Gibbs/Taylor/Van Schouwburg + Casserley/Northover/Metcalfe. Saturday 14 April 19:30

Two trio sets of classic free improvisation curated by extraordinary vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

Phil Gibbs, electric guitar / Benedict Taylor, viola / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, voice.

Lawrence Casserley, signal processing instrument / Adrian Northover, alto & soprano saxophones / Neil Metcalfe, baroque flute.

Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg is a self-taught vocal improviser. He invented his own Phonoetry and vocal techniques, mouthroat cheekteethlipstong. Schouwburg has performed and recorded with Jean Demey & Kris Vanderstraeten (Sureau), John Russell, Lawrence Casserley (MouthWind), Sabu Toyozumi, Marcello Magliocchi & Matthias Boss, Adam Bohman, Zsolt Sörès, Oli Mayne, Yoko Miura, Paul Dunmall  and Phil Gibbs

Benedict Taylor is an award winning composer & solo violist. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music & Goldsmiths College, and is a leading figure within the area of contemporary composition & string performance, at the forefront of the British & European new and improvised music scene. He composes, performs & records internationally, in many leading venues and festivals. He is the founder and artistic director of CRAM, the music collective and independent label.

Philip Gibbs is a prolific improviser whose work quite often flies under the radar. He self-taught himself how to play the guitar at the age of 13 and has been developing his style, technique and vocabulary ever since. He has recorded exstensively with saxophonist Paul Dunmall.

Lawrence Casserley has a history of creative collaborations with a huge variety of musicians, poets and visual artists. His Signal Processing Instrument draws the sounds of his colleagues into new sonic landscapes. Casserley has worked with a wide variety of musicians including duos with Philipp Wachsmann, Evan Parker, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg.

Adrian Northover can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, including the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as doing solo saxophone performances, performing to films with Trip-tik, and in various combinations at The Horse Improv Club.

Neil Metcalfe is a highly regarded and experienced flautist in the field of improvised music.He has collaborated with John Rangecroft and Marcio Mattos over a period extending more than twenty years.

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