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Inclusion Principle

Inclusion Principle

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Inclusion Principle


06 May 2017

Inclusion Principle are:

Martin Archer - electronic keyboards, laptop, saxophones, clarinets, recorders
Hervé Perez - laptop, saxophones
Peter Fairclough - drums and percussion

Inclusion Principle operates in a space between electronics, nu-jazz, contemporary electroacoustic music and free improvisation. In performance you will hear pure jazz skill, electronic beats and areas of texture and abstraction all seamlessly woven into a fascinating and constantly shifting tapestry of sound.

Both Martin and Hervé play a similar set up of laptop and woodwinds and yet have a different approach to their instruments. Put together, there is a chemistry that inspire and drive their improvisations towards a wide range of soundscapes. 

The choice of instruments and sounds on their palette allows them to dramatically change their music between beat driven electro, minimal and microtonal improvisation via electroacoustic experimentation and nu-jazz. 

Peter Fairclough fills a space in the soundscape that was meant for him, bringing a range of sounds and acoustic instruments. His inventive use of hand percussion, cymbals sculptures and bells blend perfectly with abstract textures while establishing definite jazz grooves that sit comfortably amongst electronic beats.

First and foremost, they share an enjoyment of sound and performance which touches their audience, no matter what style they may adopt, in a way which makes their abstractions accessible to all.


“This electroacoustic set retains the spontaneous qualities of a live recording, mashing up abstract textures, field recordings and extended techniques” - Jazzwise

“The sense of considered, focused interplay between the participants is undeniable. An hour or so of abstract noise passes imperceptibly, then, suddenly, everything feels shockingly different” - Stuart Lee, Sunday Times

“What you are hearing are the results of initial meeting between the two. First hour, first day. Improvised. Minimal, detailed, immaculately recorded. Not so much a sound installation as a room in which you finally get to hear the sound that were already there, but the very elements are broken down to their basic particles forming into glitch electrics where electrons reveal themselves from within the whole. There's something of the alchemical about it as nature's music forms these things. It's a productive and worthwhile collaboration between two heavily experienced instrumentalists with an impressive sense of awareness.” - Hassni Malik, Irrational Arts


Inclusion Principle concerts during 2017 are enabled by funding from Jazz North’s Northern Line touring scheme.

Please note, this event is suitable for over 18s only.

Doors 8pm



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