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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.
Firefly Burning are an East London collective born out of a series of chance musical encounters. Bea Hankey, John Barber, Sam Glazer, James Redwood and Jack Ross create songs which paint sound pictures with Javanese gamalan, guitar, strings, piano, gongs and voices.
Eclectically embracing Sufjan Stevens' wonky unadulterated pop and the post-minimalism of John Adams, Firefly Burning's music is full of close harmonies, intricate rhythms and evocative atmospheres. In debut album 'Lightships' shades of Debussy and William Byrd vie with eastern textures to capture their hypnotic live performances.
Tonight the group play music from their brand new album, due out in 2014.
"..urgent dancing piano lines and frantic strings over which Bea Hankey sings with majestic, hypnotic grace" Time Out
"..the music is so utterly hypnotic...firefly are intoxicating, beautiful and affirming" Matchbox Magazine
Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, this contemporary London based ensemble, Filipe Sousa, (piano), Tara Franks (cello), and Preetha Narayanan (violin), collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that blends improvisation with devised composition.
With intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest Ensemble paint a unique and evocative musical landscape filled with lyrical melodic lines, rich harmonies, and interwoven rhythmic counterpoint.
The trio also work collaboratively on site-specific installations and sound commissions for dance and visual arts. They have just finished recording their first album to be released in March.
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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