Iain Ballamy saxophones & electronics
Thomas Strønen drums, percussion & electronics
Since their first concert at Molde in 1998 this groundbreaking group has toured and recorded internationally creating thought provoking improvised and textural music of great depth and beauty.
Originally a quartet that included trumpeter Arve Henriksen, its core and founder members Ballamy and Strønen have maintained a contemporary and forward thinking approach to creating music, using sound space textures and contrast to create ever-changing moods and environments for true improvisation.
By combining acoustic elements including bells, blocks, gongs and lyrical saxophone, their music is enhanced and tempered with live sampling and drums creating moods that range from minimalist to very turbulent.
Food has released seven albums, most recently “Mercurial Balm” for the ECM label. ECM also released 'Quiet Inlet' in 2010.
‘(Food) vibrates with irresistibly fascinating detail and visceral excitement… it's contemporary music through and through, driven by a rhythmic urgency and mix of acoustic and electronic sound that could only be happening now.’ John Fordham, The Guardian
Tickets are available from The Dome Box Office (Tel: 01273 709709) and online through Brighton Ticket Shop (www.brightonticketshop.com).
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