2007: (diary not complete yet but will gradually bring up to present)

Sunday 3rd August 2007 : Goldmund Festival, outside Berlin
with Andrew Broder and Tim Glenn
The first completely improvised gig I ever did, and thus the first ever under my own name as opposed to as Mole Harness (MH performances were always more structured). I'd been invited to play a Mole Harness set at Goldmund on the sunday, and between my morning swim in the lake and this performance I went for a wander round in the woods. I was barefoot as I didn't think I'd be going that far, but got really into exploring and ended up cutting my foot a bit. So when I got back to the barracks where the artists were staying I sat on the step and tried to wash out the cut with water from my bottle, before putting a plaster on. Sat on a chair next to me and playing an acoustic guitar was Andrew Broder. I told how how much I'd enjoyed the previous nights awesome Fog set and we got talking. I described the kind of music I did and he suggested playing together. Goldmund being the kind of festival it is we easily managed to sort out an impromptu slot on the beach stage for later in the day, where we were also joined by Fog drummer Tim Glenn. Before the set I managed to find an oil drum in a hut I'd accessed by climbing through a glassless window, and attached two contact mics to it which I'd borrowed from Team Brick. So I played this with an iron bar through two samplers with the gain really high so it distorted massively. This is still possibly the most fun I've ever had on stage, and I felt so totally focused, into it and in the moment, that this performance really inspired me to start doing much more improvised stuff for all future gigs. Something I'd been wanting to do for a while anyway but it was really good to be prompted into actually getting up and doing it without being able to think about it too much beforehand. Andrew played dark guitar drones through lots of effects, and Tim played sampler and effects. I also added a bit of guitar drones later on but mainly stuck to my oil drum.

Wednesday 17th October 2007 : Smålands Nation, Lund
with Peter Henning
Peter has ended up being my most regular live collaborator, but this first gig we did together was a disaster. Well, from my point of view at least - once it become apparent that there was no way my equipment was going to make any sounds at all for the rest of the gig it ended up being more of a Peter Henning solo set. Which was pretty good in itself but at the time I was too agitated by the failure of everything to work to be able to appreciate it properly. You could say that everything started to go wrong when I realised I'd forgotten my English to Swedish power adaptor. But logically it can't have been this which caused the problems later, as I went and bought a Swedish plug for my 4 way, rewired it and then it worked fine in the soundcheck. Then it worked fine again at home when I got back from the gig. And has worked fine ever since. It's just that nothing actually worked during the gig. One of those ghost in the machine moments where it's best to stop looking for explanations and just give up so you have the sanity to fight another day. We did however have our revenge on Smålands over a year later...

Saturday 16th February 2008 : Skånes Konstförening , Malmö
with Peter Henning

Wednesday 12th March 2008 : Krets, Malmö
with Jerker Brask and Peter Henning

Thursday 20th March 2008 : Rundgång, Malmö
with Juglandacee

Friday 25th April 2008 : Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö
with Peter Henning

Friday 25th April 2008 : live on Cafe Knaster show, Radio AF, Lund
with Peter Henning

Thursday 15th May 2008 : Krets, Malmö

Thursday 12th June 2008 : Skånes Konstförening , Malmö

Saturday 26th July 2008 : Gård 5 , Malmö
solo / with Peter Henning

Wednesday 30th July 2008 : Skånes Konstförening , Malmö
with Vukasin Djelic as Pinhole Horizon

Saturday 9th August 2008 : Pildammsparken, Malmö

Friday 15th August 2008 : Krets, Malmö
with Guy Bartell and Suzi Gage as Gallows Tumor

Saturday 16th August 2008 : Glimmingehus, Skåne
helping Guy Bartell Suzi Gage

Saturday 6th September 2008 : Pildammsparken, Malmö

Sunday 12th October 2008 : Skånes Konstförening , Malmö
solo as Crumbling Spires

Saturday 18th October 2008 : Ateljen , Malmö
with Peter Henning

Wednesday 12th November 2008 : Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
duo set with Jakob Riis / trio set with Pär Thörn and Sture Ericsson

Wednesday 14th January 2009 : Klubb Kristallen, Babel, Malmö
solo and with Peter Henning

Tuesday 20th January 2009 : Smålands Nation, Lund
with solo and with Peter Henning

Saturday 7th February 2009 : Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
with Mari Jansson and Peter Henning

Saturday 4th April 2009 : Cafe Kino, Bristol
solo and with Guy Bartell and Suzi Gage as Gallows Tumor

Tuesday 21st April 2009 : Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
as Hebrew Wall with Peter Henning, Andreas Malm and Henrik Wallin

Friday 15th May 2009 : Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
as Fotosintesi with Lorenzo Senni


Sunday 14th June 2009 : Bar 25, Berlin
DJ set

Tuesday 16th June 2009 : Bar 25, Berlin


sergey launch