This week we’re decamping to Hundred Years Gallery once more, for a special gig to celebrate our second birthday! We have assembled a nebulous ensemble of musicians – from the London jazz/improvised music scene and beyond – to take part in a series of improvised performances. Who plays in each set will be determined using our dice and hat method, inspired by the long-running Manchester night The Noise Upstairs.
…with others possibly to be announced! (Although we might leave it there because we want everyone to play…)
Live At LUME
The evening will also function as the launch of our ‘Live At LUME’ fundraiser compilation; an album of live performances recorded at LUME gigs, donated by a bunch of our favourite musicians. This is available as a download, plus we’ve also produced special CD editions with hand-printed sleeves. All proceeds go towards our running costs for the next year of LUME gigs. Grab your copy on here or at the gig!
Entry is, as usual, one Bank of England note of your choice. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. We’d love to see you there as we mark two years of LUME activity. Bring your friends!
Hundred Years Gallery is just around the corner from Hoxton station at 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD.
This week we welcome improvising vibraphone player, multi-instrumentalist and composer Corey Mwamba back to Long White Cloud for a special concert: the London premiere of his composition ‘New Dark Art’.
In 2014 Corey completed an MRes at the University of Keele, producing ‘New Dark Art’ as a part of this research project. His focus was on the improvisational, conducting and notational practices found in medieval music, and how these might inform the music of contemporary improvising musicians and composers. The idea wasn’t to create a musical fusion of jazz and medieval music, but rather to look how medieval approaches could be employed to create new music. You can read more about the project on Corey’s MRes website.
At this week’s gig, music from ‘New Dark Art’ will be performed by an improvising Eb sax quartet and by Corey on solo vibraphone. The sax quartet met once last year to try out the music with Corey in a rehearsal, and performed it for the first time in Derby on 7th May this year. Join us for a fascinating evening of new music!
An evening of improvised music featuring musicians from London, Manchester and Macclesfield!
A brand-new trio project for 2015, featuring a unique instrumentation that provides a fascinating palette of sounds for improvisation. Two saxophones are joined by no-input mixer…the first appearance of this instrument at LUME so far!
No-input mixer involves wiring the outputs of a standard mixing desk into the inputs to create feedback loops that act as signal generators. This can then be manipulated using the mixing desk’s various functions, producing a wide variety of electronic sounds and textures when in skilled hands. Combined with the extended saxophone techniques of Andreae and Ward, the trio creates a unique aesthetic that explores the outer limits of improvisation and noise music.
Sam Andreae tenor saxophone Richard Knight no-input mixer Tom Ward alto saxophone
Pete Ibbetson/Rory Simmons
Debut performance of this duo, made up of two musicians often seen in other contexts on the creative music scene. Rory Simmons’ bands Fringe Magnetic, Monocled Man and Eyes Of A Blue Dog have all released critically acclaimed albums, while Ibbetson has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz on 3’ with his own band The Twelveheads.
In addition to drums and trumpet, an emphasis on electronic soundscapes will be prevalent through the use of analogue synths and sound processing. The duo take inspiration from free jazz, improv, rock, electro-acoustic music and electronica, citing bands such as Chicago Underground, Science Friction and Bloodcount as big influences.
One of our most important goals when setting up LUME was to create a space for new projects. This week, we’re taking advantage of that space and collaborating (musically) for the first time…
Word Of Moth
The first outing of a brand new project co-led by Dee Byrne (Entropi) and Cath Roberts (Quadraceratops, Ripsaw Catfish). Word Of Moth will explore new compositions by Dee and Cath, plus group improvisation. The two saxes will be joined by an exciting rhythm section of Seth Bennett (Nut Club, Metamorphic) on bass and Tom Greenhalgh (Snack Family, Metamorphic) on drums.
Dee Byrne alto sax, compositions Cath Roberts baritone sax, compositions Seth Bennett bass Tom Greenhalgh drums
As usual it’s doors 8pm, music at 8.30pm. £5 entry. See you there!
As we tie up the last loose ends of our Spring programme at Long White Cloud, one thing we *can* tell you is that ‘LUME Presents…’ is back for a second season at the Vortex Jazz Club! Gigs kick off on Sunday 8th February, and we hope you agree the lineup looks pretty tasty…
Tickets will be on sale from the Vortex website very soon.
Quick post to show you our new artwork for the 2014/15 year of gigs at Long White Cloud! Our friend the awesome artist Peter Beatty has give us a rare insight into the angler fish working in its studio…here’s the first poster, for September/October: