Selected upcoming & recent activity
April 16, 2015 - Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness (MusCon2, April 14-17), University of Oxford, Faculty of Music.
April 7, 2015 - Performance lecture at Louise Bourgeois print exhibition, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christ Church University.
March 2, 2015 - Public lecture, “Improvisation, attention and rapid decision-making under uncertainty”, at Senate House, University of London, sponsored by the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice and the Institute of Musical Research.
February 3, 2015 - Performance of my composition, “Cryptogamic sporules I” for electronics (2014/2015), at Metamorphoses, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. Also featuring a historical reconstruction of Stockhausen's “Kontakte” for 4-channel tape (1960) realised by Sean Williams, and new compositions by Martin Parker, Owen Green and Armin Sturm.
Press highlights
on Figures and Grounds, psi, 2011
“This is radical music in the best sense, taken back to basics but to basics that are relational in essence. [...] Figures and Grounds is a beautiful and sensuous record.”
Brian Morton, Point of Departure
“What I admire most about Figures and Grounds [is that] electronics heighten the visceral sting of their acoustic found sounds, but without the musicians relying on electronics to do the work for them, or worse, allowing electronics to paint a homogenised gloss over the music.”
Philip Clark, The Wire, UK
“The four players deliver a vibrant, free-flowing session. [...] As an exemplar of the use of electronics and processing with a small improvising group, Figures and Grounds is a great success.”
John Eyles, All About Jazz
“La réactivité, l'attention, la spontanéité et la richesse des propos et des interventions surprennent et envoutent par leur force émotionnelle, leur richesse structurelle et texturale, ainsi que par leur caractère aventureux. [...] Spontanée, chaleureuse, intense et profonde, une musique très énergique qui accèdent à des territoires riches et nouveaux.”
Julien Heraud, Improv Sphere, France
“Det är ovanligt öppet, flytande och inbjudande. Samtidigt som alla musiker hela tiden tar sin konst på djupaste allvar utan allt flams.”
Thomas Millroth, Soundofmusic, Sweden
on Integument, psi, 2009
Casserley and Linson “open up impressive vistas.”
Julian Cowley, The Wire, UK
“This studio meeting delivers a wide range of surprising (and often gritty) textures. A difficult though rewarding listen.”
François Couture, Monsieur Délire
“The buzzing intensity this duo creates is just the ticket.”
Jason Bivins, Signal to Noise
“An entrancing effort that stands out in radiant colors among similar undertakings of this ilk.”
Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
“Ecco un esempio da non perdere di quintaessenza della musica elettro-acustica!”
Francesca Odilia Bellino, All About Jazz Italia
“Casserley et Linson transforment le temps et l'espace et plusieurs écoutes successives n'en altèrent le rayonnement multidimensionnel. Fascinant.”
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Improjazz, France