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Corey Mwamba & Deemer

Corey Mwamba

Deemer
The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a
weekly improvisation/electronics session in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. The project
has since evolved into an installation/performance based electro-acoustic ‘twomanned’
orchestra, whose aural narratives are created within fluid frameworks that
map a trajectory in time, but leave the sonic textures and compositions entirely free
and undetermined. Deemer employ, among other things, alto saxophone, drums,
analogue electronics, tape, transducer microphones/speakers to instantly compose,
activate space, and blur the boundaries between free jazz and sound installation.

Merijn Royaards – electronics/percussion
Dee Byrne – alto saxophone/electronics

Corey Mwamba

Corey Mwamba creates music using vibraphone, dulcimer, electronics and small
instruments. His music contains elements of jazz, folk from different countries, and
electronica. Born in Derby and a former chemist and librarian, Corey is virtually selftaught
in music having made the decision to take up vibraphone in his late teens after
seeing a picture of Orphy Robinson in a book and taking five lessons with the
orchestral percussionist Lewis Dyson. Corey is renowned as a highly creative
improviser with a wide stylistic range: he has performed with Orphy Robinson, Pat
Thomas, Tony Kofi, the Master Drummers of Africa and Evan Parker among countless
others.