cr-ow-tr-io (Cath Roberts, Otto Willberg, Tullis Rennie)
Elliot Galvin & Dee Byrne
Hannah Marshall solo
Album release set for ‘Hold Music’ (Luminous label) by cr-ow-tr-io: Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone), Otto Willberg (double bass) and Tullis Rennie (trombone). First meeting duo set from Elliot Galvin (keyboards) and Dee Byrne (alto saxophone/effects), plus a solo set from Hannah Marshall (‘cello).
Doors 7pm | music 8pm | entry £5 or more
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. deebyrnemusic.com
Pianist Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. elliotgalvin.com
One of the leading improvising string players in the UK, Hannah Marshall has been active on the free improv scene across Europe for many years. As well as experimenting with approaches to the cello through improvisation, she is a sound designer and co-creates theatre, dance and performance projects. hannahmarshall.net
Tullis Rennie is a composer, improvising trombonist, electronic musician and field recordist. His work has been presented at concerts and festivals across 20 countries, alongside UK national broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. He is co-founder of Walls On Walls with visual artist Laurie Nouchka, and a member of the Insectotròpics audio-visual collective, based in Barcelona. He curates the multi.modal label with Claudia Molitor. tullisrennie.com
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. cathrobots.co.uk
Otto Willberg currently performs with the funk/junk/punk band Historically Fucked, Alex Ward’s large groups, Andreae/Birchall/Willberg and leads the naive groove group Early Nite. He has recently toured with Cath Roberts, Nate Wooley and Mark Hanslip. ottowillberg.com
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.