Tim Fairhall has performed on many of the most significant stages in Britain and internationally, including the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Grande Auditorium Lisbon, and many others. In 2008 he graduated with distinction from the MMus in Jazz Performance at the Guildhall. Since then he has played widely on the UK jazz scene and worldwide, in a notable diversity of musical situations including (amongst many others); free jazz and improv with the London Improvisors’ Orchestra, Julie Kjaer, Ma/ti/om (with Matilda Rolfsson), The Markov Chain (with Adam Fairhall and Paul Hession) and the LUME Collective; songs in the Sephardic tradition with world music superstar Yasmin Levy; piano/laptop-led post-classical with Piano Interrupted; and contemporary jazz compositions with the Tim Fairhall Trio, the John Martin Quintet and Madwort’s Menagerie. His latest project as bandleader is the Keskeverya Quartet, a chamber quartet written for improvisers featuring Hannah Marshall.
Praise for the John Martin Quintet record ‘Spirit of Adventure’ (F-ire Records 2016); ‘thoughtful, technically adventurous… a fittingly skilful quintet’ – Guardian
**** Jazzwise **** Arts Desk **** The Jazzmann
Praise for the Ma/ti/om record ‘Ashes’ (Raw Tonk Records 2016);
‘Attentive, patient interplay and subtle usage of inventive techniques… Impressive debut.’- Salt Peanuts
‘Subtle and restrained, full of foreboding… brooding power.’ weneednoswords
Praise for the Piano Interrupted record ‘Landscapes of the Unfinished’ (Denovali 2016); ‘A sublime union between electronica and the outer reaches of classical piano.’ – Chorus & Echo
Link to Ma/ti/Om streaming: here
Norwegian clarinetist Andreas Røysum works with the physicality of his instrument, utilizing its full dynamic range and textural possibilities. A diverse background and vast set of influences come into play in his tonality; studies of jazz, contemporary music and Indian classical paired with a fascination for folk music traditions from all over the world, all subjected to abstraction. Røysum has for the past years toured extensively with bands like Miman, Increase, Målbrott and Fennel, and has also collaborated with players like Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Jasper Stadhouders, Kresten Osgood and Damo Suzuki.
Link to Andreas Røysum/Axel Dorner: here
Since a classical violin training, Alison Blunt has been creating and performing new work utilising or consisting of improvisation. She has performed throughout Europe, Scandinavia, US, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand with a wide array of sonic magicians including Avreeayl Ra, Renee Baker, Lawrence Casserley, Cristiano Calcagnile, Viv Corringham, John Edwards, Pete Flood, Annette Giesriegl, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Anna Kaluza, Josef Klammer, Audrey Lauro, Hannah Marshall, Gianni Mimmo, Maggie Nicols, Evan Parker, Mark Sanders, Ignaz Schick, Harri Sjöström, Ricardo Tejero, Ove Volquartz, Beibei Wang, Ute Wasserman and Trevor Watts and many ‘ad hoc’ and established ensembles including BARREL, Barcode Quartet, Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, Dialogues
with Strings, HANAM Quintet, London Improvisers Orchestra, Pierette Ensemble, Reciprocal Uncles & Aunt, Sestetto Internazionale and occasionally as a soloist.
With a long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary collaborations and performance, Blunt was a member of collective ASITIS and companies Experiments in Spontaneous Performance and Apocryphal Theatre, and amongst broader performance and research activities, has collaborated with writer/playwright/director Julia Barclay-Morton, solar power installation artist Allan Giddy, Butoh dancer Florencia Guerberof, visual artist Birthe Jorgensen, visual artist/film maker Kate McMillan and voice & movement artist/actor/director Guy Dartnell.
Several of Alison’s collaborative recordings have been aired on BBC radio and various international counterparts and her voice is occasionally heard in interview. A highly experienced and innovative workshop leader exploring music with people of all ages and abilities, Alison refuses to be pigeon-
Blunt herself has the same spontaneous attitude for superb control of timbre and sound, while remaining utterly free in her inventiveness. Steff Gijssels, FREE JAZZ BLOG and everyday life! Try throw out prejudices from our collective and personal unconscious.