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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Premiere of episode six from Mopomoso TV featuring improvised music from around the world. Come and join us in the chat room
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!
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…
Live premiere next Sunday July 19th at 2.00pm. Edition Two. Book the date and join us all in the chat room. And tell your friends!
Our new monthly webcast featuring free improvisation in all its many forms.
Christophe Charles Table top guitar (Japan) An edition special. http://home.att.ne.jp/grape/charles/
Charlotte Keeffe solo and quartet (UK) With Shirley Smart (cello) Lauren Kinsella (voice) Emil Karlsen (percussion) https://www.charlottekeeffe.com
The Iron by Vrank (Germany)
‘Il Barone Rampante’ Karel Doing (film) and Paul Morris (The Gizmo) (UK) https://kareldoing.net
Oxford Improvisers Orchestra (UK) Made especially for this edition) http://oxfordimprovisers.com
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 email@example.com 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.
Ta-ta for now.
The Mopomoso Digital team.
First edition of Mopomoso Digital (live premiere 2pm BST Sunday 28th June) featuring:
- Jörg Hufschmidt / ddavid / John Russell trio (Zoom hosted by https://ateliergrammophon.wordpress.com (made for this edition))
- Sylvia Hallett solo with a track from her lockdown release ‘Tree Time’ https://sylviahallett.bandcamp.com/releases
- Catherine Sikora (sax) https://catherinesikora.bandcamp.com with a film by Eric Mingus (made for this edition)
- Ash Cooke solo guitar (made for this edition) http://www.chowmwng.co.uk/
- The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with international guests https://glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com (made for this edition)
- Sothiac with guest Paul Jolly with their new release ‘Superluna’ https://sothiac.bandcamp.com/album/superluna
- Ned Rothenberg / Paul G Smyth duo https://nedrothenberg.com https://paulgsmyth.bandcamp.com
Link camera by Yui Ting.
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We are currently looking at ways to #makeitrealinthedigitalworld and hope to have some form of digital stage up and running within a few weeks. In the meantime there are still the Youtube videos to enjoy.
Thank you all for your continued support and good wishes. Stay safe, stay strong and keep sane! #bringyourears #musichelps
Here’s the last set before lockdown.