Randall Hall is a leading interpreter of contemporary music for saxophone. Innova Recordings describes his music as “high-octane, supercharged sax” while The Wire says he plays with ‘utter confidence’, ‘fire and teeth’, and ‘unexpectedly tough beauty’. Gramophone declares, ‘Randall Hall knows saxophones – and probably his audience – better than any composer coming in from the outside’. His performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia feature his mastery of extended saxophone techniques and cutting edge electronics. In this performance Hall presents Quite saxophone, an introspective, acoustic improvisation project exploring sound and resonance, that can veer into ecstatic outbursts.
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Colin Webster – solo saxophone
London based saxophonist Colin Webster is quickly establishing himself on the European avant garde scene. Collaborating with some of the key figures in improvised and experimental music, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries.
Tom Ward – solo reeds
Tom Ward is a musician, composer and computer programmer from Yorkshire, currently based in London. His primary instrument is the saxophone, but in recent years he has also been involved in a variety of projects playing clarinets and flute. Tom leads the Madwort Saxophone Quartet, formed to play his compositions. Their recent debut album “Live at Hundred Years Gallery” on Efpi Records received a four-star review from John Fordham in the Guardian. Tom also explores his compositions with other ensembles, most recently Madwort’s Menagerie – a sextet comprising flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, cello and double-bass.
Doors 7:30 | music 8:00 | entry £5