Adventurers on the musical frontier
Hugs Bison are a technology driven duo, exploring the frontiers of smart technology. They push tablets and apps to the limit to create cinematic, multi-faceted improvised soundscapes.
The duo are Phil Powell & Shaun Blezard, one a technologist with a passion for music, the other a musician with a passion for technology.
Phil Powell is an award winning web developer who has been working with online technology for a number of years. Shaun Blezard is currently a Sound and Music New Voice - a scheme for the UKs most exciting emerging and mid career composers working in new music.
Together they are exploring smart technology, how this can make music and pushing the boundaries of online presentation of music.
Upcoming Live Dates
Next Wave: Sounding Out
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music.
Shaun will be taking part in this morning session, which will be a key debate and discussion about how talented composers coming out of education can thrive, as part of Sound and Music's popular Sounding Out series.
Open Circuit is a long-running series of exploratory music events, hosted by the Bison boys. After a long run of successful gigs though, it's time to move on to pastures new, but we're going out with a real bang!
As a final big "hurrah!", we're bringing contemporary jazz to Ulverston via the Ripsaw Catfish Shoaling tour.
Spectral Stories is a modern take on the tradition of Christmas Ghost stories and we will be giving it a very modern update with a combination of spoken word performances and improvised digital music.
In July we worked with the wonderful people at Tusk to bring the wonders of Tusk Mini into the digital sphere, with a full day of live streaming. It was an exceptional success, and we're totally stoked to announce that we'll be back in October to stream all three days of the full three-day Tusk Festival.