Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, voice
Petri Huurinainen, guitar
John Eyles, saxophone
Bouche Bée (French expression meaning “open-mouthed” or “speechless”) was formed in 2005 by vocalist Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and guitarist Petri Huurinainen. Music-writer and saxophonist John Eyles joined in the spring of 2017. Three individual voices listening and responding together shape Bouche Bée music.
In the summer of 2015 they met while rehearsing to perform Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning at Union Chapel in Islington. They also attend Eddie Prevost’s Friday evening improv workshop.
Emmanuelle is a London-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and performer. She is a Reader in photography and relational practices at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. She is a member of MoWo (Mopomoso Workshop group). In 2017 her double CD Ode (owed) to O was released by edition Wandelweiser Records. ewaeckerle.com
Petri is a Finnish musician and artist currently living in London. He works with live based sounds, extended guitar performances and drawings. His limited edition 12″ vinyl record Exile Nothing came out in 2016 and is available from Rough Trade. phuurinainen.com
John was a founder member of the Mopomoso Workshop and is a member of MoWo. He is also in the thirteen-strong London Experimental Ensemble which performed Cardew’s Treatise at Iklectik in January 2017, the recording of which was released by Split Rock records in March 2018.