Laurie Tompkins writes and performs playful, erratic music for instruments and electronics from bases in Berlin and the UK. Since 2014’s Handy, where he reimagined hillbilly banjo music with guitarist David Bainbridge from within a portable, battery-powered light installation by Dori Deng, he increasingly performs in his own work. Laurie has squealed his way through disruptive, desperate pieces at London’s Cafe Oto, Aarhus’ Radar, and regularly in smaller venues in Berlin and Manchester. He has also had commissions performed at the LSO Soundhub scheme in London and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Laurie co-directs British imprint Slip with Tom Rose and Susie Whaites, a home to rogue hybrids of improvised, composed and electronic musics.

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