This concert has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date
2 sets of freely improvised music from a trio of:
Tom Challenger (tenor saxophone)
Andrew Lisle (drums, percussion)
Alex Ward (electric guitar)
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £10 cash
Andrew Lisle’s quick and highly textural playing is making him highly in-demand in the fertile improvisation community in London. In turns both propulsive and abstract, Lisle has worked with a number of key European improvisers including Alex Ward, John Dikeman, Rachel Musson and Alan Wilkinson.
Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Tom Challenger is a saxophonist, composer and educator. He collaborates regularly with Kit Downes; co-leads the trio ‘Uncanny Valley’ with Phil Donkin (Bass) and Oli Steidle; Fofoulah (with whom he recently produced their second LP); and an improvising Trio with Alex Hawkins and Mark Sanders. He has recently collaborated with Lauren Kinsella, Robert Stillman, P.A. Tremblay and Agile Experiments. His latest recordings include 4 albums of solo materials, in addition to other albums that explore group improvisation.
Alex Ward is a composer, improviser, and performing musician, working primarily with clarinet and guitar. A major figure in improvised music, his current work includes the avant-rock duo Dead Days Beyond Help; various groups which perform his compositions-for-improvisers including Forebrace, the Alex Ward Quintet/Sextet, and the Item series of ensembles (the first of which, Item 10, debuted at Cafe Oto in September 2017); as well as improvising collaborations both regular and ad-hoc with musicians including Steve Noble, Dominic Lash, Kay Grant, Joe Morris and Weasel Walter. Besides his own groups and improvisational work, he also performs in ensembles including the Duck Baker Trio/Quartet, projects with Thurston Moore, and This Is Not This Heat. Much of his work is documented on the label Copepod, which he co-runs with Luke Barlow.