PENNY RIMBAUD performs this new work alongside EVE LIBERTINE and KAY GRANT on vocals, LOUISE ELLIOTT/sax and flute, KATE SHORTT/cello and TERRY DAY/percussion.
Magdalene speaks out – ‘He was the wanderer, but my shadow pinned him down. He was the shaman, I the She. He was powerless against me, ripped and ragged by my force.’
– FREEFORM GOES OPERA –
THE POETRY OF JAZZ AND THE JAZZ OF POETRY
Penny Rimbaud was one of the founders of the legendary anarchist punk band Crass. Over recent years, he has regularly performed at the Vortex, in the belief that jazz musicians hold a key to where his beliefs move. Indeed, the album How? was recorded at the old Vortex, and several of his latest projects, such as The Sea and the complete poems of Wilfred Owen have premiered and developed at the Vortex. A great privilege for the club, since Penny is one of the great innovators. Come to the gig and see!!