MESH 2022 is a collective of improvisers located in Los Angeles. The organizing principle behind MESH is to bring together unique improvisers to create long-form sonic works through recorded media. The energy is open and non-structured and thrives on free improvisation. Recent gatherings have manifested in the form of recording sessions at Casa Berenice Recordings and a performance at Human Resources in Los Angeles. MESH 2022 mostly lives in an electro-acoustic world. The music often lands in ambient textures but is definitely prone to outbursts and has a wide dynamic range.
MESH started in 2018 when a group of LA based improvisers traveled to a remote cabin in Iceland to play and record together. It was an experiment in psychogeography, collaboration, and sound. The end result was a performance in Reykjavik and a complete album of our works. It was a truly unique experience. However, lugging recording equipment halfway around the world and dealing with travel logistics proved to be a bit daunting. Inspired by our work in Iceland, a few months later we started Casa Berenice Recordings at our house in Los Angeles where we continue to host all manner of MESH sessions and house concerts.
Archie Carey: bassoon and electronics Clay Chaplin: laptop and electronics Corey Fogel: percussion
Kristina Haraldsdottir: viola and electronics Heather Lockie: viola and electronics Stephanie Cheng Smith: violin and electronics