Giles Perring & The Exchange
In 2021 Giles created an extension of his Exchange project by launching a band to perform his music.
The band takes on his frequently sparse, but strikingly melodic musical sketches, which take inspiration from minimalism, traditional acoustic musics, and musique concrete, in an approach which nods to the approach of, but only very infrequently sounds like jazz and improvised music.
Giles vision for The Exchange affirms the idea that a band is a social melting pot which takes compositions and projects the identities of the musicians through its collective interpretation of the music.
Enjoy this video of the band at Dunoon Burgh Hall in 2021. DBH supported Giles to bring a band together to play with his compositions, and he was able to assemble a dream line up
If you’re a promotor, Giles is very interested in taking the show to small rural venues and you can find more details about the project on Tourbook – it’s booking for 2022-23
Esther Swift – harp and voice
Julia Farrington – flute, bass guitar and voice
Catriona Price – violin and voice
Sarah Homer – clarinets and woodwind, voice
Guy Evans – percussion
Giles Perring – guitars, percussion, voice, piano, electronics and field recordings
Kirsty Law – voice by telephone