A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Astor

ASTORRAstor is the moniker of Mark Harwood, Australian publisher, event curator and sound artist who is now residing in London, United Kingdom. Under this guise he deploys a wide variety of techniques including field recording, musique concrete and electronics. All of these forms are approached with a sense of bypassing the cliches imbedded within in order to coerce a sound world which is simultaneously contemporary, foreign, intense, beautiful, unsettling and engaging. Mark has released 2 acclaimed lp’s on Kye (USA) and has just released a third, Lina in Nida on his own Penultimate Press imprint.

(Inland) weaves a series of fascinatingly cryptic concrete tableaux, which cannily exploits textural ambiguities and tensions, sketching a nebulous liminal zone of sound activity where everyday events take on musical qualities and vice versa….. these are meticulously crafted exercises in indeterminate sound. – Nick Cain, THE WIRE (voted second album of the year – ‘outer limits’ category, 2014)