Sunday afternoon session of improvised music with
Steve Noble (percussion)
Ute Kanngiesser (cello)
Alex Paxton (trombone)
Yoni Silver (bass clarinet)
Doors 3.30 | music 4pm | £8 cash
Steve Noble is London’s leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O’Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more. In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90).
Ute Kanngiesser has played cello since early childhood, and for more than a decade, has only played unscripted, improvised music – solo and in collaboration with other musicians and composers in London and internationally. An important part of her work has developed in relationship to other art forms such as writing, dance, film, and site specific performance. More recently, she has begun to experiment with open form compositions, writing semi-graphic scores as a way of recording music, that can be retrieved later on and in new ways.
Alex Paton is an award-winning composer and improvising-trombonist based in the UK. His music is stylistically pluralist. Informed by his life as a jazz musician & improviser, Alex’s work draws upon an enormous range of classical and folk music traditions and heats them into his own uniquely explosive musical voice. Much of his work is interested in incorporating soloistic improvisation and is a celebration of expressive individual existence. He is artistic director, composer and trombonist of the ensemble DREAM MUSICS who have performed recorded his music with some of the Uk’s most exciting creative musicians for record labels including NMC, Birmingham record company, Non-classical and Delphian.
Yoni Silver is a London based multi-instrumentalist active in various fields of experimental music, composition, performance and improvisation. He has played and collaborated with the likes of Ana Maria Avram, Sharon Gal, Sophie Angel, Sarah Gail Brand,áAngharad Davies, Maya Dunietz, Karen Constance, Ute Kanngiesser, Catherine Lamb and Birgit Ulher; has participated in festivals such as Atonal, CTM, Colour Out of Space and Tectonics; and has appeared on labels such as Aural Terrains, Chocolate Monk, Creative Sources, and Confront Recordings.