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Nick and Laura first met in 2017 and have been playing together both as a duo and in Splinter Orchestra since.

In March 2019 Laura travelled to nipaluna/Hobart, where Nick was living, to spend time playing, recording and hanging out - one afternoon was spent in a studio and two days in locations in and around the city. One of these places was Alexandra Battery in lower Sandy Bay - one of Nick's favourite spots to play. They lugged their gear up a large grassy hill and then descended into the dark, reverberant concrete bunker where they played for an hour or so. The three pieces on this album are from this session.

Using clarinet, small amp feedback, tape players + cassettes, small objects, acoustic guitar and e-bows, their playing tends towards a series of colour exchanges that explore the possibilities of acoustic phenomena, methods of preparing instruments and long-form improvisational structures.


released May 1, 2020

Battery was recorded by the artists at Alexandra Battery, nipaluna/Hobart in Tasmania on Sunday 10th March, 2019

Mixed by Laura Altman

Artwork by Laura Altman and Nick Ashwood

Nick: acoustic guitar
Laura: clarinet, feedback, objects


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