Wednesday 9 May doors 8pm – music 8.30pm | £8 GA / £6 Concessions
Two sets of improvised music.
Pierpaolo Martino – double bass
Vladimir Miller – piano
Adrian Northover – saxophone
Sue Lynch-tenor sax/clarinet/flute
MARTINO | MILLER | NORTHOVER
Pierpaolo Martino is a Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Bari. His fields of enquiry include cultural studies, modernist and contemporary literature, and the relationship between literature and music. He has published more than fifty literary, musical and cinematographic studies on authors such as Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Colin MacInnes, Alan Sillitoe, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Salman Rushdie, Kamau Brathwaite, Hanif Kureishi, Hari Kunzru , Derek Jarman, Morrissey, Nick Cave, Smiths and Radiohead. He is the author of four monographs: Virginia Woolf: the music of the lighthouse. Page and Improvisation (2003), Down in Albion. Studies on English pop culture (2007) Mark the Music. The Language of Music in English Literature from Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie (2012), The Philosophy of David Bowie. Wilde, Kemp and Music as Theatre (2016) and editor of Exodus. Studies on Anglo-Caribbean Literature (2009) and Words and Music, Studies on the relationship between literature and music in the English-speaking world (2015). As a musician he began to study bass guitar at the age of 15 to undertake the double bass at the N. Piccinni Conservatory in Bari in 1993. He attended several seminars on improvisation both in Italy and abroad and studied with the French bass player Joelle Leandre and American bassist Mark Dresser. He has played with internationally renowned musicians such as Sabir Mateen, Marc Ducret, Steve Potts, Mark Dresser, Vinny Golia, Gunter Baby Sommer, Steve Beresford, Lawrence Casserley and Eugenio Colombo.
Solo bass performance
Double Bass Tribute to David Bowie Facebook Event Page
Adrian Northover – saxophones, Played and recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, The Custodians, Sabu Toyozumi, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and JJ Duerinckx ,duo CDs with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. Current projects include Hard Evidence with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, Vladimir Miller’s Notes from Underground, Hogcallin – a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus, and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea. This year (2017) has also seen collaborations with Neil Metcalfe (flute), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), and Marcello Magliocchi (drums) and Daniel Thompson (guitar). Adrian is also involved with Indian music (Jazz Thali ) and works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino).”
Vladimir Miller studied music at Trent Park University from 1981-4, during which time he experimented with contemporary theatre and performance arts projects and regularly performed the works of such composers as Kurt Weil. In 1992 Vladimir travelled to Eastern Europe to explore new musical possibilities. He instantly formed new musical associations with musicians and performance artists that have continued to endure. His collaborations with installation art group ‘Blah’ and musicians such as Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Ken Hyder (drums), Vladimir Rizitsky (reeds), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), Vladislav Makarov (cello) and Alexander Alexandov (bassoon) have led him to festivals in Siberia (Novosibirsk and Irkutsk), Arkhangelsk, Nijzni Novogorod and Ekaterinbourg in Russia, Odessa and Kiev in the Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia. Vladimir is presently touring with his own quartet Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground www.vladmillernfu.worpress.com. His frequent visits to Moscow and consequent close interaction with music producer Nikolai Dmitriev helped cement the forming of the Moscow Composers Orchestra (MCO), which he now directs. Since the debut CD ‘Kings and Cabbages’ released by Leo Records in March 1993 the MCO has experienced successful concert tours of Germany, Italy, Switzerland and others, including individual performances at ‘Tampere Jazz Happening’ in Finland, Koln Musik Triennale in Germany, Bolzano Jazz Festival in Italy, Vienna Russian Festival in Austria, Mimi Jazz Festival in France and as part of ‘Unsung Music’ at London’s South Bank. This last concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 .MCO have released seven CDs to critical acclaim. Scott Yanow, in Jazziz, wrote “shocking at first, but, as one becomes accustomed to the long tones and motional intensity, the music becomes magically coherent and logical.” In BBC Music Magazine Ian Carr described the MCO as “a highly successful venture in the improvised music area.”
LYNCH | FRYDRYK | EDWARDS | FOWLER
Sue Lynch – tenor sax/clarinet/flute.
Sue Lynch currently co-runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’, and recently curated the Iklectik Horse Festival. She is a member of The Custodians of The Realm, with Adam Bohman and Adrian Northover. She also performs with Eddie Prevost, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Sharon Gal, Crystabel Riley and Daniel Thompson. She has recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern and currently tours Europe with the Psychedelic Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. In 2016 she formed, ‘Paradise Yard’-an electro accoustic ensemble, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In April 2018, she will be collaborating with Hildegard Kleeb, as part of the 3Klange Tag Festival in Switzerland.
Dawid Frydryk – Polish trumpet, flugelhorn player, composer.
Frydryk studied at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw where he studied trumpet under Piotr Wojtasik. In 2011/2012 he was artistic director of the project called Art of Improvisation in Poland and worked with Gabriel Ferrandini and Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and with musicians from Umlaut Records such as Joel Grip or Pierre Borel. He is currently based in London and has played with the likes of Louis Moholo, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Steve Noble, Terry Day, Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover, Guillaume Viltard, Dave Fowler, The London Improvisers Orchestra among others. He is also a member of Psychedelic Sudanese band, The Scorpios and works as a session musician.
John Edwards – double bass.
Edwards has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations. A phenomenal double bass player, who works internationally, known for his work with Evan Parker, John Butcher and Paul Lovens. He also performs regularly with Marshall Allen (SunRa), Roscoe Mitchell and Joe McPhee. Dave Fowler-drums. Fowler has performed with cult band ‘Gruntle’ with Caroline Kraabel, John Edwards and Adrian Northover. He has performed in ensembles with Maggie Nicols, Jim Dvorak, Elton Dean, Neil Metcalf, Phil Durrant and ‘Gong’ violinists Graham Clark. Currently performs with ‘Glowering Figs’ Ivor Kallin and Jerry Wigens and The London Improvisers Orchestra. Is a member of ‘Did We Dream It’, improvising ensemble, with Julia Doyle, Ruth Marshall and Nony Ardill.
Dave Fowler – drums.