Crush!!!

Formed in 2009, Crush!!! are Sonic Pleasure, Mark Browne and Ian MacGowan. Sonic Pleasure is famed for her unique crafting of sound from bricks, masonry and metal tools. The knocking, grinding and crushing of these materials reduces much of her instrumentation to dust by the end of a performance. She also augments her performance with flute and singing. Mark Browne’s core instrument is the saxophone. In addition he uses many collected object: broken glass, percussion, gongs, whistles and bones. The instrumentation and approach to playing changes frequently as new items are incorporated into the music. Ian MacGowan plays trumpet in an extraordinary manner.