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LUME programmers Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts take time out of their weekly original/improvised music night in Hoxton to present a series of monthly gigs at the Vortex. Showcasing some of the UK’s most exciting improvisers and composers. From August until December.



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Sun 03 August 2014

Overground Collective & Madwort’s Menagerie

Madwort’s Menagerie After a momentary glimpse in a misfiring big band rehearsal, Tom Ward has been bugged by an overheard snippet of a weird quartet comprising bass clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone. Transmogrifying some of his compositions for sax quartet, […]

Sun 07 September 2014

Corey Mwamba & Deemer

Deemer The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a weekly improvisation/electronics session in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. The project has since evolved into an installation/performance based electro-acoustic ‘twomanned’ orchestra, whose aural narratives […]

Sun 05 October 2014

Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

A double bill of medium sized ensembles from the roster of Manchester contemporary jazz/improv/experimental music label Efpi Records, to celebrate the launch of the debut album from Cath Roberts’ septet Quadraceratops Paradox Ensemble Manchester and London-based nonet led by trumpet player […]

Sun 02 November 2014

Rachel Musson / Liam Noble / Mark Sanders & Broca Ensemble

Broca Ensemble Occupying the space somewhere between minimalism, classical and ambient, the Broca Ensemble play soundscapes for large guitar ensemble. Formed in South East London in 2010, the group has grown from an original four members to now having, on […]

Sun 07 December 2014

Saxoctopus & Alphabets

Alphabets Alphabets is a new trio comprising three exciting voices in UK and Irish improvised music, creating music inspired by language, vocalisation & landscapes. The group aims to reach states of stillness and repose as well as fast instinctive rhythmic […]

Sun 07 February 2016

LUME presents: Njanas and Far Reaching Dreams

NJANAS  An exciting new collaboration bringing together four creative voices from across the UK scene. In their own words: ‘This is a brand new project of female musician/composers Laura Cole, Filomena Campus, Tori Handsley and Ruth Goller who are all band leaders in their own […]