Music : LUME @ Hundred Years Gallery. Thursday 12th August 19:30

LUME continues its mini-series at Hundred Years Gallery with an evening of improvised music: a duo set from Cath Roberts & Benedict Taylor, a trio set from Dee Byrne / Olie Brice / Andrew Lisle and a duo set with Tom Ward & Charlotte Keeffe.

Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | £5 entry

Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her band Sloth Racket has toured widely and released several albums, and she collaborates with many other artists as an improviser, primarily on baritone saxophone.

Benedict Taylor is a British avant-garde violist, violinist and composer. He is a leading figure within the area of contemporary string performance, at the forefront of the British & European classical and new music world.

Tom Ward is a musician, composer and computer programmer from Yorkshire, currently based in London. His primary instrument remains the saxophone, but in recent years he has increasingly focused on bass clarinet and flutes.

Charlotte Keeffe’s unique approach and passion for jazz, experimental and freely improvised music sees her performing regularly as a soloist and as part of a variety of different ensembles, including her own quartet.

Dee Byrne is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation.

Olie Brice is an improvising double bassist from London. He leads two bands – a quintet that plays his original compositions and a freely improvising trio featuring Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders. He has also worked with musicians including Paul Dunmall, Tony Malaby, Steve Swell, Achim Kaufmann, Alex Ward and Ingrid Laubrock.

Andrew Lisle is a drummer working in the field of jazz and improvised music. He strives to create music within the avant-garde, pushing the limits of what is possible on the drums (technically and musically) while drawing influence from the jazz tradition.


Since 2013 musicians Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne have worked together on projects under the banner of LUME, always with a focus on new original/improvised music. Activities so far have included concert series, festivals, residencies and tours, and we also release music through our offshoot label Luminous. |

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