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.
Steve Beresford (piano) / Beibei Wang (percussion) duo
Two amazing musicians who share a love of diversity and with experiences in a broad range of musical genres from around the world. Steve and Beibei make their Mopomoso debut as a duo in a meeting that promises to be full of twists and turns and musical surprises as they work closely together on an unfolding and ever-changing musical tapestry.
Beibei plays ‘Okuma’
Steve plays Christian Marclay
SQ – Paul Pignon (single reeds, voice and electronics) / Thomas Bjelkeborn (electronics) duo
Making a welcome return visit are SQ. Paul Pignon has been playing and composing music of almost every kind for nearly 60 years and is a pioneer in Electro Acoustic Music, having co – founded the Radio Belgrade Electronic Music Studio in 1968 and, while working for EMS, was the instigator of the EMS Synthi 100. His first forays into free improvisation were in Oxford in 1962 and improvisation has remained a core part of his work. Thomas Bjelkeborn is a sound artist, electronic musician and acousmatic composer. He also curatres the PUSH festival and Club Lamour in Gävle and Stockholm. He has performed at many electroacoustic and electronic music festivals around the world.
SQ at Mopomoso last May
We gratefully ackowledge financial assistance from The Swedish Arts Council towards this appearance.
John Russell solo guitar
This performance marks a welcome return to playing after major heart surgery for guitarist Russell. The founder of Mopomoso and leader of his own Quaqua projects as well as a valued member in a number of leading improvisation groups both here and abroad he is a dedicated and passionate improviser. Despite being a soloist with a world class reputation this is a rare chance to hear him in that role in the UK. Welcome him back!
John with Evan Parker and John Edwards