11:30 | EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD: WORKSHOP
EEIH bring their maximalist-minimalist workshop to Folkestone for the first time. Come and experience open-tuned guitar poly-rhythm improv ensemble, drawing on the tradition of NYC masters Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham with modern, expanded textures and instrumentation.
Liverpool-based experimental trio Ex-Easter Island Head (2009-) presents a workshop exploring the groups' unique approaches, techniques, and preparations to the electric guitar and bass guitar through group demonstration and participation.
The session will cover the historical development of extended techniques and mechanical preparations for the electric guitar, and the development of the groups' own music. Participants will be given a crash course in preparing their own guitars before engaging in short compositions and improvisational exercises as a group.
All Preparation materials will be provided but participants should bring their own electric guitar/bass guitar, leads, battery-powered tuner, and a small practice amp.
DISCLAIMER: None of the preparations undertaken should result in damage to the instrument but it is recommended that participants don't use instruments of significant monetary value or age in case of accidental damage.
*For guitarists of basic experience and up. *Booking essential