The Organ Of Corti
The new collaboration between Christine Hanson and Dave Formula has been established to explore and record the range of opportunities and possibilities within a variety of acoustic and electro-acoustic landscapes. Their new album presents the results of these musical explorations. The music will be presented in a series of live shows, often featuring guests appearing on the recordings. These include: Howard Devoto and Noko (both from Magazine and previously in Luxuria), Giorgio Li Calzi (award-winning jazz trumpet player), Michael Marra (acclaimed Scottish singer and songwriter) and Pat McCarthy (UK leading jazz guitarist), among others. Dave Formula: "We met in 2009 and quickly realized that we'd both had a recurring dream about a series of adventurous and diverse musical themes. We decided to record them all and wanted these sensory themes to enter your ears. Allow yourself to have a similar adventure as us -- but it can be your version of it and you can have it whenever you like -- and when you're awake! Please keep your clothes on throughout." Christine is a cello player with a rich and varied career on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2008, she wrote scores for the wildlife documentary series Beasties -- aired on BBC2 UK and Canadian national TV. She was also invited, as a composer, to participate in the IRCAM week, hosted by the BBC in Glasgow. Dave rejoined his Magazine colleagues for five sold-out shows in February 2009 to great critical acclaim. In summer 2009 Magazine played several European festivals and an acclaimed show at London's Royal Festival Hall. The band closed the year with TV appearances on Later With Jools Holland and BBC Electric Proms.