Laurie Tompkins is a UK composer, performer and
co-director of the Slip label.
From scores for samples, instruments and voices he creates a grabbable music
that dreams and confounds. Bodies, things, words, and sounds strain under
duress, looping their way through scenes of grubby presence, not-quite riff,
mouldy echo, and swollen bombast.
In 2022, he released solo discs on Entr’acte, 33-33 and
Hyperdelia, featuring contributions from Eliza McCarthy, Ashley Paul, Jess
Hickie-Kallenbach, Teresa Winter, Gwilly Edmondez and Aaron Parker. These
followed ‘Ample Profanity’ (2018), with cellist Oliver Coates and ‘Heat, War,
Sweat, Law’ (2016). As Yes Indeed, with bassist Otto Willberg, he put out
‘Rotten Luck’ on Bison - a follow up to ‘Exorcise’ (2021), justly hailed as
“proper, mad scones” (Boomkat).
Laurie helms Slip, which has released music by Yeah You, Mica Levi, Julia
Reidy, Bass Clef, Object Collection, Mentos Gulgendo, Chaines &
Shows: LUFF, Cave12, UH Fest, De Nor, KM28, Café Oto, Aldeburgh Music, Spike
Island, and National Sawdust. Commissions: House of Bedlam, Daylight Editions,
LSO Soundhub Scheme, ddmmyy and 840 series. Radio: specials for NTS and
Resonance FM and a session with Adam Bohman recorded at Maida Vale studios, broadcast
on BBC Radio 3.