Thursday 11 | 8.30pm | £8
Matthew Wright (turntable /computer), Evan Parker (soprano saxophone) and John Edwards (bass).
“Evan Parker and Matthew Wright’s intriguing collaboration edits layers of live performance into a shimmering mist of undulating and unbroken sonic textures. The opening silence is interrupted by distant electronic chirrups, Parker’s virtuosic soprano sax flutters briefly, is cut into fragments and merged with the spray of Wright’s live turntables. There are sporadic underground thuds, a waft of gentle percussion and a final ambient pulse that fades to nothing. Studio production spanned two years, and the result enthrals and soothes in equal measure” (The Financial Times).
Sunday 21 – Tuesday 23 | 8.30pm | £8/6
Mopomoso presents John Russell’s annual three day ‘Fete Quaqua’ in an unfolding celebration of the best in free improvisation. A major event in the improvised music calendar and one not to be missed!
The idea behind all Quaqua projects is to extend existing collaborations in juxtaposition with new groupings and thus provide a fertile ground for free improvisation.
The music is very much about the here and now of performance and this is reflected in the fact that almost all Quaqua line-ups are never repeated after the event for which they were assembled. You can truly say you won’t have heard this music before!
This years’ ‘Fete Quaqua’ features fourteen musicians from three continents, some of whom have worked together for many years, and others who have never played together before.
Their musical backgrounds stretch across an enormous variety of styles and settings, the common denominator being a shared interest in free improvisation.
Fete Quaqua 2011 musicians are;
Adam Bohman (electronics), Chris Burn (trumpets/piano), Luo Chao yun (pipa), Lol Coxhill (saxophone), Satoko Fukuda (violin), Nicola Guazzaloca (piano/accordion), Adam Linson (bass), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Hannah Marshall (cello), Thomas Rohrer (rebeca), John Russell (guitar), Roger Turner (percussion), Alex Ward (clarinet), Ute Wassermann (voice).
Each concert will start and finish with a short ensemble piece, the main part of the evening comprising smaller groupings to be decided immediately prior to performance.