A Music Residency program.
An opportunity to participate in a one-off improvisation workshop with Weasel Walter.
25-27th October 2015: 5pm-9pm
Islington Mill, James St, Salford, M35HW
FREE, Limited to 10 participant
The Weasel Walter improvisation workshop was an opportunity to learn from one of the finest and most experienced improvisors of the 21st Century. Walter is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.
Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation. He has improvised with a HUGE array of musicians across his career and this will be a real opportunity to learn from a master.
In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective, which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedlia. In March 2013, Walter’s label ugEXPLODE released the self-titled CD recorded live at The Knitting Factory in November of 2012.
About Weasel Walter:
Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Spanning a long and diverse career Walter have played drums for the likes of Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Henry Kaiser, Roscoe Mitchell, John Butcher, Peter Evans, Elliott Sharp, Darius Jones, Mary Halvorson, Frank Gratkowski, Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins.