Glen Whitehead Ensemble. Friday 5th April 19:30

Trumpeter and eco-sound artist Glen Whitehead presents interactive earth music Рa tapestry of improvisation, electronics and environmental sources exploring commonalities between free improvisation, electroacoustic music and environmental immersion. Featured music will include music from The Living Daylights (Glen Whitehead trio, pfMENTUM), ecoacoustic pieces from around the globe and free improvisations. The first stop on a month-long European tour across four countries, this show will feature London-based musicians, saxophonist Rachel Musson, bassist Huw V. Williams, U.S. Saxophonist Ellen Weller and more.

Glen Whitehead is a trumpet artist, interdisciplinary composer and eco-artist who explores interactive communication, environmental collaboration and improvisational phenomena between living cultures, technologies and the natural world. His background includes improvised music, principal trumpet in professional orchestras, brass quintets, jazz ensembles, improvisation & electro acoustic groups. Often blurring the line between environmental immersion, installation, field research and performance, Whitehead is equally at home performing in deep forests, wind-swept shores, urban landscapes, galleries and clubs, and in the finest concert halls across the globe. He has published and toured internationally with the EcoSono Ensemble, the Glen Whitehead Trio, the New Zealand Maori group WAI, Psychoangelo and the Bottesini Project soloed and premiered concertos with orchestras across the U.S. He has performed and held residencies internationally including Mexico, Holland, Ireland, Switzerland, Korea, Canada, Alaska, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. A Bach / Selmer artist Whitehead has performed with such artists as Grammy Award winner Cuong Vu, Pauline Oliveros, Scott Amendola, Kent Maclagan, George Lewis, Keith Rowe, Nels Cline, Jane Rigler, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Mary Oliver, Nicolas Collins, Janet Feder, Ofer Ben-Amots, Anthony Davis and performed in bands led by George Russell and Gunther Schuller. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Bachelor of Innovation degree at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Doors 7:30 | music from 8pm | entry £7 / £5 conc.

 

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