The first of a series of Sunday concerts featuring drummer/percussionist Steve Noble in various collaborations.
Duo 1 : Steve Noble (percussion) & Ute Kanngiesser (‘cello)
Duo 2 : Steve Noble (percussion) & Tom Jackson (clarinet)
Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £8
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.
Tom Jackson is a clarinettist and saxophonist based in London. He is largely dedicated to the fields of contemporary classical music and free improvisation, and regularly performs with European improvisers and contemporary ensembles.