NAWR #41

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 18:00
BBC Hall
32 Alexandra Road

Taku Sugimoto & Minami Saeki
Susan Matthews & Ian Holloway

Taku Sugimoto

composer / guitarist / improviser

Currently he is more active in composing, while maintaining an interest in improvisation.

These past few years he has performed, worked, and collaborated closely with Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut, Cristian Alvear, Christian Kobi, Simon Roy Christensen, Johnny Chang, Takeshi Masubuchi, Denis Sorokin, Fredrick Rasten, and Minami Saeki.

He is a member of Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble focusing on performing compositions of contemporary or experimental music. tsugimoto/index.html idobata-kaigi-01.html

Minami Saeki

film actress, singer, and dancer

born in Nagasaki on the 18 February 1990.

she studied classical ballet, contemporary dance, classical singing, etc. she has acted in films, e.g., “Village on the Village” (Yukihiro Kurokawa) or “Natsu no Musumetachi-Himegoto” (Teiichi Hori) among others.

she is active as a singer and has performed with Taku Sugimoto, Junichiro Tanaka, Wakana Ikeda, Masafumi Ezaki, Takashi Masubuchi, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut, Vincent Laju, among others in the fields of both pop and experimental music. “Songs” is a collaborative work with Taku Sugimoto.

Susan Matthews

Susan Matthews has been creating music, described by d/a73 as ‘dazzling abstractions of grace and beauty’ for more than 20 years.

Her solo work includes cd releases, film & video soundtracks, art installations, live performances and workshops and she also collaborates with many of her favourite artists.

She runs the boutique record label Siren Wire Recordings and is an active member of Divergent Contemporary Art Collective.

Recently she has worked with Mirism, Improvisors Ensemble and Black Letters For The Lilies, performed live with Ian Holloway, contributed to art exhibitions in Swansea, Brecon, Cardiff & Oslo, recorded with Sol Invictus, Delphine Dora and Rainier Lericolais and is soon to release her 14th solo album.

Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway is a musician working out of Swansea whose work encompasses drone, field recordings, post-industrial found sounds, hauntology and radiophonics.

Since 2003 Ian has run the Quiet World label releasing his own music and works by musicians such as Colin Andrew Sheffield , Mike Fazio and Philip Corner.

Alongside his solo work Ian has recorded and performed in collaboration with musicians such as pianist and composer Susan Matthews, drone musician Darren Tate, field recordist Banks Bailey, film maker Rhodri Thomas and artist Tessa Garland and has released numerous albums under various guises for labels such as Siren Wire, Fungal, Phonospheric, Bivouac, Agharta, Persepolis and more.

Alongside his music Ian runs the Wyrd Britain blog and book shop.

Ian’s music can be found at

Wyrd Britain can be found at

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