PROOF POSITIVE 16 – Monday 27th January 2020


Happy new year, we’re back in 2020 with two musicians exploring the interface of classical and electronic technique.

Liam Byrne in his own words “spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viola da gamba.” He has collaborated with and had pieces written for him by Valgeir Sigurdsson, David Lang, Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy and Edmund Finnis, as well as working with new music ensembles such as the Stargaze Orchestra, and the London Contemporary Orchestra, and more traditional early music groups such as I Fagiolini, The Sixteen and the Dunedin Consort. His latest album, released on Bedroom Community, combines pieces new and old, many using electronics. He performs all these pieces live using viol and laptop.

Clare O’Connell is a cellist who is passionate about playing and curating chamber music.  She is a member of the Le Page Trio, Lontano, The Storytellers Ensemble, The Harborough Collective, Loki & Propellor Ensemble and is a regular collaborator with many other chamber music & chamber opera projects. Her arrangements have been performed in Westminster Abbey, the Wigmore Hall  and on BBC radio 3. Live she also performs with cello and electronics.

Tom Rogerson plays the piano and keyboards, and is the curator of Proof Positive.

Tom will open the gig and then it’s going to be a bit of a free-for-all after that. Clare will play a new piece by Alex Groves for cello and electronics, while Liam will perform pieces from his latest album, and then there may be duos and trios after that.

We’re in the usual place – Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston from 8pm.

Liam Byrne