Music : Ross Lambert & Seymour Wright. Saturday 23rd September 19:30

Ross Lambert : guitar / Seymour Wright : saxophone

doors 7.30 | music 8pm | £8 cash only

Seymour Wright is a saxophonist. His work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential. Seymour’s solo music is documented on three widely-acclaimed collections – Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017). And a newly published fourth collection – RITES (2023). Current projects include: @xcrswx with Crystabel Riley; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; XT with Paul Abbott; The X-Ray Hex Tet, The Creaking Breeze Ensemble; a trans-atlantic duet with Andy Guthrie, and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg’s Atlas Mnemosyne.

Ross Lambert is a guitarist and ‘magnetic and vibrating sources’ player. He says, “I am Irish, originally from rural Co Tyrone, but I’m also from industrial Sheffield and from London and I play electric and acoustic guitar. My investigative and analogical dialogue with the guitar as a sound source has accompanied most of my life. I don’t abandon conventional techniques, but augment or replace them as necessary with anything that might “supply the answers to the questions” (to misquote Derek Bailey’s memorable phrase).” Recent work has included part of the 4 x CD ‘Bright Nowhere’ series and a new quartet CD – ‘Chord’ with Eddie Prevost, James O’Sullivan, NO Moore Not so recent work includes

Seymour and Ross first met at Eddie Prevost’s Friday improvisation workshop in late 1999 and their subsequent joint projects started in Japan, playing with Tetuzi Akiyama, Ami Yoshida and Utah Kawasaki in 2002, and recording as a duo the following year. Their independent music promotion group ‘Ongaku:Enjoy Sound’ (originally with Nat Catchpole and Sebastian Lexer) was active for five years to 2007, and their fortnightly Resonance Radio show ‘Coin on the Track’ with Michael Rodgers coincided with the last two years of it. Their touring trio ‘The World Book’, with composer John Lely on Powerpoint culminated in a Freedom of the City performance supporting AMM/ MEV, at Conway Hall in 2004. Their trio SUM with Eddie Prevost had a monthly residency in Cafe Oto’s earliest days, recording there in 2009 and the following year playing Austria’s Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon festival. Their occasional trio with Paul Abbott played at Courtisane in Ghent in 2011

Photo Credits:
(Seymour Wright portrait) Crystabel Riley
(Ross Lambert portrait) selfie in a car mirror

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