Dirar Kalash is a Palestinian musician and visual artist recently relocated to the Hague, Netherlands. He works with a wide range of music and sound practices, from compostion to free improv to free jazz to noise. He has participated in many group exhibitions and art festivals in Palestine, Egypt. England, France and Germany.
Alison Blunt is a violinist whose fascination with sound, motion & space has led her into projects exploring boundaries between art forms & genres. She has performed in diverse venues and festivals throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Activities include commissions for radio, film, theatre, dance and visual arts productions and performing, composing, arranging and recording all kinds of music. Alison is a member of several ensembles including ‘string terrorist’ trio Barrel, Berlin-based HANAM Quintet, Austrian/British Barcode Quartet and London and Berlin Improvisers Orchestras and has worked with a diverse array of artists and ensembles including Apartment House, Apocryphal Theatre Company, Renee Baker, Julia Barclay-Morton, Barrel, Viv Corringham, Guy Dartnell, John Edwards, Vinny Golia, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Cat Hope, Birthe Jorgensen, Ivor Kallin, Tony Marsh, Hannah Marshall, Gianni Mimmo, Gino Robair, John Russell, Mark Sanders and Michael Zerang.
”Alison Blunt’s playing is unique. Eerie, gut-ripping rattles and chokes from hell are interrupted by ringing notes of heavenly hope. I have never heard anything like it…” Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
“I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz.” – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
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