Sonic Imperfections, 8th September 2015

Our next live appearance will be at The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road, London SE15 2PA on Tuesday September 8th with Charles Hayward and Rothko as part of the monthly Sonic Imperfections series.
Sonic Imperfections 8thSept


“Flaming” CD-R

Flaming CDR Sleeves Montage
“Flaming” 12 track companion CD-R from “Description of a Flame” sessions. Hand-painted edition of 10. Available here.


“Description of a Flame” pre-order now

Our crowd-funding project on PledgeMusic has launched.
Please go here to pre-order “Description of a Flame” on double-vinyl and CD. Numbers of physical editions are strictly limited.
Many thanks, Nigel & Matt. 



“Description of a Flame” album update

The mixes have been completed and sent off for mastering by Mark Beazley. Diane Roberts is working on design and artwork for the double-vinyl and CD editions.
We will be launching a Pledgemusic project in the near future, more updates will follow soon…IMAG0492


Sydenham Woods, Feb 2015

Mixing continues for our new double album, “Description of a Flame”. Last week we paid a visit to Sydenham Woods with photographer Robin Prime.Bamboo


Sonic Imperfections 8/7/14 live extract

On 8th July 2014 we improvised a live soundtrack to an experimental film by Robin Prime at Sonic Imperfections, an experimental music night at The Montague Arms in London SE15. This is a short extract.


“A Secret Rose” Birmingham 7/6/14, full video

Full performance of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” from Birmingham Town Hall, 7th June 2014.
Nigel furthest left on middle row.


Reflections on “A Secret Rose”

An amazing three days in Birmingham rehearsing and performing in Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose”. The performance at Birmingham Town Hall on 7th June 2014 was a resounding success.

You can read my full account here on The Broca Ensemble site

Photos by Inès Elsa and @thirdearmusic

Orch from stage left Section leader action Toby with a 1 Whole Orch Toby forte Section 3 backstage Me rehearsal by thirdearmusic


Sonic Imperfections night, July 8th 2014

Sonic Imperfections July 8th
We will be playing at The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road, London SE15 2PA on Tuesday July 8th as part of the second monthly Sonic Imperfections night. Onstage 21.30.

Also on the bill, the enigmatic sax, percussion, electronics duo Deemer and Tom Rogerson of math/prog adventurers Three Trapped Tigers with a set of live electronics.


Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose”

We are excited to announce that Nigel will be one of the guitarists performing Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday, 7th June 2014.

“A Secret Rose” is a piece for 100 electric guitars accompanied by live projections in the magnificent setting of Birmingham’s Town Hall.

Rhys Chatham is a composer, guitarist and trumpet player who altered the DNA of rock by fusing the overtone drenched minimalism of the early 60s with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones — the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock.
He has worked with many of the key figures of minimalism and experimental rock including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Glenn Branca, Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Arto Lindsay and Thurston Moore.