MOPOMOSO Live Concert Series
MOPOMOSO stands for MOdernismPOstMOdernism SO what? and is a name coined in 1991 for the promotion and understanding of freely improvised music in all its manifestations and as a contrast to the then prevailing critical trends. A major part of our work has been promoting live concerts in what has become the longest running unbroken series dedicated to free improvisation in the UK. Our next concert is listed below.
Sunday 19 May
A programme highlighting the contrasts between acoustic and electronic music
KOOK – Jorn Erik Ahlsen (guitar / live electronics), Stian Larsen (guitar / live electronics) duo
Young Norwegian guitar duo playing animated ambient music with its heart rooted in free improvisation. We are very pleased to host the UK debut for this intriguing duo.
Diatribes – Cyril Bondi (floor tom / objects), d’incise (laptop / objects) duo
Formed in 2004, and based in Geneva, Diatribes employ a range of objects, percussion and electronics to produce a dense sound, creating a tension between linearity and cuts combined with a developed acoustic sensibility, that layers textures and drones in an engaging soundscape. Mopomoso debut.
Phil Minton (voice) / John Russell (guitar) duo
The leading vocalist of his generation, Minton’s remarkable abilities are sought around the world in a wide range of contexts. This duo with guitarist Russell gives full rein to both their capabilities in a free flowing exchange of musical ideas. At times visceral, at others cerebral, the music allows the listener to ‘get up close’ to the music as it unfolds in real time. A truly captivating experience.
Two Figures in a Vortex – a short film by Helen Petts, featuring John and Phil and filmed at The Vortex in 2009
The first ever Mopomoso tour, produced by Sound and Music and taking in seven English cities, has been a resounding success. Hot off the press is this video of House Full of Floors, recorded by Helen Petts in Brighton. See our touring page or go to the Sound and Music website for the full list of musicians and venues.
Many thanks to Ralph Dunlop at Sound Network for providing the excellent DPA microphones for the tour.
Also go to our workshop page for details of Mopomoso workshops happening on the tour and our tie in with Rachel Musson's workshop, currently specifically for saxophonists.
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