Jo De Hulsters – double bass
Martin Clarke – saxophone
Jo and Martin first met in London at Hundred Years Gallery in 2019 and have been playing together sporadically both in person and via the internet since then. Through differing methodologies they strive for the same thing: an expansion of sound worlds, an exploration of what’s possible.
Jo De Hulsters is a Belgian double bassist, alto saxophonist and improviser currently based in Hamburg. Being self taught he sees no restrictions or boundaries in approaching the instrument and is always looking for new sounds, new ways of playing and pushing things further and harder, softer and louder.
Martin Clarke is a composer, saxophonist and sound recordist working in improvisation, electroacoustic composition and field recording. He studied music at the University of Edinburgh and completed a PhD in composition at the University of Birmingham with Jonty Harrison where he performed regularly with Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) in the UK and abroad. Since 2007 he has run the label oem releasing a mix of field recordinigs, free improvisation and electroacoustic music.