Deemer is a continuing conversation that is always inquisitive, searching and fresh. We are constantly shedding old skin, evolving and innovating.
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 two-piece 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, analogue electronics, synths, drum machines, filters, effects and TV monitors, to instantly compose, activate space, and blur the boundaries between free jazz and sound installation.
They released their debut album ‘Interference Patterns’ on Luminous Label on 7th December 2015. Their second release ‘Live At The Vortex’ was released on cassette, 1st December 2016. Their third album is a collaboration with Manchester-based drummer and composer Johnny Hunter. Recorded in November 2019, the album will be released on Luminous Label in spring 2021.