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Mopomoso presents our end of year Christmas Party
Every year Mopomoso hosts a variety of musicians from across the free improvised music scene to come and play in a series of five to ten minute cameo sets. It is a wonderful way to catch up with old favourites and to check out new players in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. As well as the music there will be refreshments and a raffle. You too are welcome to bring some food to share.
Let’s celebrate another good year of making great music together.
Of course there will be some silly stuff as well!
Here’s Steve Beresford, Kay Grant, John Russell and Roger Turner playing toy laptops at our party in 2007
We have started using The Vortex hashtag #bringyourears alongside #mopomoso because basically that’s what it is all about. The South African piano player Chris McGregor was once asked what his favourite instrument was and he said, ‘The drum. The ear drum.’ Listening and playing improvised music is a shared experience. If we believe the mainstream sharing is something becoming increasingly rare in our seemingly fractured society. Come and share your ears and help keep music live, relevant and real.
And on the subject of mutual support thanks to everyone for your continuing support and in particular those who have used the donate button on this page (You know who you are!) Mopomoso currently get’s no other funding for our running costs let alone for musicians’ fees so all help is gratefully received.
Also 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 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 his very 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.o1571416149somop1571416149om@of1571416149ni1571416149