Mark Browne / Douglas Benford / Sylvia Hallett / James Malone. Sunday 23rd April 3:30pm

A concert of improvised music with Mark Browne, saxophone, selected objects / Douglas Benford, harmonium, melodica / Sylvia Hallett, violin, electronics / James Malone, acoustic guitar

Mark Browne, saxophones, collected objects
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 (Douglas Benford performed in Terry’s absence)

Sylvia Hallett, violin, electronics
Sylvia Hallett is a multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics and found objects. She currently plays with The London Improvisers Orchestra and h2dance company, where she is resident composer. Recent collaborators have included Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, David Toop, Jah Wobble, Anna Homler, LaXula, Opera North, Wonderful Beast, Miranda Tufnell, Eva Karczag, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. She performs internationally as a solo improviser, having released three solo albums, and pops up regularly on the soundtrack of BBC TV’s Silent Witness. In July 2015 she was commissioned by the Livio Felluga Wine Company to create and perform a solo site-specific work on a hill in an Italian vineyard.

James Malone: acoustic guitar
James Malone is an improvising acoustic guitarist. He has performed around the UK with musicians such as Eddie Prevost, Ute Kanngeiser, Steve Beresford, and Adam Bohman. Regular projects include duos with Joe Wright and Daniel Kordik.

Door 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £5

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