This Saturday 27th May, Oxford Improvisers invite Vid Drašler, Tom Jackson and Daniel Thompson. There will be some improvisations with the host group too, and I will be playing piano and maybe organ.
St Columba’s United Reformed Church,
Oxford OX1 4EH
Tickets £8 / £6 on the door
7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Vid Drašler, Tom Jackson and Daniel Thompson met for the first time in the spring of 2016 as part of the CRAM Records residency at FriForma in Ljubljana, Slovenia. During the residency the trio had the fortune to play and record as a trio in Vrhnika, Slovenia and immediately vowed to collaborate again.
For our first event of the year we are excited to present a special performance by Philipp Wachsmann and Trevor Taylor. It will relate to a performance in the late 1970s called Three Draft Pistons (ref The Large Glass by Marcel Duchamp) using visuals, tape and live playing, adapted here to the smaller space and ‘now’. The evening will also feature performances by members of Oxford Improvisers (me included).
Philipp Wachsmann has worked with improvisation, the violin and electronics since 1970. He has performed with many of the leading figures in improvised music and recorded for labels including Bead, ECM and FMR.
Trevor Taylor started FMR records in 1987. It became a leading label for improvised music and now has over 500 releases. He has been promoting music for 40 years as well as being a practising musician with 50 years experience.
Thursday 17 November: riotriotriot – Oxford Improvisers at the Holywell Music Room. The Holywell is said to be Britain’s first concert hall, a room full of history (Haydn performed there, among other icons of classical music). Oxford Improvisers is delighted to showcase the very best contemporary improvised music and make the most of this wonderful venue and its fabulous acoustic. And I am thrilled to be included in the highlights of the programme, alongside the super duck-rabbit ensemble.
8pm – 10:30pm, at the Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, OX1 3SP. Tickets £9 & £7 on the door.