Gravity Pleasures Improvised

IKLECTIK presents,

Gravity Pleasures Improvised

Tuesday 12 July 2022 | 8pm – 11pm

Tickets: £8.50 Advance / £10 General Admission

Immersive Radical Vocality meets London’s Finest Improvisers.

Franziska Baumann

Swiss vocalist, improviser and composer Franziska Baumann works a many art forms, including free improvisation, experimental new opera, sound-art and interdisciplinary audiovisual projects. In her solo projects she works at the intersection of voice, live electronic processing with gestural sensor interfaces and spatialised sound. Her music emerges outside specific genres and draws from the human voice’s archaic, experimental, and stylistically broad expressive possibilities.

John Edwards

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others. “I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz.” – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment.

Mark Sanders

Mark has had a career taking in many styles and genres, this history informs his now mainly free improvisation based work, but he also works in theatre, dance, contemporary classical and conceptual art situations. He has played with many renowned improvising musicians including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Okkyung Lee, Barry Guy, Jah Wobble, Charles Gayle, Peter Evans, Trevor Watts, William Parker, Nate Wooley, Ivo Perelman and Nicole Mitchell. He works with John Edwards in a duo and with groups including trios with Evan Parker, John Butcher, Elliott Sharp and many other groups visiting the UK and in Europe.