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Thomas Meadowcroft

Thomas Meadowcroft

Thomas Meadowcroft is an australian composer and musician living in Berlin where he has been based since 1998.
Thomas Meadowcroft's music has been described as 'reaching an inexpressible purity' (Le Monde), 'nerve torture' (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and 'dreamy post-rock' (New York Times). It has on occasion involved the use of foreign or found objects (power tools, canned laughter, recordings of automobiles and BBQ areas etc.) as well as video projections (weather forecasts for the Mediterranean Sea, stills from childrens' books).
As an electric organ player he has performed solo concerts and he performs regularly with australian percussionist Steve Heather and keyboardist Boris Hauf (Vienna/London) with the Band "The Understated Brown".
He has also worked in collaboration with, among others, the Munich-based theatre company "Hunger und Seide", Canadian video artist Peter Sabat, filmmaker Romeo Grünfelder, and New York based cellist Alex Waterman.

His new solo-project is called Birdcage Tombola and is a solo, pop music project for voice, keyboards, canned strings, and electronic noodling. He uses separate speakers for each string part when playing live to produce a rich spatialised sound of discounted, canned strings.

His music has been described as 'reaching an inexpressible purity' (Le Monde), 'nerve torture' (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and 'dreamy post-rock' (New York Times)

Brian Harnetty / Birdcage Tombola

14 Mar 2010 - 21:00

Brian Harnetty

Brian Harnetty is a musician and artist from Ohio. His pieces transform found material (field recordings, transcriptions and historic recordings) into personal sound worlds. Harnetty juxtaposes archive recordings

Playdate 5: Bus Songlines / Leonid Soybelman

6 Jun 2010 - 15:00
Thomas Meadowcroft

Bus Songlines - a composition by Thomas Meadowcroft

Leonid Soybelman & Friends play folk and rock



Birdcage Tombola

12 Nov 2010 - 21:00

Birdcage Tombola

Popmusikprojekt des australischen Musikers (The Understated Brown), Komponisten & Arrangeurs (Schall und Wahn, Tocotronic) Thomas Meadowcroft. Gesang, Tasten und ein richtiges Streichquartett. Mit Sicherhei

The Movers and Shakers I

7 Oct 2011 - 20:30
Movers And Shakers

a mini festival celebrating song improvisation & noise
October 7, 8 and 9 - 2011
All shows start at 21.00

today with:
Marzipan Marzipan
Birdcage Tombola
Chirstopher Williams

Rhythm Complication 2012/II

8 Sep 2012 - 20:30
Clayton Thomas & Burhard Beins

A bass & drums duo and two solos

Clayton Thomas – double bass
Burkhard Beins – drums and percussion
Chris Abrahams – grand piano solo
Thomas Meadowcroft – leslie organ solo

Collette+Wirewalker / NEW TRAINERS / Caddy+Mangan

4 Oct 2012 - 20:30
Ned Collette + Wirewalker

Ned Collette + Wirewalker
Ned Collette - voice, nylon string guitar, synth
Joe Talia - drums, percussion, electronics, bass, samples

Steve Heather - drums
Thomas Meadowcroft - synth

Caddy / Mangan
Anthea Caddy - cello
Felicity Mangan - found sounds