LC75 – Collaborations : Grant / Mattos – Parker / Russell – 23 October 4pm – £8/6

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LC75 – Collaborations

Doors 4pm – Starts 4.30pm – £8/6

A concert series to celebrate Lawrence Casserley’s 75th Birthday

Celebrating a few of the many collaborations with which I have had the privelege to be involved over the years.
Presenting some old and some new trios, and some other relationships.
There are so many other good friends and colleagues who might have been included, but there was not room for everyone.
There will be other opportunites…..


Lawrence Casserley has been making music with live electronic processing for nearly fifty years! Since the 1990s he has built a reputation for his instrumental approach to live electronic music processing in improvised music, which is documented on a formidable series of recordings with Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Rutherford, Simon Desorgher, Adam Linson, Rainer and Martin Bürck, Jeffrey Morgan, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Gianni Mimmo, Martin Mayes, Philipp Wachsmann and many others. The core of Lawrence’s music making is collaboration, and this special series of concerts represents just a few of the many collaborations he has developed over the years. Some of these relationships are long established, some are new combinations; all reflect the variety and depth of his music making. This concert series also celebrates a spate of new CDs released during 2016.

CONCERT 3 – Two Trios 2

Trio with Kay Grant and Marcio Mattos (trio debut)

Kay Grant and Marcio Mattos are two musicians who share an affinity for free improvisation built on diverse stylistic foundations, origins in the Americas (New York and Rio de Janeiro respectively) and a long lasting relationship with London. Grant’s collaborators include Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Alex Ward, John Russell, Ntshuks Bonga, Martin Speake, Liam Noble, Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Alison Blunt, Hannah Marshall and Sarah Gail Brand. Mattos has worked with Evan Parker, Derek Bailey’s Company, Marilyn Crispell, Dewey Redman, Georg Graewe, Chris Burn, John Butcher, Phil Minton, Martin Blume, Eddie Prévost and many more. Together they create a finely nuanced sound, full of dynamic changes and flowing ideas.

I have known them both for a long time – in Marcio’s case a very long time (he was a student on my evening class in Electronic Music at London’s Cockpit Arts Centre in the early 70s) – but this will be the first time we have worked together as a trio.

Trio with Evan Parker and John Russell

Evan Parker and John Russell need no introduction to London audiences. They are two of the longstanding pillars of free improvisation. Each, in his own way, has made an incalculable contribution to the music and its development. My work with Evan has been documented on the CD “Solar Wind”, the trio with Barry Guy on the CD “Dividuality” and my work with the Evan Parker Electro-acoustic Ensemble on several CDs. I have not yet recorded with John, but the experience of our trio at Colourscape in Turku, Finland on 2011 left a lasting impression on me. I am delighted that we are able to return to this trio on this occasion.