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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
The breath of rhythm: a night of vocal and percussive exploration.
Hinterland is a brand new collaboration between London based percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Austrian flautist Georg Gratzer. In a unique combination of their individual styles they create landscapes of sound drawing from a unique palette of colors and textures. Embracing sonic influences from Indian classical music, Scandinavian jazz, Chinese folk or their Western classical roots such as Bach and Mozart.
British Austrian master drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a single phenomenon in the world of percussion today. He performs with 'substance, excitement and rigour' (The Independent) and ‘plays the drumkit in a style true to that of a tabla virtuoso’ (Pulse Mag.) He tours the globe with his band Circle of Sound with Soumik Datta, Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, dancer Akram Khan, Talvin Singh, and Susheela Raman.
Georg Gratzer is a multi instrumentalist, a well versed flautist - simply put a maverick of sound. His travels all around the world have led him deep into new musical collaborations, constantly pushing to expand his own musical horizon. Inspired by countless journeys to India, China and South America Gratzer extended his range of instruments with numerous native instruments such as the Chinese Dizi & HuLuSi, the Indian Bansuri or the Peruvian Zampoña. At the same time he became acquainted with different types of traditional folk music and integrated them into his world of music.
Bernhard Schimpelsberger (percussion)
Georg Gratzer (woodwinds)
"Singh redefines the meaning of Beatboxing" - Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction)
Human Beatboxer Jason Singh, brings together his obsession of beats, vocal soundscapes, nature, sound art, poetry, vocal sampling and live processing, in a set where literally anything could happen!
Past and present collaborators include Nitin Sawhney, Luke Flowers & Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Shabaka Hutchings, Sebastian Rochford (Open Souls), Arun Ghosh, Matthew Halsall and Rokia Traore.
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency