Mopomoso Live Concert Series
Run entirely by volunteers, Mopomoso has as its aims and objectives the promoting of the understanding and enjoyment of freely improvised music in all its forms. We do this in a number of ways and we also play host to the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to the music. Our next concerts are listed below. Do come and check the music out. Ideally free improvisation is a music to be enjoyed live. If you can’t make it there are plenty of videos from previous performances in our Past Concerts section. Just click on a date to bring them up. Have fun and thanks for dropping by.
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.