Hervé Perez is a sound artist/composer from the north of England...
plays the saxophones, shakuhachi and laptop in several groups ranging from free-jazz, electro-acoustic improvisation and contemporary jazz.
Sounding out, one of his current projects, is an exploration of architecture, outdoor acoustics and sacred sites - investigating the nature of space and natural topography - through the practice of deep listening. These recordings are documents of in situ improvisations, inspired by the spirit and the special characteristics of a location.
main website: www.spacers.lowtech.org/herve
acoustic sax: http://soundcloud.com/herveperez
electroacoustic music: http://soundcloud.com/sndsukinspook
“inclusion principle”, trio with martin archer and peter fairclough (discus label) – electroacoustic improvisations with laptops, winds, objects
sounding out – explorations of outdoor acoustics, sacred sites with the saxophone, investigating the nature of space and architecture, natural topography.
room harmonics – experimental recording technique using sound to represent architecture and spatial relationships
“northern” audio visual improvisation exploring a sense of place with maja bugge and adam york gregory – cello, field recordings and video projections
“beck woolf perez trio” free jazz with mick beck and adam woolf – piano and saxophones
“hornweb” martin archer’s all saxophones group
“nada” duo with roger mills
various collaborations / free improvisation
"This is a huge and expansive work of exquisite drama." - Mr Olivetti, FREQ Music magazine
"Garden of Secrets is a very successful and varied disc with electronic-folk-jazz-progressive soundscapes, and thus another remarkable album from Discus." – Achim Breiling, BABYBLAUE SEITEN
"Perez is paired on this consistently fascinating and always surprising recording alongside the acutely simpatico Alex Hegyesi, a skilled strings player and percussionist armed with a virtual arsenal of such objects... All these rich mindstates vividly demonstrate that Garden of Secrets ticks all the right boxes; experimental and accessible, beautifully tasteful to the ear, and eminently listenable. - Darren Bergstein, Downtown Music Gallery