RESIDENCY IN A RECORD STORE:
by Squares and Triangles
Wednesday 10 June 2015 7-9PM
131 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
To mark the end of his Residency in a Record Store exhibition, John Lawrence invited Squares and Triangles to play a live in-store performance, which integrated ideas and themes brought up during the residency period.
Sung/spoken text explored relationships between analogue technologies and physical space, absence, record collecting, and the epistemic problems created by physics.
Squares and Triangles formed in 2007 while improvising music on pump organ, drums, and guitar in a wooden shed in Sweden. The band is now comprised of Jason Dungan, Dustin Ericksen, Sam Porritt, Anthony Faroux, and Maria Zahle. When playing music together, the band is not focused on style or a particular sound, but on a method of structured group improvisation which attempts to gel freedom into something like a song form.
The band often plays in response to spaces or situations; a recent LP was recorded back in Sweden in a shed, a barn, and a rowboat. For their performance at Flashback, the band will be playing instruments which can be carried on the Tube, with this portability allowing them to move freely around the store as they play music.
For a taster of their approach listen to Wood Saw.