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Herve Perez

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

wordpress: https://sndsukinspook.wordpress.com/

label: https://nexttime.bandcamp.com/

acoustic sax: http://soundcloud.com/herveperez

electroacoustic music: http://soundcloud.com/sndsukinspook

current projects:

“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

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Port Of Saints

Discus Music


The 4, the 8, the 10

Discus Music


Garden of Secrets

nexTTime / Discus


Imploding Stars

Focused Silence





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