Run entirely by volunteers, Mopomoso plays host to the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to free improvisation. Our next concerts are listed below. Do come and check the music out. Ideally free improvisation is a music to be enjoyed live. If you can’t make it there are plenty of videos from previous performances in our Past Concerts section. Just click on a date to bring them up. Have fun and thanks for dropping by.
The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ Phone: 020 7254 4097
Admission £8/£6 concs
Electric, acoustic, micro-tonal, plectrum, prepared, finger style, steel, nylon, hollow and solid body. Showcasing a number of approaches to the instrument Mopomoso starts the New Year with an all guitar special featuring Matthew Grigg, Mark Hewins, Ross Lambert, Pascal Marzan, John Russell, Dave Tucker, Alex Ward and Joshua Weitzel. ‘It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got a string!’
Welcome to our site. Do have fun finding out about past concerts but above all see what’s coming up and try to catch the music live. There won’t be any repeats!! We begin the year with seven guitarists so keep away if you don’t like guitars! If you do like guitars, and surely that is fourteen out of every ten people, then you are in for a real treat.
A brief word of heartfelt thanks to the volunteers at The Vortex and at Mopomoso who put in so much selfless time and effort to make things work and to get the music out there. A great job !
A sad farewell to Vortex founder and all round good guy David Mossman who died just before Christmas after a long battle with cancer. Someone who quite simply got the music, appreciating the need for innovation and real improvising regardless of genre, he respected both the music and the musicians. He will be sadly missed by many but his legacy lives on in so much good music.
A bit more Jazz in this short film by Oliver Weindling (some filmed at The Vortex) about a man who was a great supporter of Mopomoso over the years. Check out John Jack and a big thanks for a real support and understanding of the music. xx
Mopomoso tour CD #MakingRooms is the excellent first release for new label #weekertoft. Full details on the Noticeboard, or get your copy now from the Weekertoft website.
The Mopomoso 25th anniversary T-shirt is now sold out. Hopefully we will have more 'merch' soon.
Free Improvisation Workshops
Mopomoso free improvisation workshops every Thursday from 7.00 - 9.00 pm at Troy 22 Bar, 22 Hanway St, London W1T 1UQ (many thanks to Michael Giaquinto and manager Luiz for their help and encouragement for this project). Please arrive before 7.00 pm. All abilities welcome but must share an interest in free improvisation. Any questions please email at moc.o1547968704somop1547968704om@of1547968704ni1547968704