The aim of this project, led by guitarist and composer Rich Perks is to develop a recital repertoire for a new instrument – the fretless electric guitar. The concert will present five works selected from the call for scores:
Turbulence by Julia Usher
Rhapsody No. 1 by Tyler Minshew
Elephants by Phil Maguire
Divisions by Andrew Hall
Deadly Sinner by Josh Trotter
Juxtaposed with these will be a set from the vLookup Trio. Comprising Rich Perks (fretless electric guitar), Andrew Hall (trumpet) and Tom Atherton (percussion), this group explores 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. Listen to some recordings of the Trio here.
See here for full details of the performance.