Alison Blunt, Hannah Marshall, Lawrence Casserley. Sunday 7th July 15.30

Continuing a collaboration which explores intimate acoustic sound making and responsive electronics, this trio hope to bring you something organic, unique, and surprising that will explore both outer reaches and real time contemplations in listening. Individually they have all travelled far and wide making music, spontaneous and organised, earning them all reputations as fascinating musicians.

Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | Entry £6

Alison Blunt
Since a classical violin training and for more than 25 years Alison’s activities on and off-stage have involved composing, improvising and collaborating with diverse fellow humans. Creating and performing new music throughout the UK, Europe and in Scandinavia, US, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand with various ensembles and projects – many of which she is co-founder, Alison also has a long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary performance, working with playwrights, poets, visual artists, dancers and theatre practitioners.
With around 30 albums released featuring her sound and several pieces aired on BBC radio and the international equivalents, Alison’s voice is also occasionally heard in interview.
Her involvement in community and education spheres both close to home and internationally is informed by a wide range of pedagogic approaches and philosophies and frequently integrates improvisation, world folk musics and movement. These engagements include giving conservatoire masterclasses and workshops; nursery and pre-school music sessions; education practitioner professional development training; festival events and family music programmes.

Hannah Marshall experiments with approaches to playing the ‘cello, mainly using improvisation, working with a range of groups and projects in the UK and Europe. She makes theatre with The Ding Foundation, which she co-runs with designer and maker Amelia Pimlott, and she collaborates with other artists in the fields of experimental music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual art and film, fulfilling roles like performer, sound designer, musician, composer, facilitator, devisor, puppeteer, and outside ears/eyes. She is an music/arts educator working with individuals or in community and group settings with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, abilities and spectrums. she has worked and played with Veryan Weston, Alison Blunt, Alex Ward, Rachel Musson, Luc Ex, Roger Turner, Julie Kjaer, Tim Hodgkinson, John Butcher, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Buck, Trevor Watts, Simon Roth, Kay Grant, Mandy Drummond, Ntshuks Bonga, Orphy Robinson, Sylvia Hallett, Shabaka Hutchins, Suichi Chino, Atsuko Kamura, Alex Hawkins, Ansuman Biswas, Sarah Gail Brand, Maggie Nicols & Christian Marclay. She have created scores and soundtracks for various performance ensembles including the People Show, Anton Mirto, Improbable Theatre, 20 Stories High, Arlette George, A2, The Young Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Norwich Puppet theatre, The Little Angel Theatre, Wild Theatre & Mayuri Boonham.

Lawrence Casserley (born Essex, England, 1941) has devoted his career to the creation and promotion of live performance electronic music in a wide variety of ways. In 1967 he became one of the first students of electronic music on the new course at the Royal College of Music, London, taught by Tristram Cary.
Since leaving the RCM in 1995 he has worked with many of the leading improvisers, particularly Evan Parker and his Electracoustic Ensemble. While he focuses primarily on the real-time transformation of other musicians’ sounds, he also uses voice, percussion, home-made instruments and found objects as sources for his Signal Processing Instrument.
Casserley’s instrumental approach to live computer sound processing is the hallmark of his work, which is documented on many CDs; he has performed and given workshops throughout Europe and in North and South America, Asia and Japan. Current collaborations include Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Gianni Mimmo, Martin Mayes, Nicola Baroni, Martin Hackett, Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash, Philipp Wachsmann, Jeffrey Morgan, Harri Sjöström, Yoko Miura, and Viv Corringham. He is a regular member of Oxford Improvisers.

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