Far Rainbow is a London based improvising duo comprised of sound artist Bobby Barry and drummer Emily Barnett.
The pair first started playing together in 2014 and describe their set up as “Emily mostly using percussive things and Bobby using a variety of electrical things”.
Those “electrical things” are often constituted of every day household objects with the group’s stage gear tending to include some, or all, of the following:
drum kit, bubble wrap, plastic bags, sellotape, hair brush, shaver, electric toothbrush, various small motors, taped field recordings, guitar FX pedals, pencil sharpener, egg slicer and a small portable vacuum cleaner.
Most of the duo’s performances are freely improvised but they have also performed existing avant-garde works such as “Stones” by Christian Wolff and “Nivea Cream Piece” by Alison Knowles.
released March 14, 2018
Both tracks by Emily Mary Barnett and Bobby Barry, recorded by Alex Wastnidge at Nescot College, Epsom.
With thanks to Pete Gofton.