Tusk Festival Sage Gateshead 2016

“When you begin to wonder if improvised music has done all it can, a group of young upstarts go about proving you wrong. Vasco Alves, Adam Asnan and Louie Rice have a way of rethinking improvisation through the instruments/objects used and environment they are put to use within. An early album saw fire extinguishers play a key role, and a concert at London’s Cafe OTO was enhanced halfway through when a car pulled up outside and additional prerecorded sounds were blasted into the building from the vehicle’s oversized stereo.” (The Wire)

Even the Sage 2 stage couldn’t contain the interactive sonic tactics of trio VA AA LR, who will create a moving sound piece in the venue’s concourse, using seemingly non-musical objects and approaches to create something unique.