7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
St Columba's United Reformed Church
As Lawrence Casserley celebrates fifty years of making music with electron means, Oxford Improvisers welcomes this international quartet.
Lawrence Casserley has a history of creative collaborations with a huge variety of musicians, poets and visual artists. His Signal Processing Instrument draws the sounds of his colleagues into new sonic landscapes. While he has worked with each of these three musicians in a number of contexts, this quartet is another new venture.
Vocalist Viv Corringham creates concert music, installations, radio works and soundwalks. She has received two Composer Fellowships from McKnight Foundation, through American Composers Forum, and many other grants and awards. She has an MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London and is certified to teach Deep Listening by composer Pauline Oliveros. Her work has received international recognition and been presented in twenty two countries on five continents.
Audrey Lauro began playing jazz and then contemporary music following composition studies. She has spent the last decade developing her music on the experimental Belgian music scene. As an alto sax player focusing mostly on free improvised music she works deeply in the language of the instrument, from the phrase to sound event through all kinds of atoms and particles.
When Yoko Miura was a high school student, she was interested in jazz, and listened to Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, Nina Simon. She also liked Barbara, a French chanson singer. At 26 she broke her clavicle (right collarbone) and stayed in hospital for 6 months, where she started to do composition on the bed, and wrote a lot of pieces of music. On meeting improvisation, she found the way to express her musical feelings.
All these performers have wide experience working with many of the leading international improvisers, and their music is represented in a wide variety of recording collaborations.
Tickets £8 / £6 on the door