Browsing articles tagged with " sax"
Nov
5

Rider//Taylor – 13 December 2018

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Rider//Taylor are one of the most exciting new duos to emerge from the fertile Leeds experimental scene. Mixing fiery improvisations, delicate soundscapes and haunting melodies-the pair share a musical connection bordering on telepathy. As always, the night begins and ends […]

Oct
5

HRH Trio + Whiteman/Prince/Thorpe – 15 October 2018

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A collaboration with our good friends at NQ Jazz on Monday 15th October at The Whiskey Jar. Details below… HRH Trio Mark Hanslip – Saxophone Federico Reuben – Live Electronics Paul Hession – Drums Heavy improv from heavy improvisers. Listen […]

May
18

SHOAL – 14 June, 2018

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SHOAL are a Manchester based collective interested in exploring movement, light, technology and improvisation. We have collaborated with composers like Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Michael Brailey and Michael Baldwin and have recently began our own research into different improvisation methods. Our improvisation […]

May
2

The Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop – 10 May 2018

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This month’s special guests are The Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop. Regulars Alexx (Saxophone) and Jim (Synthesiser) O’Shea are joined by Andrew Rothwell (drums).Alexx and Jim have organised numerous experimental music events and installations for FutureSonic/FutureEverything, Manchester Science Week and Chorlton Arts […]

Mar
6

Beck Hunters – 8 March 2018

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This month’s special guests are Beck Hunters: Mick Beck – reeds, Johnny Hunter – drums, Anton Hunter – guitar “Saxophonist Mick Beck has been a fixture on the Sheffield free music scene since the early 1980s, but in this trio […]

Jan
5

Tapiwa Svosve & David Meier – 11 January 2018

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Tapiwa Svosve (saxophone) & David Meier (drums) are based in Zürich, Switzerland. They improvise and shape their own musical space in the moment drawing from many different influences. Manchester audiences might remember David from his several performances with Trio Riot […]

Oct
31

Seth Bennett & Cath Roberts – 9 November 2017

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Cath Roberts and Seth Bennett started playing together in Roberts’ band Sloth Racket, set up to explore her compositions for free improvising ensemble, and decided to branch out into a duo as a side project. They play with the possibilities […]

Aug
5

The New Art Quintet – 10 August 2017

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The New Art Quintet play Free-form improvisations, inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, John Coltrane… Andy French – Tenor Saxophone Joel Stedman – Bass Clarinet, Flutes Ozzy Moysey – Double […]

Jan
12

NUStival – 28 January 2017

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NUStival – a mini-festival of improvised music. Featuring selected groupings of: Mick Beck Cath Roberts Otto Willberg Ecka Mordecai Odie ji Ghast Rob Thorpe Geoff Bright Rodrigo Constanzo Anton Hunter and… A performance of John Zorn’s Cobra by the Noise […]

Jan
10

Hunter/Willberg/Ward – 12 January 2017

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Acoustic post-post-truth improv trio featuring Manchester legend Johnny Hunter on drums, young experimentalist Otto Willberg on double bass and triple-doubler Tom Ward on reeds and winds. Inspired by the avant-garde, improvisation, jazz, rock, noise and more, the trio’s members have […]

Dec
1

Deemer – 8 December 2016

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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 […]

Aug
31

Sound Quartet – 8 September 2016

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SQ (aka Sound Quartet) is imaginary soundscapes, electronic experimentalism, composed impro art of electrified sounds and images. SQ often tour as a duo with multi-instrumentalists Paul Pignon and Thomas Bjelkeborn. SQ is currently involved in music projects with Nadia Ratsimandrecy(FR) […]

Jul
4

Wolf Scarers – 14 July 2016

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Wolfscarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate. They’ve known each other for years but never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv in 2011, it occurred to Simon to suggest some duets, and Wolfscarers […]

Oct
25

Some Some Unicorn – 12 November 2015

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Some Some Unicorn Some Some Unicorn is an experiment in communal music making led by Shaun Blezard. Working on the border of composition and improvisation the collective draws together artists from the fields of improv, electronics, jazz, poetry and popular […]

Apr
7

Sound Quartet – 14 May 2015

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SQ (Sound Quartet) explores music inaccessible to contemplative composition. Devoting many hours to develop skills which circumvent learning and amplify responses to the moment. Each piece is a sortie into uncertainty along paths never followed before, with assiduous unpremeditation and susceptibility of mind […]

Feb
23

Inclusion Principle / Joseph Kudirka – 9 April 2015

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Martin Archer – electronic keyboards, laptop, saxophones, clarinets, recorders Hervé Perez – laptop, saxophones Peter Fairclough – drums and percussion IP was formed in 2006, released it’s first eponymous CD that year, and follows up with a second release ‘The […]

Feb
11

Beck Hunters – 12 February 2015

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Mick Beck (reeds and whistles) Anton Hunter (guitar, fx) Johnny Hunter (drums) Stopping off in Manchester on their UK tour to promote the debut album, The Hunt Is On (Discus 2014). – http://discus-music.co.uk/dis46cd.htm “Agressive when it needs to be, but comfortable […]

Nov
19

bird rat centipede 11 December 2014

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bird rat centipede is a collection of performer/composers who share a view for honest and democratic music making bird rat centipede is: Sam Andreae Rodrigo Constanzo Angela Guyton Linda Jankowska Braxton Sherouse http://www.birdratcentipede.com Who bird rat centipede 11 December 2014 […]

Feb
24

strikethrough me & you – 13 March 2014

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strikethrough me & you is a duo between Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae which explores improvisation through battle and game pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfksFWRlqk https://vimeo.com/82950622 http://www.rodrigoconstanzo.com http://www.samandreae.com Click here to download the performances Who strikethrough me & you When Thursday, March 13, […]

Feb
4

BAH – 14 February 2013

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“BAH!” Noise Upstairs regulars Seth Bennett (b), Sam Andreae (ts) and Johnny Hunter (d) performing acoustic, free improvisation. What could be more exciting! Who BAH – 14 February 2013 When Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:00pm – All Ages Where Fuel […]

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