Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

01.05.2024 20:00

Lee Patterson & Pak Yan Lau

In May of 2023, Pak Yan Lau and Lee Patterson met and played for the first time together in Manchester. This meeting brought out their similar interest of listening and sound treatments, but different approaches to execution and projection. Pak Yan felt a direct kinship to the way Lee was processing his ‘invisible’ sounds, like the chemical reaction of chalk in water or the footsteps of an ant. Pak Yan and Lee aim to meet in a sound space and trace common and uncommon grounds, categorizing each sound into an eclectic system.

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Lee Patterson uses sound making and recording to devise performances with a selection of amplified objects, devices and processes, from rock chalk to springs, from burning nuts to vibrating metal. Based in Prestwich, Manchester, UK, he works internationally and has featured on UK TV, BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, Resonance FM and on radio stations worldwide. Pak Yan Lau is a pianist with a penchant for improvisation, sound and electro-acoustic experiments. After her classical piano studies in Antwerp and Porto, she moved to Brussels, where she is now a well-known figure in the local experimental scene. Her music ranges from minimal sound explorations, over free jazz improv, to electro-groove/ambient.