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Raph Clarkson – The Dissolute Society

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.


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