Very excited to go on my first UK Tour since I moved here four years ago.
Ram Gabay is an amazing musician from Israel (drums, guitar, among others).
We are very lucky to be joined by many incredible musicians along our seven-city route:
Crystabel Riley, Edward Lucas, Dominic Lash, Mathew Grigg, Mark Langford, Vridian, Greta Buitkute, Kellex Iko (Kelly Jones), David Birchall, THF Drenching, Philip Marks, Kleevex, Dawn Bothwell, Joe (Posset) Murray, Stuart Arnot, Jude Browning, Gölden Püssy, Ali Robertson, Butter, Maria Sappho Donohue, La Brea Pulpit, Aimmar Cair, and Seth Cooke.
30.10.17 Łaźnia Nowa theatre, Kraków
The last performance for this autumn Hyperion tour and the last gig organised by the much missed, late Ana-Maria Avram, who has passed away at the beginning of August.
26.9.17 Warsaw Radio Hall
This will be the first of two concerts Hyperion Ensemble will be performing in Poland, with the second being in the Sacrum and Profanum Festival in Krakow on 30.9.17.
Item 10 is Alex Ward’s first foray beyond the world of small group leadership into the challenge of composing for a large ensemble, and the program will consist entirely of new pieces written by him for this performance. The musicians in the ensemble range from long-term associates of Ward’s to others with whom he will be working for the first time in this group, and their strong musical personalities and varied backgrounds in the worlds of free improvisation, jazz and contemporary composition will be reflected in a evening of dynamic and unclassifiable large-group music, in which the structural and material elements made possible through notation will serve to stimulate rather than trammel the performers’ improvisational instincts and responses.
JOE SMITH SANDS: guitar
YONI SILVER: bass clarinet and alto sax
BENEDICT TAYLOR: viola
ALEX WARD: clarinet, guitar and compositions
OTTO WILLBERG: double bass
SARAH GAIL BRAND: trombone
MANDHIRA DE SARAM: violin
CHARLOTTE KEEFFE: trumpet and flugelhorn
ANDREW LISLE: drums
CATH ROBERTS: baritone sax
£8 / £6 concessions / £4 Cafe Oto members
Doors 7.30pm, music starts 8.30.
9:30pm 16.9.17, Art House, Kanjiza, Serbia
We’re not Jazz. But what the hell.
Festival Facebook page
4pm 14.9.17 Salle Radio, Bucharest
Our annual concert at Enescu Festival is this year marred by the untimely death of our beloved Ana-Maria Avram, and will be dedicated to her memory.
The concert will be directed by Iancu Dumitrescu as well as Richard Carrick.
Saturday, September 2nd, 4pm – Goldsmiths University
A piece for improvisers by Bill Thompson.
Following description taken from the Facebook event page:
GATES 2017 features 30+ London performers (musicians and otherwise) performing Gates by Bill Thompson.
Gates was written in 2001 with the aim of creating a work using the minimum amount of information possible – when to play and when not. Otherwise the piece is completely open, even allowing players to leave the venue when not performing. Durations are based on prime numbers to keep the times staggered and unpredictable, and no two players’ scores are the same. The result is a constantly evolving work that reveals different layers suddenly or gradually, building up and breaking down in unforeseen ways, yet always reflecting the players at any given moment.
This realisation will be the most ambitious both with regard to duration (4 hours) and the number of performers. Drawing from London’s pool of experimental musicians, improvisers, and other, Gates 2017 will feature over 30 performers interacting across the 4 hour duration in the open space of Goldsmiths Great Hall.
Performers include Prof_lofi Tom Mudd Jan Hendrickse Phil DurrantSylvia Hallett John Butcher Ian Stonehouse Lucia H Chung, Sue LynchEmmanuel L. Spinelli James L Malone Electric Elizabeth Artur VidalRichard Sanderson Adam Campbell Marjolaine Charbin Ian Spink Yoni Silver Billy Steiger DJプチプチ Daniel James Ross Daniel Kordik Douglas Benford Edward Lucas James O’Sullivan Henry Rodrick Grundik Kasyansky James Flynn Sabrina Hadimadja Blanca Regina Michael SpeersCrystabel Riley and more tbc.
Admission is £5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
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FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, 7.30PM – CAFE OTO
We’ve been searching for an opportunity to play this trio for a long time – it’s gonna be a mash of free improv, texts in different languages, deep imbecility, and shining wisdom.
Also on the bill: Holly Pester, Ash Reid, Sharon Gal, and Ego Depletion (Fritz Welch and Adam Campbell).
Cafe Oto event page
7:30pm Thursday 31/8/17, Café Oto Project Space
SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a monthly gig curated by John Macedo, in which he brings together musicians which might not have had the opportunity or framework to play together otherwise.
I will be joined by John himself on electronics, and Cath Roberts on sax for the TRIO segement of this instalment. DUO will be Jennifer Allum (violin) with Phil Durrant (modular synth), and SOLO by Sarah Gail Brand (trombone).
August 18 and 19, Århus, Denmark
“Rescue” is a performance piece created by Public Movement, which is based on a study of the physical actions of emergency service people during rescue operations.
It’s a four hour durational piece performed outdoors, and I have created a multi speaker soundtrack for it which I will control and improvise with during the shows.