Live Music – The Crystal Spring – Saturday 8th December

November 30, 2018

Tickets £10 online £12 on the door.

Doors open at 7.30pm – Concert from 8pm

 

A part of the International Arts Exhibition programme.

The Crystal Spring is a UK-based improvising duo who use British folksongs as the starting point for improvisation.  The Crystal Spring was inspired by the aesthetic of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson who pioneered this work with Swedish folksongs in the mid-1960s.  in so far as the music is improvised around a song it could be called jazz, but the harmonic language is much simpler.  In performance The Crystal Spring introduces each song with a description of the narrative found in the text together with a look at song’s origins.

 The duo is led by Hywel Davies, composer, improviser and sound artist.  The other half of The Crystal Spring is New Zealand-born double bass player Luke Belcher.  Both players are accomplished improvisers and regulars on the South-West jazz scene. 

Hywel’s works have been heard at Cheltenham, Lichfield and Spitalfields Festivals, as well as King’s Place in London; his installed works have been hosted by the National Truist (Mottisfont), b-side multimedia festival, the National Esiteddfod of Wales, New Greenham Arts and Tate Gallery Liverpool.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01823 337477

Venue Website:

Address:
CICCIC, Memorial Hall,, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

Description:

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, is conveniently located in Taunton Town Cente with a multi-storey car park just metres away and another single storey car park just 2 minutes away. Marks & Spencer’s car park is next door to us but can get busy. We have our own cafe bar and sell refreshments to help support fund raising for our Community Interest Company.

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