Roman Nose

Starting out as the solo project of Jon Marshall, founder of The Hunter Gracchus and Singing Knives Records, Roman Nose’s live lineup has expanded to include Charlie Collins (drums/percussion, ex-Clock DVA & Cabaret Voltaire), Sarah McWatt (flute/reeds) and Otto Willberg (Double Bass). Marshall uses sampled vocalisations and reed instruments mutating them through an array of pitch/timbre modifying effects pedals to create microtonal and polyrhythmic fevers of ecstatic dissonances. The electronic sounds provide loose compositional springboards for whirlwind crashing, howling group improvisations and mesmeric other-world musics.