Since 1966 The Bohman Brothers have created unique and impure experimental music that displays traces of Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation.

London-based Jonathan and Adam Bohman (aka the Bohman Brothers) are known for their unique experimental sound based live performances which use found objects, text and an innumerable array of sound sources.

The Bohman Brothers frequently perform live throughout the UK and Europe and regularly appear on London’s art radio station Resonance 104.4FM.

The Bohman Brothers have worked on the outer fringes of underground music for decades with home-built instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, they explore the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects.

Their humorous visual set-ups resemble hard-wired flea markets, and are the basis from which the duo, in the spirit of Fluxus, musique concrète and sound poetry, create their often grotesque soundscapes. They borrow and quote freely from any sound source available to them, including found texts such as advertising spiel, the sounds of amplified shoe brushes and tape cutups of seventeenth-century instruments.

Fun Fact

As well as being sound recordists on the film Berberian Sound Studio (directed by Peter Strickland), the Bohman Brothers had cameo roles in the film

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Collection 2 #54

Minutes by Adam and James Bohman