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Sunday 18 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 August 2019

…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….

Sunday 17 February 2019

…He founded Mopomoso in 1991 and co-directs the Weekertoft label with Dublin based pianist Paul G Smyth. As well as being a member of a number of established groups he runs a developmental project Quaqua and this June will be visiting professor at The Musashino Art University in Tokyo, where he will lecture and run workshops on the subject of free improvisation….

Sunday Monday Tuesday 19 20 21 August 2018

Fête Quaqua 2018 19th – 20th – 21st August an annual gathering of free improvising musicians this year featuring Mark Browne (sax / percussion) Phil Durrant (mandolin / electronics) Max Eastley (self made instruments) Sylvia Hallett (violin / electronics) Matt Hutchinson (piano / electronics) Paul Jolly (sax / clarinet) Dominic Lash (bass) Martin Mayes (french horn) Phil Minton (voice) Rachel Musson (sax) Steve Noble (drums) John Russell (guitar)…

Sunday 20 Mon 21 Tues 22 August 2017

Fête Quaqua 2017 Three days of improvised music with 14 world class musicians. The Sunday concert is at 2.00 pm and the Monday and Tuesday concerts both start at 8.00 pm. A three day pass is £20 or £15 concessions and individual concerts are £8 or £6 concessions. Tickets purchases / reservations from The Vortex or from the door on the day. Every year the guitarist John Russell puts together a project involving a group of highly creative and indiv…

fete quaqua 2017 group pic

Sunday 16 July 2017

…n (piano) / John Russell (guitar) duo The remarkable and diverse talents of Tania Chen, here on a visit from the US, meet those of the redoubtable guitarist John Russell. Again a debut duo performance, Tania and John played together at The Vortex in Fete Quaqua 2010. The range of options open for the musicians is so large it is impossible to predict what the resulting music might be but, suffice to say, it will be nothing less than a fully engagin…

Sunday 21 May 2017

…otably in projects led by Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg and also in Russell’s Quaqua groups. They came together again last year to form this trio with Safatly for a well received debut at the Ars Musica festival in Brussels. Their music is one of delicacy and deep listening, fine detail and intimacy coupled with an honest intensity. ‘Good atmosphere. Good music played by good musicians. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!’ Geor…

Sunday 19 March 2017

…nd to us in particular for his frequent participation in Mopomoso and Fete Quaqua events. Next up is a solo set from another favourite, – curator of the Flim Flam, and surely the country’s most explosive saxophonist – Alan Wilkinson. Al tore the place up and got a standing ovation at a Mopomoso event just before Christmas, and, put quite simply, we couldn’t wait to have him back! As always, the final set features Mopomoso host John Russell. This m…

Sunday 21, Monday 22, Tuesday 23 August 2016

…, where personnel changed from concert to concert from a pool of musicians with different approaches, who shared a love of free improvisation this was a major influence on Derek Bailey’s Company groups. ‘Quaquaversality’ means to point in all directions and the name ‘Quaqua’ is Latin for ‘whithersoever’ which seems a suitable ‘catch all’ term for the adventures of free improvisation….

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Sunday 17 July 2016

…here a number of times now, both as a soloist and also as part of various Quaqua groups. A fine musician his playing is full of twists and turns and always has something unexpected in it. Jennifer is a composer , vocalist and multimedia artist of rare wit and talent whose work is performed, and who performs herself, around the world. This should be a far reaching roller coaster of a set, from darkly brooding depths to humorous interchanges. John…

Sunday 17 April 2016

…uch label. He has also appeared for Mopomoso as a member of John Russell’s Quaqua projects and with shamisen virtuoso Yumiko Tanaka. He is partnered here with Simon Scott, a sound ecologist and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge whose work explores the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds. Simon also plays the drums in Slowdive and has recently collaborated with artists James Blacksh…

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