Dee Byrne, Merijn Royaards, Johnny Hunter

Dee Byrne (sax/electronics) and Dutch sound artist Merijn Royaards (electronics) met in 2006 and started weekly experimental sessions in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. Over the years Deemer has incorporated found objects, reel to reel tape machines, Suspended industrial metal plates and stacks of small tv monitors projecting sonic wave patterns. Today Deemer is a leaner, more pared-down version than its previous incarnations and has sought to extend its horizons in other ways, by collaborating with other improvising musicians.

The duo released their debut album ‘Interference Patterns’ on Luminous Label on 7th December 2015. Their second album ‘Live At The Vortex’ was released on cassette on 1st December 2016. Their third album Aftermath (2021), features improvising drummer Johnny Hunter and was recorded shortly after their trio performance at London Jazz Festival in November 2019. The album was released on Luminous Label on the 4th June 2021.

[photo by Cath Roberts]