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 https://matchlessrecordings.
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 http://www.japanimprov.com/
(Seymour Wright portrait) Crystabel Riley
(Ross Lambert portrait) selfie in a car mirror