The Burning Harpsichord:

Talk by Lee Patterson plus Owen Green

26 September 2007

After Bill Thomson’s performance ‘Burning Harpsichord’ on Footdee beach last year, the next installment of this sound art project will take place by sound artist Lee Patterson and Owen Green at the Lemon Tree on 26 September. Before this live performance Lee will give a public talk at Peacock Visual Arts.

  • Location: main gallery. Admission free.
  • Performance at Lemon Tree: Doors open 7pm/on stage 7.30pm. Tickets on the door £6

devices on table

Lee Patterson is a sound artist with a growing reputation within the international arena. As an improvising musician he has worked with some of the greats including Evan Parker, Keith Rowe and John Tilbury. He regularly plays in trio with Rhodri Davies and David Toop. During Summer 2006, drawing upon his field recording practice, he produced the radio show, Audio Sketchbook, for Resonance FM, London.


Owen Green likes to improvise with people and devices that can interact in unforeseen ways to create music sensitive to its social, material and spatial settings. He may well tickle circuits, scrape and strike objects, sing, growl, gargle and gyrate, but isn’t making any promises. In addition to solo work, he is one half of the Edinburgh duo Sileni, with Alastair Maloney, and works with the cellist and composer, Laura Reid.