Terry Day, John Butcher & David Toop. Sunday 13th December 3:30-6:30pm



Terry Day (percussion, reeds),  John Butcher (saxophone) and David Toop (flute, strings, small instruments)

Terry Day began improvising on the drums in a duet with his brother Pat in 1955, and in 1960 formed an improvising trio of piano, bass & drums. Since the early 1960’s he has been a First Generation Pioneer of Improvisation, Free Jazz & experimental music, having collaborated with many improvising musical luminaries, groups, dancers, painters, poets and artists from around the world. For this December afternoon session Terry Day brings back this exciting group whose September concert at the gallery was so successful.

Originally a physicist, John Butcher left academia in 1982 and has since become a prominent figure of the UK experimental music scene. His work ranges through improvisation, composition, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with a sense of place.

David Toop is a musician/composer, author and curator born in 1949. He studied fine art and graphic design in the late 1960s, then in 1971-2 participated as guitarist and flautist in the first improvisation workshops led by jazz drummer John Stevens. Having played improvised music since the beginning of the 1970s with musicians such as Paul Burwell, Steve Beresford, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Terry Day, Peter Cusack, Sally Potter and Lol Coxhill, he also recorded shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas, presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and appeared on Top Of The Pops with the Flying Lizards.

Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | £5 entry

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