here.here | Social Virtuosity | Eddie Prevost & The London Improvisation Workshop

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Wed 26th April 2023 | Doors: 7:00pm | Start: 7.30pm

Live from London IKLECTIK
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With Eddie Prevost (percussion) and from the Workshop group: Ross Lambert (guitar), Nathan Moore (guitar), Chris Hill (clarinet, objects), Crystal Ma (objects), Mirei Ya (trumpet, voice), Regan Bowering (percussion, objects), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), David Grundy (melodica, electronics), Tom Mills (theremin), Jamie Coleman (trumpet), Ed Shipsey (voice, objects), Jordan Muscatello (double bass), Tony Hardie-Bick (electronics).


A series of rolling or designated duos and trios.
with Eddie Prévost (percussion), Nathan Moore (guitar), Crystal Ma (objects) Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), David Grundy (melodica), Tom Mills (theremin), Jamie Coleman (trumpet)

A solo by Eddie Prévost (percussion) gradually joined by others.
Ross Lambert (guitar), Chris Hill (clarinet, objects), Mirei Ya (trumpet, voice), Regan Bowering (percussion, objects), Ed Shipsey (voice, objects), Jordan Muscatello (double bass), Tony Hardie-Bick (electronics).

A BRIGHT NOWHERE – Journeying into Improvisation / extract (Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz, 2023 / current)
A special sneak preview of a feature-length film of a remarkable series of improvised music concerts at London’s Cafe OTO (July 2022) marking Eddie Prevost’s 80th anniversary. Featuring an impressive rollcall of 30 improvising musicians, newly filmed interviews, and the final public performance of seminal British improvising group AMM. “The phrase a ‘bright nowhere’ was gratefully borrowed from Seamus Heaney. It illuminates the positive optimism of our musical endeavour, while retaining an awareness of the fragility of our project… It also proves that there are important ways to develop cultural life other than the highly commodified complex that our ‘political masters’ would prefer. ” Eddie Prevost.

Followed by a discussion led by Nathan Moore and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

Compositional and improvisation freedoms, recurring themes in our series, tend to prioritise instrumental virtuosity over the socio-politico-environmental dynamics at play between all involved in a musical situation: composer, players, listeners, curators, tech team, funders. Social virtuosity, a term coined by legendary vocalist, guest of our 2nd concert and founder of FIG (Feminist Improvising Group) Maggie Nicols – to denote the capacity for effective interpersonal interaction through music making – is what we are focusing on for this 5th here.here season curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

For this last concert, Eddie Prevost will be joined by some members of his seminal London Improvisation Workshop running since 1999 (every Friday, 8 to 10pm, in the basement of the Borough Welsh Chapel in Southwark, open to all). The 13 improvisers, some longstanding, represent a small cross-section of the 600 plus cohort who have attended so far. The workshop is a small musical commons built around a weekly practice of personal agency and collective interdependence in and through sound.

“The workshop suggests that rather than seeking models of musical expression that are derived from elsewhere, each musician is better served by examining the materials at their disposal (their instrumentation – no matter what form it takes), and their responses to the results of searching for sounds, together with the overall effects upon the general (ie the ensemble) situation they are in.”… Eddie Prevost in ‘Letters to Mirei 2022) a printed conversation with Mirei Yazawa (artist, musician and workshop attendee since 2009.

here.here social virtuosity with Eddie Prevost & the Workshop group Press Release

This is the 14th iteration of the here.here concerts series after Social Virtuosity with Maggie Nicols & Maureen Wolloshin (March 2023), Social Virtuosity with Eva-Maria Houben (Feb 2023), Concept ventriloquy | Cage, Ellis, Oliveros, Reage (May 2022),  Space ventriloquy |  Mike McEvoy, Plangency, Sea of Cables (March 2022), Seamus Cater &Alexander J. Ellis (February 2022), Parkinson Saunders (May 2021), Voice & Electronics with Sadd, Moore, Waeckerlé and Ziv (April 2021), Greg Caffrey (IE, March 2021), Marie Cécile Reber (CH, Feb 2020), Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019).

here.here concert series
A collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, led by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Harry Whalley, around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text / music  / film / performances. The project is supported by UCA research fund.

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