Rough Fields

Live Act Electronica Pop Progressive Techno Melodic
Rough Fields - Electronica Pop Progressive Techno Melodic Live Act in Manchester

Rough Fields Short Info

Hi! I'm James.

I have three different types of sets which I choose from for each performance. Most recently I've been spending a day or so at the performance location recording environmental sound, which is then processed live to pull out tones, harmonies and rhythms. It comes out sounding a bit like my Wessenden Suite album (http://bit.ly/1Hv5vwA). The show has been really successful - I sold out Cafe Oto in January, and have earnt PRSF funding from the new performance practices developed. It sounds nerdy, but it's actually really enjoyable!

The second type of set is an improvised instrumental/vocal set, using looping to create textures with guitar/mandolin/zither/voice/electronics - it comes out more like my version of Steve Reich's "Music For 18 Musicians" (http://bit.ly/1G9SnJi).

The third is a more laptop-based set allowing me to perform songs from my albums (like http://bit.ly/1EunYdG and http://bit.ly/10uXdfb) - this is the most vibey thing.

Hi! I'm James.

I have three different types of sets which I choose from for each performance. Most recently I've been spending a day or so at the performance location recording environmental sound, which is then processed live to pull out tones, harmonies and rhythms. It comes out sounding a bit like my Wessenden Suite album (http://bit.ly/1Hv5vwA). The show has been really successful - I sold out Cafe Oto in January, and have earnt PRSF funding from the new performance practices developed. It sounds nerdy, but it's actually really enjoyable!

The second type of set is an improvised instrumental/vocal set, using looping to create textures...

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Past Gigs Rough Fields

  • 10 | 2015 Hebden Manuel Gottsching, E2 - E4 (first ever UK performance) / Supported by Rough Fields
  • 08 | 2015 Todmorden Tor Ist Das! Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Tisno Stop Making Sense Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Bradford James Blackshaw / Rough Fields
  • 04 | 2015 Blackpool Other Worlds Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Hebden Bridge Inkfolk
  • 01 | 2015 London Sold out show at Cafe Oto
  • 11 | 2014 Bradford Fuse Art Space with Steve Hauschildt
  • 08 | 2014 London The Lexington with Stealing Sheep
  • 08 | 2014 London Shacklewell Arms with Maria Minerva
  • 06 | 2014 Leeds Wharf Chambers
  • 09 | 2012 Croatia Dimensions Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Lewes Meadowlands Festival
  • 07 | 2012 London Queen Elizabeth Hall

Discography Rough Fields

  • 2014 High Time EP | Bomb Shop
  • 2014 Wessenden Suite Album | Bomb Shop
  • 2013 Music For 18 Musicians Album | Bomb Shop
  • 2012 Edge Of The Firelight Album | Bomb Shop

Media

  • Video Rough Fields - Curtain Music
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Origin

  • Manchester GB