Fête Quaqua 2019

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ     tel: 020 7254 4097 (Mon-Fri 12-6pm)

Sue Ferrar  violin , Benedict Taylor  viola , Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg  voice, Kay Grant  voice, Roland Ramanan  trumpet,

 Masaharu Shoji sax, Sue Lynch  sax, Alex Ward  clarinet/guitar, Steve Beresford  piano/electronics, Lee Boyd Allatson  drums

Ken Ikeda  electronics, Blanca Regina  electronics, Pascal Marzan  guitars, John Russell  guitars, Harry Gilonis poetry/words

Admission each concert  £8 / £6 concessions Three concert pass  £20/£15 concessions

Doors open Sunday 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm on Monday and Tuesday

‘The basic idea behind all my Quaqua projects is very simple. It is to put groups together that recognise existing creative relationships alongside introducing musicians to each other for the first time. Every year I make a mini festival ‘Fête Quaqua’ based on these principles. Over three days the participants work together in different combinations, every concert being different. Apart from choosing the participants, the various combinations and giving an indication as to how long each piece should last everything else is freely improvised. Uniquely free improvisation offers the opportunity for both musicians and audience to discover the music as it happens and for those who buy a three day pass a chance to experience the natural development that the event is designed to encourage’   John Russell

‘Quaqua’ Latin ‘whithersoever/whatever’… ‘Quaquaversal’ – pointing in all directions.