In March 2019, Gareth Jones and Daniel Miller were heading to a György Ligeti concert at the Barbican. Friends and collaborators for almost 40 years, the pair – as they often do when together in the same city – spent a couple of hours beforehand improvising with modular systems. Unusually, this time they decided to record the session and then, over a pre-concert meal before heading into the Barbican, Gareth asked a question that seems logical after years of working together on recording sessions or remixing other artists: “Are we actually going to make a record together before we die?”
The following day Daniel phoned him and suggested they do just that!
The result is Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1, a collection of eight improvised modular pieces recorded as live in various studio spaces across London in the spring and summer of 2019. This album was released by the Parallel Series, a sublabel of Mute on 21 May 2021.
Daniel has been a regular guest and performing artist at SUPERBOOTH since years and we were very happy to have him with Gareth perform on our Beach Stage – who also didn’t have his first appearance on our stages, but performed at the very first SUPERBOOTH in Berlin as “Spiritual Friendship” – his project with Nick Hook!
SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23