Martin Hackett (Korg MS10)
Emil Karlsen (drums, percussion)
Phil Wachsmann (violin, electronics)
Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £5
Martin Hackett is a member of Oxford Improvisers and the Muzzix collective in Lille, France. He has been playing improvised music of one sort or another for as long as he can remember, for the past thirty years largely devoted to an obsessive exploration of the Korg MS10 synthesiser.
Emil Karlsen, originally from Norway, is a young drummer/improviser currently based in Leeds, UK. He is active on the UK jazz and improvised music scene establishing himself as a new, original voice. In 2019 he released his solo record “Flux” followed by a UK tour.
He is seen across the UK with various large and small ensembles ranging from being a solo performer to percussionist in the London Improvisers Orchestra. He’s currently active in groups with improvisers such as Philipp Wachsmann, Matthew Bourne, Phil Durrant, Ed Jones, Mark Hanslip and the London Improvisers Orchestra. Apart from being a busy performer, he also run the label noumenon – a label for improvised music with a Scandinavian presence
Phillip Wachsmann came to free improvisation from a predominantly classical background, particularly via the contemporary experiments of “indeterminacy, graphic and prose-based scores, conceptualism and electroacoustics, listening to Webern, Partch, Ives, Berio and Varèse, reading ‘Die Reihe’ and interrogating the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic preoccupations of Western art music. He has worked with most of the leading lights of European improvised music, and created a unique approach to violin music.
Dan Goren has been regularly performing improvised music on flugelhorn and trumpet since 2009 in the wake of studies in composition culminating in a PhD. Dan brings all he has to his performances of unplanned improvisation whether as a soloist or in groups, including his long-standing participation with Oxford Improvisers.
Dan will open concert with a solo performance.