SCRATCH is an ongoing concert/workshop series for improvised music which aims to encourage an open dialogue among audiences, musicians and artists, building dynamics that may not have formed organically otherwise.
The emphasis is very much on performance as art/action/event!
SCRATCH is dedicated to the practise of improvised music, contemporary composition and performance art.
Some of the past SCRATCH events are documented below
Following a lengthy pandemic induced hiatus SCRATCH proudly returned back in Feb 2023 with the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series of improvisation workshops.
LISTEN/PAINT/PLAY was a cross-disciplinary workshop exploring free improvisation through music & painting that explored how can sound be perceived and expressed through automatic drawing / painting and how these images can then be reinterpreted in sound?
Attendees responded to improvised music through the medium of drawing / painting, and then created improvised music from the images they made.
SCRATCH #3 Featured a performance by London based duo Daniel Thompson & Colin Webster on Wed 26 November 2021 I also played with Peter Digby Lee
SCRATCH #2 took place on Wed 26th Feb 2020. Amazing performances were given by -
The Marmaladies - Katherine Betteridge and Sioned Eleri Roberts aided by the one and only Rhys Trimble.
And the fantastic Alan Chamberlain and Ash Cooke (Chow Mwng)
SCRATCH #1 was held on Wed November 13th 2019 at Storiel gallery in Bangor and featured improvised sets from Jim Knight, Richard Craig, Simon Proffit and Ash Cooke. Video links can be found below.
Many thanks to SDG Productions for their help in documenting the event