The Dinner Party : Vladimir Miller ( piano), Pierpaulo Martino ( double bass), Adrian Northover ( saxophone)
with special guest Stefano Luigi Mangia (voice)
The Dinner Party is a collective free improvising trio comprised of Anglo-Russian pianist Vladimir Miller (Moscow Composers Orchestra), Italian double-bassist Pierpaolo Martino – a founding member of avant-jazz ensembles Mondegreen and Machine3 – and British saxophonist Adrian Northover known for The Remote Viewers and London Improvisers Orchestra. Unlike many improv ensembles the trio privileges a meditative and even ‘melodic’ approach to improvisation in which silence, unvoiced sounds and the specific grains of the instruments become of paramount importance. Virginia Woolf’s literary experimentalism, Russian and English folk heritages, Pasolini’s poetry and cinema represent some of the most fascinating resources which nourish a sonic space or a conversational “party” constantly rethinking itself.
The trio has published two albums with FMR Recordings. The quartet with Stefano Luigi Mangia is part of a special project – “Apulian jazz players to perform in Great Britain”– for international exchange of jazz musicians funded by the Italian government.
Frequency Disasters : Steve Beresford (piano/electronics), Valentina Magaletti (drums) and Pierpaulo Martino (double bass)
With special guest Dave Tucker (electric guitar)
Frequency Disasters are pianist, improviser and composer Steve Beresford, percussionist Valentina Magaletti and bass player Pierpaolo Martino. The trio offers a carnivalesque approach to improvisation, where high and low culture, drama and irony ‘speak’ to each other, constantly redefining themselves and where normative approaches to frequency and sound are necessarily escaped. Mixing free jazz, noise, avant-garde and library music, the trio creates an imaginary soundtrack to a narrative nourished by literary suggestions of authors such as P.G. Wodehouse, Jeanette Winterson and Italo Calvino. The trio has published his first album with Confront Recrdings in 2020.
Dave Tucker started performing in the Punk movement of the late 70’s in Manchester. His first recorded release was 1978 with Mellatron. In the early 80’s he was a member of The Fall touring as well as recording “Slates” and a John Peel sessions with the group. After this time he experimented with other music’s and recorded film music. After moving to London in the mid – 80’s he studied & performed with Phillip Wachsmann as well as playing with members of the London scene including Dudu Pukwana, Andy Sheppard, Nick Evans, Johnny Dyani & John Stevens as well as others. Was and still is a member of the Alan Tomlinson. He is a member of Pat Thomas’ group Scatter (Phil Minton, Roger Turner) with whom he has performed at the Uncool 99 festival in Switzerland as well as recorded radio sessions for the BBC. He currently Performs in a Trio with Louis Moholo & Francine Luce., a duo with John Butcher , leads his own Quartet “School of Velocity” featuring, Evan Parker, John Edwards & Steve Noble and plays Guitar and conducts with the London Improvisers Orchestra & Winkhaus with LA performance artist Anna Homler & Adrian Northover and also has performed tours in the Czech Rebublic with the “Earthieves” He also produces dance music & soundtracks.
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £8