Sunday of Improvised Music in London Gathers UK and American Musicians Together for the First Time

(PRWEB) March 14, 2006

ONGAKU:enjoy_sound at 6pm on Sunday March 26 will feature:

Phil Minton. For many Phil is the improvising vocalist, initially part of Mike Westbrooks 60s groups, where he played trumpet, from which developed so much of Britains creative music his experience and practice also take in a world of radical theatrical activity and performance. Two of his recent collaborations have been with laptopper poire_z and Berlin duo activity centre.

David Gross. Currently actively engaged in extending the range of the saxophone, he has been called “One of Boston’s steadfast explorers,” by the Boston Globe and is an improviser making his first visit to the UK where this will be his sole London performance. He is a key part of the burgeoning Boston improvising scene and has also an intriguing connection with jazz, having performed with the late, great Raphe Malik and Glenn Spearman as well as studied under the tutelage of Yusuf Lateef.

Benedict Drew. One of Londons newer generation of improvisers simultaneously active in performance and organisation – he produced last years LMC festival – sound and visual art. Cited by Rodhri Davies in a recent Wire article on The New London Silence as a musician to listen out for. Intrinsically organic, the finesse and touch with which Drew handles his laptop teeters …somewhere on the horizon between noise and silence.

The concert will take place at Londons Red Rose Club where each musician will perform solo. After a brief interval they will play together as a trio for the first time.


Ben Drew_David Gross_Phil Minton


When: Sunday 26 March, at 6pm

Where: Red Rose Club, 129 Seven Sisters Road – London – N7 7QG


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