Rammel Club #124 - Marcia Bassett / Ignatz / Tom Betteridge - Sat 7th Oct @ Chameleon
Rammel Club #124
Chameleon, NG1 6HL
Marcia Bassett is a NYC-based musician, performer, and artist known for her innovative and unconventional approach to music. Her work explores areas of sound collage, improvisation, and immersive audio-visual environments. Whether working with traditional instruments or electronic media, Bassett constantly pushes the boundaries of sound and image to create a heady sonic interplay of otherworldly narratives that are equal parts trance and critique. Her boundary-pushing approach, penchant for collaboration, and relentless exploration of the sonic realm continue to inspire and shape the contemporary music landscape. She is the founder of Yew Recordings.
Ignatz is the alter-ego of Bram Devens. With an acoustic guitar and a few effects, he creates his very own style of improvisation-inspired Euro blues.
In 1910, the illustrator George Herriman created the Krazy Kat comic strip. Ignatz, a vicious mouse, was Krazy Kat’s arch enemy, and his favourite pastime was to throw bricks at Krazy Kat’s head (who misinterpreted the mouse’s actions as declarations of love). Belgian artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego, and comes armed with his own pile of bricks; sparse, emotive songs born of the human condition, wrapped in effects, corroded by tape, driven forth by improvisation and spontaneity.
Tom Betteridge is a poet living in London. His pamphlets include Dog Shades (Just Not, 2023), Mudchute (Veer2, 2021) and Dressings (MATERIALS, 2019). Tom also experiments with voice, feedback, tape and concrete collage: ‘pearly’ came out with Brachliegen Tapes in May and ‘adits’ is forthcoming from Falt this Autumn.