Capable of extreme dynamics and subtleties, Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh began their musical partnership in May 2015 at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Since that time, they’ve furthered their collaboration into a dialogue that, in the words of The Wire’s Richard Thomas, “spews a raucous, unrelenting, spiteful, acid-drenched, caterwauling hate-bomb; a maelstrom; a toxic dreamscape; a grotesque collision of desperate lungs and screaming metal; a romantic Taser blast to the heart.”
Leigh and Brötzmann have honed their collaborative work In Krakow, Poland playing several concerts together and in collaboration with Joe McPhee, William Parker, Steve Noble and Peeter Uuskyla. In early 2016, they toured Europe and played Peter’s 75th birthday celebrations alongside Han Bennink, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Toshinori Kondo, Steve Noble, John Edwards and Jason Adasiewicz. Together they bring countless decades of experience at the cutting edge of ferocious speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul.