Mopomoso Live Concert Series

Run entirely by volunteers, Mopomoso plays host to the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to free improvisation. Our next concert is 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.

Sunday 19 July 2015

Neil Metcalfe (flute) / John Rangecroft (reeds) duo

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A long standing and well respected duo with a highly defined sense of pitch and melodic invention these two musicians are regular participants in the London Improvisers Orchestra.

 “There is a beauty to much of it ….. flute and clarinet lovingly intertwine to meld and go separate ways.” Stephen Leowy, Cadence

Dave Tucker (guitar) / Hannah Marshal (cello) / Steve Noble (drums) trio

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Three well known and much loved figures from the free improvisation scene put together by guitarist Tucker in an exciting new line up that promises to pack quite a punch.

“It was also clear that the resourceful guitarist Tucker was as likely to slip in bluesy chord patterns, bottleneck effects or gallumphing Munsters-rhythms as the abstract, Derek Bailey-like approach to melody he also favours.” –The Guardian

Trevor Watts (sax) / Veryan Weston (piano) duo

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An excellent duo from two of the finest players on the scene today. We are delighted they are playing a set for Mopomoso. Definitely don’t miss it!

Watts still brings to bear a freshness and resourcefullness entirely alien to the idioms of countless formulaic noise-makers. Beyond a wealth of melodic ideas he produces wonderfully engaging sounds on his horns and has complete control of timbre. Weston, too, is a supremely gifted improviser, who responds to motifs and offers new ones with a dazzling imagination. His long term association with Watts involves a shared love of exploring beauty and a mutual interest in making two instruments almost become one.” – John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)


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