Iorram Records Launch Event

Marking the release of two new CDRs on Iorram Records by Helhesten and a duo of Raymond MacDonald and Peter Nicholson. Helhesten are Ben Knight - voice and tapes, Hannah Ellul - clarinet and Greg Thomas - viola, zither and guitar. Also performing are Lemur, a Norwegian quartet of Lene Grenager - cello, Bjørnar Habbestad - flute Hild Sofie Tafjord - horn and Michael Francis Duch - double bass.

Late addition: ELi Keszler + Usurper will also be performing

Sunday 25th of October 7pm Streetlevel - now located in new premises within Trongate 103.
Entry by donation

Iorram Related Radio Activities

Iorram's favourite record producer and broadcaster John Cavanagh has teamed up with director Maria Gil of Lisbon based theatre company Teatro Do Silencio in a new production of Pirate Radio, a broadcast for the stage. In this production devised from John's memories and experiences he opens his diary, asks questions and invites invisible guests to the show. Pirate Radio is a flashback, a journey, an attempt at mapping memories and of putting an audience face-to-face with the past and future. It takes place live on stage at The Arches in Glasgow, and is broadcast live online on Radio 6 International here:

Monday, 1 June 2009

Iorram Records Presents GIO CD Launch

To mark the launch of their new CD 'Metamorphic Rock' with George Lewis the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra will be performing live at Streetlevel Photoworks on Saturday 20th of June as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Copies of both new Iorram CDs will be available for sale for a reduced price. Refreshments available. 19:00 Free entry

Monday, 18 May 2009

2 New CDs Out Now

Iorram GN54
Aporias Trio - Tatsuya Nakatani - drums and percussion, Raymond MacDonald - sax, Neil Davidson - guitar: Entre Nous
Recorded in the midst of an intense tour of the UK in 2007. This disk breaks up the long arcs of sound which marked the trio's live performances from that period into discreet essays in sonic physicality. Shamanic percussion, deconstructed guitar and circular breathing. Artwork by Sarah Tripp. CD limited to 500 copies

Review by Richard Pinnell

Iorram ML83
George Lewis and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: Metamorphic Rock
40 minutes of free improvisation from George Lewis and GIO recorded in December 2007 mid way through preparatory work on Lewis's new piece, 'Artificial Life 2007' for the orchestra. One continuous take revealing the group in its subtlest and most raucous modes. Artwork by Sarah Tripp. CD 500 copies

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Iorram Records Presents

Live performances from:

Michael Francis Duch (Trondheim) - double bass solo and duo w. Neil Davidson - guitar

Ben Reynolds

Emma Roche - baroque Flute w. Una MacGlone - double bass

Streetlevel Photoworks Gallery 48 King St Glasgow
Wednesday 29th April 7pm
Entry by donation

Michael Francis Duch's playing retains the monster side of the bass while peeling back its articulation to the bare minimum. A combination of terminal moraine dirt and glacial scale. If Peter Hook had played in AMM...

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Iorram Records Presents

A night in the saddle of unearthed sound at Streetlevel Photoworks Gallery 48 King Street Merchant City Glasgow

Jez Riley French- deep listening east coast style (Hull) from a drawer full of country practices and micro climate resonance.

Aileen Campbell - nose and throat consonance
Ali Robertson - balls, bags and whistles
Neil Davidson - flat wound guitar

Raymond MacDonald - beyond giant steps: giant sax
Peter Nicholson - wounded cello with plainsong

Saturday the 28th of March 2009 7pm start time
Entry by donation. Refreshments available.
Iorram CDRs will also be available to buy

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Burt / MacDonald Live at Streetlevel Photoworks

George Burt & Raymond MacDonald duo at Iorram Records Launch At Streetlevel Photoworks in January

New Releases February 2009

Constant Weave

George Burt (guitar) & Raymond MacDonald (saxophones)
After 11 CDs and 10 years of co-leading their own band Burt & MacDonald release their first duo recording with 5 pieces that explore their highly textured, angular and exuberant approach, engulfed in no-holds-barred, freewheeling improvisatory negotiations. CDR 100 copies


Una MacGlone (bass), Nick Fells (laptop), Neil Davidson (guitar)
With bows and beaters, loops and samples, thwacks and strokes, propellant outbursts and reflexive stasis, this section of duo improvisations meld, blend and merge electronic and acoustic worlds and question conventions of instrumental performance.


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