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Chris Dowding (solo)

Sudden Amusements (duo)

Clive Bell / David Ross / Marjolaine Charbin (trio)


Chris Dowding (solo)

Performs a short solo trumpet called ‘Piano Angel’, dedicated to the New York pianist Craig Taborn.

Chris Dowding is a trumpeter and workshop leader based in Norwich. He performs with the bands Natural Causes (, Rude 2.0 (with the trombonist Annie Whitehead), and leads the Moonrise Trio.

He has performed at Dartington, Marsden Jazz Festival, and performs regularly at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. He is working on a debut solo album, called ‘This Love’, which will hopefully be released in November 2017.

Sudden Amusements

Sudden Amusements is part composition, part improvisation and part chance where software algorithms occasionally dictate the performance direction. Comprising of Chris Dowding on brass and electronics and Oliver Payne on prepared field recordings and live processing.

Oliver is primarily a guitarist, sound designer and installation artist. Interested in capturing the typically inaudible voices in natural environments he often uses alternative methods to capture sounds such as geophones, inductor coils and hydrophones. His work has been featured in recording and installations throughout Europe, most recently contributing to the VacuaMoenia project, INNERSCAPE which focuses on imperceptible soundscapes.

Clive Bell / David Ross / Marjolaine Charbin

Clive Bell is well-known as a player of shakuhachi and other woodwind, as well as being a Wire contributor. He has performed with David Sylvian, Jah Wobble and Scandinavian vocalist Sidsel Endresen.

David Ross is an electronics improviser (as well as a percussionist and jew’s harp player), who has collaborated with a wide range of improvisers, including Evan Parker, Stephen Grew and John Butcher. He was part of the improvising electronic group Grutronic.

Marjolaine Charbin is a pianist now based in London, having been based previously in Brussels, and was born in France. She studied sound engineering and jazz piano, and is now focussed on improvised music. She has collaborated with improvisers David Toop, Eddie Prevost and Lawrence Casserley.




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