NOISE IN YOUR EYE
Contemporary Music for the Moving-Image.
NIYE merges programmed pieces with live instruments, combining the controllable technical world and the often unpredictable aspects of live improvisation. The duo (A D Chivers & Daniel Pennie) have established themselves as trusted composers and sound designers, working for a wide array of clients including avant-garde film director Peter Tscherkasskyn and legendary composer & pianist Keith Tippett, while also composing for feature films, games, art installations and conventional opening titles.
‘The Mad Band introduce themselves as practitioners of improvised and spontaneous music, although this only provides the most basic of introductions to their skilfully crafted, approaching virtuosic levels of musicianship.’ (Gordon, J – DOA)
From L-R – Michael Giles, Daniel Pennie, Geoffrey Richardson, Keith Tippett, AD Chivers
‘Mad Band is made in the moment without composition, arrangements, rehearsal or great expectations. The only idea is to have no ideas and to be completely spontaneous. In a spirit of freedom the Mad Band explores the universe of sound, silence, space and time.’
NOISE IN YOUR EYE – ‘Outer-Space’
NOISE IN YOUR EYE – ‘Touch The Water’
Keith Tippet – Piano: AD Chivers – Vibes & Percussion: Daniel Pennie – Guitar & Treatments. Recorded at Ebenezer Chapel, Box
MAD BAND – ‘Spellbound’
From the album ‘The Adventures of…’ Recorded Live at Ebenezer Chapel
MAD BAND ‘Live at Chapel Arts’
ft. Keith Tippett and Geoffrey Richardson
MAD BAND – ‘Untitled 2’
Michael Giles, AD Chivers and Daniel Pennie
“Lucid, more fluid, serendipitous, even dream-like …that’s the creative space I like to inhabit.”
‘On album closer ‘And Yet (In the Fullness of Time)’ Tippett once again comes to the fore while Pennie unspools a surreal ambience that eventually envelops everything before slowly fading to black’ (Murphy, S – Pop Matters).
‘It’s minimalist without being subdued (a signal of extreme confidence) and deliberate without being forced. Giles and Pennie provide rhythmic framework and Chivers and Tippett splash and spray the canvas with color and light. Sometimes the roles reverse and frequently all four are increasing the energy or unwinding the agitation in unison’ (Murphy, S – Pop Matters).
DP Credits: Electric Guitar – Dressed Electric Guitar – Tone Looms – Pedalion – Altomonica – Electric Hammer Guitar – Wire Treatments – Loops – Layers – Nuns Finger Harp – Narratorvox – Wired Asbo Lute – Circular Fretelectrum (michaelgiles.com).