Núria Andorrà, percussionist and improviser, has a Bachelor’s in percussion from Esmuc, the diploma of Dka and a Master’s degree in contemporary music by the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.
She has performed improvised music with Agustí Fernández, Le Quan Nihn, Ingar Zach, Mats Gustafsson, Pablo Ledesma, Nate Wooley, Frances-Marie Uitti, Joe Morris, Fred Frih, Joëlle Léandre, Dominik Straycharski, Christine Bop, Ramon Prats, Susana Santos, Tom Chant, Johannes Nästesjö, Joachim Badenhorst, Yasmine Azaiez, Anne-liis Poll, Alessandra Rombolà. And with the dancers Manel Salas, Constanza Brncic, Iris Heitzinger, Julyen Hamilton and Paolo Cingolani.
She has also collaborated with contemporary music ensembles Icarus, Abstrai Ensemble, Barcelona 216, Kammart, Patschwork Ensemble. She has worked with Carles Santos, Hèctor Parra, Matmos on interdisciplinary projects, and is the artistic director of the MontMusic Festival and Improject Ensemble. She teaches improvisation at the ESMUC (Superior Music School of Barcelona).
Since a classical violin training and for more than 25 years Alison’s activities on and off-stage have involved composing, improvising and collaborating with diverse fellow humans.
Creating and performing new music throughout the UK, Europe and in Scandinavia, US, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand with various ensembles and projects – many of which she is co-founder, Alison also has a long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary performance, working with playwrights, poets, visual artists, dancers and theatre practitioners.
With around 30 albums released featuring her sound and several pieces aired on BBC radio and the international equivalents, Alison’s voice is also occasionally heard in interview.
Her involvement in community and education spheres both close to home and internationally is informed by a wide range of pedagogic approaches and philosophies and frequently integrates improvisation, world folk musics and movement. These engagements include giving conservatoire masterclasses and workshops; nursery and pre-school music sessions; education practitioner professional development training; festival events and family music programmes.
Hannah Marshall experiments with approaches to playing the ‘cello, mainly using improvisation, working with a range of groups and projects in the UK and Europe. She makes theatre with The Ding Foundation, which she co-runs with designer and maker Amelia Pimlott, and she collaborates with other artists in the fields of experimental music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual art and film, fulfilling roles like performer, sound designer, musician, composer, facilitator, devisor, puppeteer, and outside ears/eyes. She is an music/arts educator working with individuals or in community and group settings with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, abilities and spectrums. she has worked and played with Veryan Weston, Alison Blunt, Alex Ward, Rachel Musson, Luc Ex, Roger Turner, Julie Kjaer, Tim Hodgkinson, John Butcher, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Buck, Trevor Watts, Simon Roth, Kay Grant, Mandy Drummond, Ntshuks Bonga, Orphy Robinson, Sylvia Hallett, Shabaka Hutchins, Suichi Chino, Atsuko Kamura, Alex Hawkins, Ansuman Biswas, Sarah Gail Brand, Maggie Nicols & Christian Marclay. She have created scores and soundtracks for various performance ensembles including the People Show, Anton Mirto, Improbable Theatre, 20 Stories High, Arlette George, A2, The Young Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Norwich Puppet theatre, The Little Angel Theatre, Wild Theatre & Mayuri Boonham.
Sue Lynch currently runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. Has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel ,Sharon Gal and John Edwards. Recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern. She is currently performing with the Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’-an electro accoustic ensemble, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018,she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage ,Guess Who Festival-Urecht, with The Scorpios and Pied Nu Festival Le Havre 2019.