The London-based Composer’s Collective Brainer charts a unique form of mixed media abstract performance that is equally concerned with sound, gesture, form and meaning.
Cimeon Ellerton, Simon Katan and myself have long shared an interest in abstraction and the absurd along with an unhealthy preoccupation with permutation, repetition, and repetitive permutation.
The pieces question audience expectations, playfully and obsessively weaving improbable material into musical compositions. What results are intricately worked-out performances lying somewhere between music, dance and theatre that manage to be simultaneously captivating, exasperating, and funny.
We’ve performed and been commissioned in the UK and Europe, and have for three years been Composers-in-Residence at Borealis Festival, Bergen