PHIL DURRANT (mandolin) / MARTIN VISHNICK (guitar) duo
Mandolin and guitar are a traditional pairing in other musical fields but virtually unknown in the world of free improvisation so this duo is quite a treat. They first met at the Skronk April event in 2017 and it became rapidly apparent that they shared common interests in extended techniques and were influenced in their acoustic playing by a love of electronic music. They have have since become a fixture, performing at Flim Flam, Hundred Years Gallery, The Horse @Iklectik, SkronkFest and as part of larger groups at Mopomoso and Arch1. Poised and intricate playing from two dedicated and talented musicians.
CATH ROBERTS (sax) / ALEX WARD (clarinet-guitar) duo
World class clarinet player Alex Ward is joined by Sloth Racket and Lume luminary Cath Roberts on baritone saxophone for a set that should be full of fireworks. Alex will also be playing electric guitar so we can expect a broad sonic canvas with many twists and turns. Alex Ward’s solo CD LEX WARD’S SOLO CD ‘PROPRIOCEPTION’ is released on THE WEEKERTOFT LABEL http://weekertoft.com/weekertoft-6/
‘LUST ROLLERS’ – MARK BROWNE (sax and collected objects) / DAN GREGORY (junk- guitar remnants) plus special guest IAN MCGOWAN (trumpet-guitar) trio
Priding themselves on once being described as a meeting between the dead Franz Liszt and the Dadaists, Lust Rollers look to provide a head on collision between the virtuosic and the openly inept. Improvised Music utilising elements of absurd theatre, this is a visual group whose instrumentation encompasses large gongs, glass, bones and homemade instruments exemplifying an overtly domestic nature. For this concert they are joined by the extraordinary talent of Ian MacGowan on trumpet and guitar
Mopomso is run entirely by volunteers and, among other things, has continued to host the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music. We believe that this music offers a unique chance for audience and musicians to share the creative moment together and will, by its very nature, provide a unique musical experience for all concerned.