Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £5
Terry Day began improvising on the drums in a duet with his brother Pat in 1955, and in 1960 formed an improvising trio of piano, bass & drums. Since the early 1960’s he has been a First Generation pioneer of Improvisation, Free Jazz & experimental music, having collaborated with many improvising musical luminaries, groups, dancers, painters, poets and artists from around the world. For this October afternoon session Terry Day returns to Hundred Years Gallery with a very special group of collaborators.
Steve Beresford (electronics/piano) Internationally renowned as a free improviser Steve plays with and conducts the London Improvisers Orchestra and has worked with hundreds of improvising musicians, including Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn. He also works with visual artists. being a regualr collaborator with Christian Marclay and has recently toured John Cage’s ‘Indeterminacy’ with comedian Stewart Lee and pianist Tania Chen.
Awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists in 2012, Steve’s music and his teachings have inspired the musical community in the UK for over a decade.
Mark Browne has explored the possibilities of the saxophone for 30 years and has played with Alpha Males, The Unseemly Trio and is currently a member of the trio Crush!!! (with Sonic Pleasure and Ian MacGowan). Latterly incorporating percussion (gongs and cymbals) into his performance, Mark’s sense of bathos has been noted encompassing both the virtuosic and the inept. The sonic territory he maps touches the “spikiness of European free improvisation and the soul of free jazz with the jarring jump cuts of musique concrete and the textures of contemporary electronic music”.
Alison Blunt‘s fascination with sound, motion and space has led her into international projects exploring boundaries between art forms and new music. She has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the USA and is a member of several large and small projects including ‘music terrorist’ string trio Barrel, Berlin-based HANAM Quintet, Austrian/British Barcode Quartet, Pierette Ensemble and London and Berlin Improvisers Orchestras. Blunt has worked with a diverse array of artists and ensembles including Apartment House, Apocryphal Theatre Company, Renee Baker, Julia Barclay-Morton, Viv Corringham, Guy Dartnell, John Edwards, Vinny Golia, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Cat Hope, Birthe Jorgensen, Tony Marsh, Hannah Marshall, Neil Metcalfe, Gianni Mimmo, Gino Robair, John Russell, Evan Parker, Mark Sanders and Michael Zerang. Her activities include commissions for radio, film, theatre, dance and visual arts productions and performing, composing, arranging and recording all kinds of music. Alison refuses to be pigeonholed.
”Alison Blunt’s playing is unique. Eerie, gut-ripping rattles and chokes from hell are interrupted by ringing notes of heavenly hope. I have never heard anything like it…” Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express