On Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 pm, The Gatherings
Concert Series will present Radio Massacre International from the UK.
Radio Massacre International is a trio of English musicians (Duncan Goddard, Steve Dinsdale, Gary Houghton) known for their extended concerts of epic aural excursions. Their performances are largely improvised and often veer off into areas dictated by mood, circumstance or whim. RMI's recorded output reflects the diversity and complexity of this work, which is often compared to that of the Berlin School of cosmic music that emerged in Germany during the 1970s. But RMI is not simply re-creating the music of this era, but rather further exploring and contemplating the expressional mode and the instruments that made it possible - in hopes of realizing new ideas.
RMI's musical relaizations are lengthy, atmospheric, dense compositions owing much to the inspiration of the moment during improvisation. On the medium of the live performance space, Steve Dinsdale offers some insight, "...there is an immediacy that is captured when music is happening live in the here and now. Musicians behave differently when they are on the spot and improvising rather than playing through a rehearsed piece. This is exaggerated when there is an audience there too".