The Dissolute Society explores Clarkson’s interests in contemporary improvisation, European jazz,
20th century classical music, poetry, spoken word, song, and soulful grooves. Performed by some
of London’s most innovative and in-demand musicians, these varied elements are brought together
through a highly personal and expressive narrative, exploring themes of family history, grief,
friendship and hope.
Fini Bearman – Vocals
Naomi Burrell – Violin
Gustav Clarkson – Viola
Francesca Ter-Berg – Cello
Laura Jurd – Trumpet
Raph Clarkson – Trombone
Phil Merriman – keys
Simon Roth – drums.
Starting the evening is the RCPlus featuring Clarkson on trombone, voice + effects, Corrie Dick on drums and Phil Merriman on keys – deliver freely improvised grooves and dark rhythmic soundscapes. Tonight they’re joined by a special guest: poet and spoken word artist Joshua Idehen of the up and coming electro-jazzhip hop band Benin City.