Konk Pack is a hardcore trio made up of world class improvisers Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow, The Work, God, etc.), Thomas Lehn,and Roger Turner.
The sensitivity of British Improvised Music, represented via the crackling and snapping of the electronics (Lehn), the howling and roaring of reed and a table top guitar (Hodgkinson) and the rattling and rustling of the percussion (Turner) are melded with a trashy, overloaded attitude. Nasty! A heavy rocking swing echoes out of loose noise conglomerations. And when we say rock, we mean it.
Konk Pack is a working band that herewith presents their debut album, Big Deep.
Hassler/Butcher is the electronic music collaborations between Don Hassler and Jason Butcher. Their sound is often chaotic and complex, yet tightly controlled. Both musicians use only synthesizers, which they control through a network of buttons, sliders, faders, and a rainbow web of patch cables. The duo works mostly with Buchla synthesizers (a 200e and a Maxi Easel respectively), although Hassler has recently incorporated an EMS Synthi A. They have performed at Eyedrum, Le Flash, Kavarna, and Railroad Earth with experiments in long-form installation, improvisation, automation and volume.