An afternoon concert of improvised music with Mark Browne, ( saxophone and selected objects), Terry Day, (bamboo reed pipes, percussion), Martin Hackett, (analogue synthesizer) and Oxford based composer and improvisor Dan Goren.
Doors 3:30 | music from 4pm | entry £5 / donation
Dan Goren is a composer, performer and researcher. He performs regularly with Oxford Improvisers. He is founding director of Composers Edition and Assistant Director of the Institute of Composing.
Mark Browne picked up a saxophone in 1980 first playing alto and then soprano and sopranino. ‘His fiercely individual approach gives his recorded work a unique feel, as if he is remaking the world with each new recording. The sonic territory he is mapping touches combines the spikiness of European free improvisation and the soul of free jazz with the jarring jump cuts of musique concrete and the textures of contemporary electronic music’. (We need no swords)
Terry Day is a free improvised music genius with a unique style. He was a founder member in 1965 of the legendary People Band, in which he played drums and myriad other instruments. Alongside this he contributed to some notable improv bands: Alterations with Steve Beresford, David Toop and Peter Cusack, Derek Bailey’s Company, and The Promenaders with Lol Coxhill. He makes his own bamboo pipes, writes poems and is known to play the balloon.
Martin Hackett is a member of Oxford Improvisers and of the Muzzix collective in Lille, France. The focus of his experimental approach to electronic improvisation has been his Korg MS10 synthesiser.