A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
April 2021
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Beatrice Dillon, Rian Treanor & Paul Abbott (duo), Pat Thomas & [Fraser, Ormston] DJs

Venue and Date

Queens Hall, 2 November 2019


19:00 doors – 19:30 start
23:00 finish



The first event in the series welcomes an array of artists working with different body musics. The cadence, stutter and rhythmic swing of our bodies is explored through bass-driven electronics, live drums, djing and piano keys.

Beatrice Dillon, a London-based artist and musician, exploring the liminal space between bass music, house and experimental music. She has released her work across the likes Boomkat Editions, Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Timedance and Where To Now?. This will be her first live set in Scotland, following a fervent practice, seeing her collaborate with the likes of Call Super, Ruper Clervaux and Kassem Mosse.

Rian Treanor and Paul Abbott collaborate for the first time, exploring the physicality of percussive systems and the interplay between procedure and spontaneous action. Dancing bodies collide in a mix of acoustic and synthetic drum rhythms, creating reactive environments for imaginary movement. Rian Treanor is an artist whose work reimagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components. Paul Abbott is an artist and musician based in between Porto and Edinburgh, working through questions and feelings connecting music and language: using real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.

Pat Thomas is a pianist based in Oxford, UK. Over the last 4 decades he has carved an utterly unique style – embracing improvisation, jazz and new music – including work with Derek Bailey in Company Week, Tony Oxley’s Quartet and a duo with Lol Coxhill, as well as recent collaborative work with Matana Roberts, Moor Mother, Hamid Drake, William Parker and more. His style is underpinned by a physical sound tightly tuned to heartbeats and the body; expanding the language of the piano from Arabic roots through Ellington, Monk, Cecil Taylor and beyond.

[Fraser, Ormston] – Ailie Ormston and Tim Fraser – present a DJ set  took part in Counterflows 2019. Their performance at the CCA featured new audio-visual work, as well as appropriated material taken from their album The Drink, which was released solely on YouTube in 2016, then re-released under pseudonym on Domino Recording Co. in early 2018. Ormston released her two-part debut The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo in November 2018. Edinburgh Leisure, Fraser’s project with artist Keith Farquhar, also released their debut album in May this year.