Lost in the Stars with The Multiverse Ensemble plus DJ.
Doors open 7.30. Tickets £9/8 cons (unwaged/under 18)
An evening of cosmic jazz, out of this world sounds and intergalactic funk featuring some great musicians from Taunton and the South West. The band is inspired by the music of the great big band leader Sun Ra, who’s music ranged through Doo Wop, funk, swing, wild electronics, bebop and free jazz. The band will play Sun Ra pieces, Disney tunes and more in an evening of rich and wild music making exploring a wide range of music and improvisation. Film projections and DJ’s will accompany the band.
Drummer Tony Orrell is an outstanding player, regularly playing with Andy Sheppard as well as Charles Hazlewood and Goldfrapp. Dom Lash is one of the country’s finest contemporary double bass players. “following in an illustrious lineage from Barry Guy through Simon Fell … breathtaking” John Sharpe, All About Jazz
The band also features Daniel Pogorzelski and Brian Pearson from Def Tone 17 and The Little Big Horns as well as Tom Francombe and Joe Porter from that funky brass band. Guitarist Mathew Grigg from Bristol is on guitar plus jazz pianist Mike Hurley from Night Train and Will Lang from The Big Noise. The band is led by local sax player Tim Hill.
Hullabaloo – a festival of improvisation and sound. November 15th – 22th
Hullabaloo is a celebration of sound, music making and improvisation. The festival explores improvisation, how we ‘make it up as we go along’, a key part of our creativity, in music, in art and in life and invites people to join in. The festival also celebrates some of the wide range of music making and performance we have in Somerset and the South West. Events range from family workshops, performances by internationally recognized musicians, instrument makers, beatboxers, jazz and rock bands, electronica, debates, films and talks. Hullabaloo will be wild, unpredictable, fun and provocative, exploring the mysteries and paradoxes of ways of making music and sound that combine simple playfulness with extra- ordinary skill.
Hullabaloo is based at the CIC CIC in Taunton with a few other events in the area.
There are many ways to get involved, in our family workshops, improvising orchestra or choir, in painting, filming, drawing or writing along with the music being made or participating in the Thursday evening event, Spontaneous Combustion, mixing performance, games and debate. You could record and film some of the performances and send them into so we can create pieces and collages out of the weekends sound and performance. There will be a big white board at the events to gather comments, ideas and photos and a virtual space to share stuff on too.
The festival builds on the monthly improvisation nights held at the CIC Centre Taunton, events like ‘Surrounded by Sound’, similar gatherings in Bristol and Dorset and a history of experimental and improvised music in the South West. For more information contact Tim Hill, email@example.com 01823490219
There are no upcoming dates for this event.