Past Events

April 8th 2017

Ticklish, Alison Blunt and Hannah Marshall, Finglebone

Adobe Spark-6For our second outing SoundSpace presents an exciting line-up of electronic and acoustic music. Get your tickets here.


Phil Durrant (electronics) Rob Flint (video) Kev Hopper (bass guitar & effects) Richard Sanderson (amplified melodeon).


The veterans of the electronic music and improvisation scene return in a new exciting venue…this time weilding slightly different instruments but retaining the distinctive eccentricities of the Ticklish sound; gurgling body noises, startling contrasts in texture and quirky, live film making.

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Alison Blunt (violin) & Hannah Marshall (cello)

Hannah and Alison first met at the Yoko Ono and Fluxus exhibition at the Southbank Centre in 1997. Over coffee they started a conversation that has continued to inspire and support their creative lives to the present day, through explorative playing and developing free and structured improvisation and composition together. They quickly cultivated a rich collaboration and created live and recorded music for theatre, contemporary dance, moving image, spoken word and all manner of experimental performance. Over the years their engagements have included performances and recordings with ASITIS Collective, ‘music terrorists’ string trio Barrel with Ivor Kallin, the soundtrack for Skin and Bones contemporary dance directed by Marie Fitzpatrick for NottDance Fest, Eating Sound Chamber Orchestra directed by Sam Bailey, and concerts with artists including Tony Marsh, Neil Metcalfe, Evan Parker, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, London Improvisers Orchestra, Alison Blunt Ensemble, and Pierette Ensemble. Their last duo performance was 3 years ago at the invitation of Evan Parker at the Vortex Jazz Club and they are relishing the opportunity to meet again in duo on stage at SoundSpace.

Finglebone (guitar, electronics, field recordings)

March 11th 2017

Launch night: Phil Durrant & Phil Maguire, John Edwards, Sue Lynch & Richard Sanderson


For the first time, SoundSpace will take over Merton Arts Space and present an evening of improvised and experimental music. The evening will open with the first performance of a new electronic music duo featuring Phil Durrant and Phil Maguire. The brilliant double bassist John Edwards will follow.  In the second half, Sue Lynch (tenor sax and clarinet) and Richard Sanderson (melodeon) will start with a duo, and will be joined by the other musicians for a quintet.

John Edwards / double bass

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.

Phil Durrant / modularsynth

Phil Maguire / DIY noise instrument

Phil Durrant and Phil Maguire bring together their respective practices in a new duo. Modular synths and DIY noise instruments fizz, pop and drone to create morphing mid-long form improvisations.

Sue Lynch / tenor saxophone & clarinet

Sue Lynch performs with Hogcallin’ (with John Edwards, Steve Noble, Adrian Northover), ‘The Remote Viewers’ ,’ The Horse Trio’, ‘The Custodians of The Realm’ and  Helen McDonald’s ‘Future Groove’. She has performed with The Cambodian Space Project (2015) and has recently performed at The Tate Modern as part of of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’.

Richard Sanderson / melodeon

Richard Sanderson is an experimental improvising musician playing melodeon (a diatonic button accordion) in the Horse Trio with Sue Lynch (saxophone and flute) and Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet), and in a trio with Mark Browne (saxophone and small instruments) and Daniel Thompson (acoustic guitar).