ABOUT CAM DEAS
Cam Deas, born and now based in London, has been exploring a so-called ‘Post-Takoma’ terrain through his 12 string acoustic guitar explorations, working between composition and free-improvisation employing a legion of extended techniques. His last solo full length album, Quadtych, was hailed as 'a major UK guitar statement' by David Keenan (Volcanic Tongue/The Wire) and 'a quantum step forward after a decade of Fahey acolytion' by Keith Fullerton Whitman. For the past 5 years Deas has toured heavily across Europe, performing hundreds of concerts. He has been heard collaborating in the studio and live with the likes of Steffen Basho-Junghans, Ignatz, Chie Mukai, Jack Allett, Sheldon Siegel, C. Joynes, Chuck Johnson and many others.
This tour will see Deas further his sonic exploration of the 12 string acoustic guitar, using it as a sculptural wooden frame to an electronic music. The exploratory acoustic sounds will be processed and manipulated through a series of analogue synthesis patches to create evolving sonic environments, through a structurally composed part-improvisation, manifesting in dense harmonic and resonant textures, uncurbed percussive attacks and swirling rhythmic patterns in an attempt to connect the sound worlds of Takoma-school guitar and electro-acoustic music in a purely live situation.