Konsztrukting Soundz Evening #6

KONSZTRUKTING SOUNDZ Evening #6, 15th June 2024

an evening of improvised electronic and electroacoustic music

Date: 15th June 2024, Saturday

TICKETS: £7 online (https://www.wegottickets.com/event/619306) or £10 CASH at the door
Doors open: 19:00
Concert Start: 19:30
Concet Setup: 4 sets with 15 minutes break in between.
Concert End: 22:00

VENUE: The Fishermen’s Chapel, 39 New Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EA (Google Maps link https://maps.app.goo.gl/mUpF5yzawrWLpybo7)

Evening setup

  1. Set #1 – Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers
  2. Short break
  3. Set #2 – Ivy Nostrum
  4. Short break
  5. Set #3 – Hywel Jones, Rick Jensen, Raxil4 & Lev Dudas
  6. Short break
  7. Set #4 – Collective Improvisation

About Artists


Andrew Rowe aka Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers is a sound artist, producer and musician who lives and works in London. He has worked with sound in a professional and creative context since 1996 and gained a degree in Sonic Art from Middlesex University in 2009. He has displayed work in Coventry’s Herbert gallery, London’s Hundred Years, Raven Row, Chalton, Art and Escape, Horse Hospital, ToandFor, and Doomed galleries.
Andy Rowe’s sound, music and performance project is known as the Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers. He has performed live at festivals and events in England, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Italy both alone and collaboratively.
The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers solo live incarnation involves an always developing, constantly changing selection of Pearlcorder T2020 dual mini & micro cassette players, Walkmans, dictaphones, mixers and effect units. The sounds created during each performance are drawn from an ever-growing collection of found and prepared tapes. Lost answer phone messages, language and self-help tapes, corporate dictation notes, discarded personal recordings and music cassettes are mixed up with prepared loops, drones, field recordings, found sounds, pulses and effects. Video projection using found and self shot Super8 film often accompanies the performance.
His artwork explores the potential for making art from found materials that present themselves during everyday life and re-evaluates discarded items for their artistic possibilities. These art pieces manifest as both physical paintings and sculptural items but also draw from previously discarded audio artifacts and recordings to produce an ongoing body of work.


IVY NOSTRUM is a sound artist from London. He blends explorations of everyday objects with musique concrete-inspired sound collage. He has released work on SND HLS, Liquid Library, Structured Disasters, Wormhole World and Invisible City Records.


HYWEL JONES originally hailing from Swansea, South Wales, Hywel studied music at Goldsmiths University where he graduated in 2013.
He has played Trombone and Euphonium in a wide range of styles and with ensembles including free improvisation group The Apocalypse Jazz Unit and rapper WONDRWOMN. He is also interested in composition and is currently working on his own project with various friends/musical collaborators. Since graduating, he has mostly worked as a music teacher (teaching everything from babies and toddler music classes through to adult learners) and currently teaches Brass in West London.


RICK JENSEN is originally from New Zealand and has been in the UK since 2006, he is a prolific musician, photographer, writer and promoter. Mostly known as a saxophone player (Apocalypse Jazz Unit, Jonny Halifax Invocation, The Romance of Baba Loco, The Rick Jensen Trio, Nuha Ruby Ra and much more) he also performs electro-acoustic music (The Oneriologist, Nova Scotia) and guitar (Animals From Hell, FAT COP) as well as many ad hoc improvisations. Rick was the founder and promoter of the long running SKRONK series putting on 250 events over and 8 year period. He has performed live hundreds of times and has appeared on around 400 releases of his own projects and for various other acts. Ricks style has encompassed many forms of music in jazz/improv, noise, and various forms of Rock and other music


Raxil4 is multi disciplinary sound artist Andrew Page, specialising in analogue electronic dronescapes, acoustic audio phenomenon and installation. He has performed live all over Europe, many of his performances have been in non traditional venues, often choosing to play spaces with character and interesting acoustic qualities, such as caves, churches, crypts, prison cells, psychiatric hospitals & water towers. He has also performed live and installed durational works in galleries such as Tate Modern (London), The Barbican (London), The Arnolfini (Bristol), M-HKA (Antwerp), Sonnestube (Lugano), Soundfjord (London) & GV Art (London). Some of his generative pieces have been discussed in classes on composition within the Royal Academy of Music. The first 400 releases of his back catalogue now reside within the British Library Sound Archive.


Levente Dudas is the creative power of N|O|E|W|A Creative Music or N|O|E|W|A for short, which is his stagename, too. his manifesto is: finding the right combination of instruments and sounds is an art form in itself, and takes the same creative energy as choosing the right chords, creating a beautiful melody or writing engaging lyrics. Lev is a sonic adventurer, constantly seeking his unique voice, that particular sonic signature, through experimenting and learning and combining all sorts of instruments, devices and objects, while being aware of surrounding noise and world’s soundscapes.