Rich Perks + Vlookup Trio: Fretless Architecture
Colchester Art Centre – 5th November 2015
As both a guitarist and composer Rich exhibits a keen interest in anything unusual, progressive and innovative. As well as being an active gigging musician in the commercial industry, he performs much contemporary, experimental and improvised music, specialising in fretless electric guitar.
The vLookup Trio is comprised of Rich Perks (fretless electric guitar), Andrew Hall (trumpet) and Tom Atherton (percussion). Together they explore pieces which combine pre-composed material with improvisation in styles that range from avant-garde noise to funk-rock, whilst also pushing the sonic possibilities of a trio instrumentation by incorporating effects and live electronics.
Last year Rich released an international call for scores, in conjunction with Colchester New Music. His aim was to explore the possibilities of the fretless electric guitar further; in the hope that through making relationships with composers, the full potential of this young and exciting instrument could be discovered and developed.
In this ground-breaking performance, Colchester Arts Centre hosts the premieres of five works selected from this call, juxtaposed with vLookup’s sonic adventures.
Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.