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John Butcher

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John Butcher

John Butcher has been played on NTS in shows including The Wire Magazine Present Rewired, featured first on 27 June 2014. Songs played include Sympathetic Magic (Metal), Tongue and What Remains.

British saxophonist John Butcher was born in Brighton, and currently resides in London. He is most famous for his free improvisations, especially his solo performances, which involve the use of extended techniques such as multiphonics. He has also written pieces for Chris Burn's Ensemble, Polwechsel, and the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

He began playing saxophone while studying physics at Surrey University, gaining an enthusiasm for jazz through hearing music such as John Surman, Stan Tracey and…

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Sympathetic Magic (Metal)
John Butcher
Confront2008
Sympathetic Magic (Metal)
John ButcherConfront2008
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Tongue
Moor, Lehn, Butcher
Unsounds2001
Tongue
Moor, Lehn, ButcherUnsounds2001
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What Remains
John Butcher
Fringes Recordings2003
What Remains
John ButcherFringes Recordings2003
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An Illusionistic Panic Part 1
John Butcher, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter
Balance Point Acoustics2017
An Illusionistic Panic Part 1
John Butcher, Damon Smith, Weasel WalterBalance Point Acoustics2017
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Untitled
Keiji Haino, John Butcher
Otoroku2017
Untitled
Keiji Haino, John ButcherOtoroku2017
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Garth Heads
Rhodri Davies, John Butcher
Ftarri2010
Garth Heads
Rhodri Davies, John ButcherFtarri2010
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Accommodating The Mess
Fred Frith, John Butcher
Northern Spy2014
Accommodating The Mess
Fred Frith, John ButcherNorthern Spy2014
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