28th August Double Bill:
Glass Dancers/ George Moore Septet
Although we can't keep the weather consistent, one thing is for sure: no-one can accuse us of having a narrow-minded approach to bringing you the best of London's improvised live music!
After last Tuesday's awesome display of instrumental energy and compositional craftsmanship from the mighty Ed Puddick Big Band we turn over this week to two left-field portraits of contemporary music making in London today.
Firstly Glass Dancers is a new project bringing together an acoustic string quartet, percussion and electronic music by trumpeter and SECollective member Rory Simmons. Fusing elements of contemporary classical composition with electronica production, Glass Dancers sets angular glacial strings against a distorted sonic landscape, with flickering beats and rumbling audio sitting alongside bustling strings and hypnotic melodic statements.
Sounds great eh?
This music is somewhere between the fragmented sonic world of David Torn and Max De Wardener, with the twisted contemporary classical nature of Ben Frost, Ligeti and Nicolas Bernier and the cinematic ambience of Boards Of Canada. All composition, programming and audio editing/processing by Rory Simmons. It has been co-produced and mixed by Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77
The string quartet includes Marianne Haynes and Paloma Deike on violin, Amy May on viola and Natalie Rozario on cello; with drummer and percussionist John Blease also featured on several tracks.
Pianist George Moore brings his much acclaimed Septet to the SECollective this week, showcasing his original compositions, drawing on a wide range of contemporary influences.
Featuring Will Rixon, Sam Bullard, Lewis Wright, Ben Barritt, George Moore, Tom Farmer & Daoud Merchant.
We look forward to seeing you down there!
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