The Mopomoso team warmly invites some of John’s longer term collaborators – Maggie Nicols, Paul G. Smyth, Pascal Marzan and Dave Tucker – to perform at The Vortex in a Mopomoso concert especially for the London Jazz Festival, A Tribute to John Russell.
Our February episode, to be screened on the 21st at 2pm GMT, will obviously be devoted to celebrating the musical life and legacy of the late and great John Russell. We would like to invite tributes – for instance in music or in spoken form (including jokes) from any of you whose lives he touched. Contributions should be .mp4 format landscape and no longer than 2 minutes and should be sent to email@example.com by the 7th of February.
Hello mopomoso-aphiles! We are delighted to share with you the upcoming mopomoso holiday extravaganza season. Tune in throughout the holiday season for a free celebration of freely improvised music! Keep an eye on this page for all upcoming teasers, news and links to the events.
DECEMBER 20TH 2020, 2PM GMT: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Scheduled on the usual day for the treasured mopomoso Christmas event, we present a collection of memories from cherished performances over the many years we have all been together.
DECEMBER 24TH 2020 2PM GMT: HOLIDAY CONVERSATION (AND SOME MUSIC TOO!)
Join the Mopomoso TV team for some wandering thoughts, sounds and laughter ending with a beautiful film of the man who started it all – John Russell, captured by the wonderful Helen Petts.
DECEMBER 26TH 2020 2PM GMT: FREELY IMPROVISED POST FESTIVITY LISTENING
Possibly boxing days cheapest event, sit back and relax and listen to some wonderful contributions of the music we all love so much.
DECEMBER 31ST 2020 2PM GMT: GOODBYE 2020!
An incredible host of free improvising musicians coming to you from all around the globe, freely floating us into a future and a new year full of joy.
JANUARY 1ST 2021 2PM GMT: WELCOME 2021!
We couldn’t just leave you at the end of 2020, so we are back for one last holiday event – with thanks and love for the incredible community you have all created around this new Mopomoso adventure. We are honoured to have shared these passed 8 months with you all, and thank you for helping us make Mopomoso TV!
Don’t forget we are not going away any time soon, and the usual monthly episodes will all be kicking off again on January 17th (2021!) same time (2pm GMT) same place!
Come and join us in the chatroom for Episode 5 of Mopomoso TV. A celebration of free improvisation from a stunning international cast. Spread the word and tell your friends!
Matthew Hutchinson first part of Foil Play. Grot no Jut Javier Carmona (drums) Marco Serrato (bass) Antonio Luis Guillén (guitar). Viv Corringham solo voice. Emil Gordoa vibraphone solo. Lars Bröndum / Per Gardin sax electronics. Toshimaru Nakamura / suzueri duo 5 minsToshimaru Nakamura(no-input mixing board) and suzueri (prepared piano and handmade devices) duo session at Ftarri, Tokyo on 19th July. In-these-times IV from the RSH improvisation class (Düsseldorf/Germany) featuring Ekaterina Zhurasvskaya – voice, Yi-Yin Chien – flute, Bo Kyung Kim – clarinet, Yi-Chuan Yang – trumpet, Jia-Hua Feng – trombone, Matthias Balzac – violoncello, Jean Hommel and Dennis Pientak – double bass, Hubertus Dreyer – synths and mixing. Okkyung Lee cello solo filmed by Helen Petts. Thelmo Cristovam (saxophone). Olaf Rupp (guitar)-Rudi Mahal(bass clarinet)-Kasper Tom Christiansen(drums) trio. The moody alien kalimba solo Charlotte Hug A song for voice water and soap. Live at The Vortex Lol Coxhill (saxophone) / John Russell (guitar) / Ute Wassermann (voice) trio.
Episode 4 from Mopomoso TV premiere on YouTube. Another great programme from the world, and around the world, of free improvisation. Do join us in the chat room open at 2.00 pm UK time. We would love to see you!
Join us in the chat room for the next digital broadcast from Mopomoso TV when we go live at 2.00 pm UK time this Sunday August 16th. There is another cracking line up to enjoy while making new friends and meeting up with old ones. It’s a lot of fun…
In These Times (part one) Online improvisation with members of the improvisation course of Hubertus Dreyer (mixing and synthesiser) at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. Dennis Pientak (Double Bass) improvised based on my “Curtis revisited”, Yunfei Li added her voice, followed by Jean Hommel (double bass), Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (voice), Bo Kyung Kim (clarinet), Yi-Chuang Yang (trumpet) and Yue Ma (voice). The recordings took place between April 21 and 27 and in Germany, Russia, China, Taiwan and Korea. The full version of part one can be found under https://soundcloud.com/hdathome/impro…
Hexapod (in memory of Keith Tippett) Hard Edges – Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) Dave Amis (trombone) Ben Higham (tuba & flugelhorn) Chris Dowding writes:- ‘Based in Norwich, which I guess is the main thing. Individually, we’ve played with various musicians. I play in the quartet Rude 2.0 with trombonist Annie Whitehead, trombonist Dave Amis played in several of Keith Tippett’s groups, including Centipede, and Ben Higham worked with drummer John Stevens. Actually, the piece I’ve sent has Ben and I on flugelhorns, and Dave on trombone, as you’ll hear. Amongst other activity, Ben and I co-run a jazz night called Camouflage in Norwich, and I also play in Ben’s brass octet The Brass Monkeys, which has recently performed at Pizza Express several times’.
Improvisation Günter Christmann, John Russell, Elke Schipper trio (UK/Germany) Live set from London’s Arch 1 (re-edited for the programme)
We hope you managed to listen in to Mopomoso Digital today. This is a reminder that the next one will be on the third Sunday of the month, that’s the 19th July. If you would like to propose a contribution for that or future broadcasts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Please DON’T send any files until you have heard back from the mopomoso team otherwise someone’s laptop will explode! Remember it needs to be video and audio together, needs to be in landscape not portrait, no longer than 5 minutes but can be shorter. Preferably new and exciting but could also be an older piece of footage. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas.