A concert of free improvisation featuring trio, duo and quintet sets:
Loz Speyer (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Thodoris Ziarkas (double bass)
Andrew Lisle (drums)
Sue Lynch (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute)
Adam Bohman (prepared strings, amplified objects)
Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | entry £5
Loz Speyer (trumpet, flugelhorn) improvises in small groups (like this trio) and large (LIO) and his own bands, which he also composes for (Cuban-jazz six-piece Time Zone and free jazz quintet Inner Space). During lockdown, he brought together a pool of musicians and artists for a series of art-music collaborations online, under the name Spherical Improv. This Trio appearance celebrates the imminent release of recordings he made a decade ago with bassist Olly Blanchflower and the late, great Tony Marsh – “Open Territory”.
Growing up with the sounds of Greek folk music primarily playing regional instruments such as the Lyra and tsambouna, Thodoris Ziarkas evolved through different trajectories to discover the double bass. Based in London since 2009 he is the co-founder of the group Valia Calda, presenting solo work [Reconstruction] as well as leading Thodoris Ziarkas’s USCITA
Projects include:Stamou/Chytiris/Ziarkas trio | AMAN | Udopia Trio | London Improvisers Orchestra | Bonnendis | COT | Electric Litany
Andrew Lisle is a drummer working in the field of jazz and improvised music. He strives to create music within the avant-garde, pushing the limits of what is possible on the drums (technically and musically) while drawing influence from the jazz tradition.
Sue Lynch & Adam Bohman Duo
Sue Lynch currently runs The Horse Improvised Music Club with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. She has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prévost, Anna Homler, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and John Edwards. She performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern. In 2016 she formed ‘Paradise Yard’, an electro acoustic 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, and Guess Who Festival- Utrecht, with The Scorpios (a psychedelic Sudanese band), and 2019, solo saxophone at Le Pied Nu Festival, France.
Adam Bohman is a major figure, improviser and innovator on the London Improvised music scene. His group The Bohman Brothers (with Jonathon Bohman) have performed at many international festivals. Notable perfomances include: Rattling Cages with Ilhan Volkov at the Proms, Royal Albert Hall 17th August. A Twelve Hour Concert part of Erase and Reset Festival, Sophlensoele, Berlin. With Christian Marclay at Tate Modern, Schwitters in Britain ‘Late at the Tate’ performing the Schwitters composition ‘Anna Blume’ in a duo with Steve Beresford. The Full of Noises Festival in Barrow in Furness commissioned a new performance from him in 2013. Helen Petts commissioned Adam to compose original music for her Kurt Schwitters related film Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing.