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Mopomoso Monthly

MOPOMOSO was founded in 1991 by guitarist John Russell and pianist, trumpeter and composer Chris Burn to promote freely improvised music in all its forms and where applicable its relationship to other forms of contemporary music making. From the outset the aim has been to present the music on a local, regional national and international basis and to involve relative newcomers as well as more established musicians.

Mopomoso moved from its original venue The Red Rose to the Vortex in February 2008, where it has been ever since. The Vortex continues to support the series as a fellow volunteer-run organisation and an important platform for free improvisation, also playing host to John Russell’s annual Fete Quaqua in August.

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Sun 22 May 2022

Sun 24 April 2022

Sun 27 March 2022

Sun 27 February 2022

Mopomoso Live / February

Mopomoso is the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music!  Come & join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for an afternoon full of captivating musical meetings…

Sun 23 January 2022

Mopomoso Live / January

Mopomoso is the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music!  Come and join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for an afternoon full of captivating musical meetings… 

Sun 19 December 2021

Mopomoso Live / Christmas Party

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances and the number of musicians involved in this performance, we had to cancel the show on Sunday 19th December. We apologise for the inconvenience, all tickets will be refunded.

Sun 28 November 2021

Mopomoso Live / November

Prepare yourselves for an afternoon full of stellar stalwart improvising musicians: Sue Lynch (sax) and Matt Hutchinson (piano) in duo and the Marcio Mattos (cello), Marilza Gouvea (voice), Adrian Northover (sax) and Mark Hewins (guitar) quartet!

Sun 21 November 2021

Mopomoso – A Tribute to John Russell

Mopomoso is the U.K.’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music, it was founded by guitarist John Russell who sadly passed away far too soon earlier this year. Mopomoso […]

Sun 24 October 2021

Mopomoso Live / October

Duo, duo and duo! October’s Mopomoso will feature superb freely improvised performances from: Phil Durrant and Dominic Lash, Viv Corringham and Sylvia Hallett, John Bissett and Alex Ward.

Sun 26 September 2021

Mopomoso Live

This September, MOPOMOSO looks forward to exquisite free improvisations from this beautiful meeting of kindred spirits – expect solos, duos and trios, as well as quartet explorations from: Maggie Nicols (vocalist), Susanna Ferrar (violin), Adam Bohman (home made instruments) & Alan Wilkinson -(alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet and voice)

Sun 22 August 2021

Mopomoso Live

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series is back! LINE-UP Steve Beresford Petra Haller, Charlotte Keeffe and Paul Jolly Martin Vishnick & Rick Jensen   INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE […]

Sun 25 July 2021

Mopomoso Live (2nd set)

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series, was delighted to return live at The Vortex last month and now they’re back again this month presenting two brilliant duos and a solo set – come and join us!

Mopomoso Live (1st set)

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series, was delighted to return live at The Vortex last month and now they’re back again this month presenting two brilliant duos and a solo set – come and join us!

Sun 27 June 2021

Mopomoso LIVE (2nd show)

The Mopomoso team are delighted to be bringing you a delicious MOPOMOSO mix of LIVE improvised music on this gig, one year since the beginning of our online activities.

Mopomoso LIVE (1st show)

The Mopomoso team are delighted to be bringing you a delicious MOPOMOSO mix of LIVE improvised music on this gig, one year since the beginning of our online activities.

Sun 21 February 2021

Sun 19 July 2020

Sun 28 June 2020

Sun 15 March 2020

MOPOMOSO: The Afternoon Sessions

Line up for this month – SOTHIAC are Pat Moonchy (Voice) and Lucky Liguori (Guitar/Gongs) Ft. special guest Paul Jolly (reeds) Adrian Northover (Saxophone), Neil Metcalfe (Flute) and Elisa Ulian […]

Sun 16 February 2020

MOPOMOSO: AFTERNOON SESSIONS

John Russell & Pascal Marzan – Guitar duet. Pascal Marzan is a classically trained musician active in Paris, his home city, both as an improviser and organiser of improvised music events. […]

Sun 19 January 2020

MOPOMOSO: Afternoon Sessions

We are delighted to start our 30th anniversary year with a programme reflecting the breadth of influences to be found in the free improvising world. Line up Caroline Kraabel (sax) […]

Sun 15 December 2019

Sun 24 November 2019

Mopomoso

This month’s line up: Olie Brice (bass) / Rachel Musson (sax) duo + John Jasnoch (12 string guitar, mandolin) / Gillian Whitely (violin, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, voice) / Geoff Bright (soprano […]

Sun 20 October 2019

MOPOMOSO presents: The Afternoon Sessions

This month’s line up: Lawrence Casserley (electronics) Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice) duo Marillsa Gouvea (voice) Marcio Mattos (cello) / Adrian Northover (sax) Benedict Taylor (viola) quartet Susanna Ferrar (violin) John […]

Sun 15 September 2019

Mopomoso

John Russell continues to host the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music.

Sun 28 July 2019

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line up: Ian McGowan (trumpet) Hannah Marshall (cello) Marcio Mattos (bass) trio + John Rangecroft (clarinet) solo + Phil Minton (voice) John Russell (guitar) duo       Ian McGowan […]

Sun 16 June 2019

Mopomoso: Afternoon Sessions

Line up: Matt Hutchinson (piano), Sue Lynch (sax), Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet) trio + Emil Karlsen (drums) solo + Alan Tomlinson (trombone), Dave Tucker (guitar), Phil Marks (drums) trio Three sets […]

Sun 19 May 2019

MOPOMOSO PRESENTS: AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line up Caroline Kraabel (sax), Neil Metcalfe (flute) duo + Lullula – Armorel Weston (voice), Kay Grant (voice), Jim Dvorak (trumpet), Otto Willberg (bass/voice) quartet + John Russell (guitar) , […]

Sun 21 April 2019

Sun 17 March 2019

Sun 17 February 2019

Sun 20 January 2019

Sun 16 December 2018

Mopomoso Christmas Party

Christmas Party Every year Mopomoso hosts a variety of musicians from across the free improvised music scene to come and play in a series of five to ten minute cameo […]

Sun 18 November 2018

Sun 21 October 2018

MOPOMOSO Presents…

Welcoming in the Winter season with a stunning international line up of four sets, featuring some of the finest music from the world of free improvisation Line up Alex Maguire […]

Sun 16 September 2018

MOPOMOSO Presents… The Afternoon Sessions

John Russell continues to host the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music. This month’s line up includes: PHIL DURRANT / MARTIN VISHNICK duo; CATH ROBERTS / ALEX WARD duo; and a trio ‘LUST ROLLERS’ with MARK BROWNE / DAN GREGORY, plus special guest IAN MCGOWAN.

Sun 15 July 2018

Sun 17 June 2018

Sun 20 May 2018

MOPOMOSO

Sylvia Hallett (violin, electronics) / Ian McGowan (trumpet) duo plus Kay Grant (voice) and other musicians to be confirmed plus John Russell (guitar) / Stale Liavik Solberg (drums) / Alex […]

Sun 15 April 2018

MOPOMOSO PRESENTS ‘THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS’

Line up Michael Giaquinto (e.bass) Chris Hill (clarinet/electronics/amplified objects) Alec Kronacker (e.guitar) trio Veryan Weston (piano) Pei Ann Yeo (violin) duo Terry Day (percussion/self made instruments) John Russell (guitar) duo […]

Sun 18 March 2018

Mopomoso

Three contrasting sets to delight and inspire in the relaxed and intimate listening environment of the world famous Vortex Jazz club. FIRST SET Neil Metcalfe (flute) / John Rangecroft (sax/clarinet) […]

Sun 18 February 2018

Mopomoso ‘The Afternoon Sessions’

CRUSH!!! CRUSH!!! are Sonic Pleasure, Mark Browne and Ian Smith. The group utilises a vast array of found and home-made sound making devices combined with more traditional instruments. Sonic Pleasure […]

Sun 21 January 2018

Sun 17 December 2017

MOPOMOSO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Come and join the celebrations as Mopomoso – the UK’s longest running regular improv sessions. As regulars will know, this is the occasion when it seems that all the improvising […]

Sun 12 November 2017

Mopomoso presents…

‘THE WORKSHOP INVITES’ Formed in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Mopomoso concerts the Mopomoso workshops have continued each week in London’s West End. Guests are invited […]

Sun 15 October 2017

Sun 17 September 2017

MOPOMOSO

DISCOVERY PLUS……. Our regular monthly afternoon series continues at The Vortex “London’s listening Jazz club’ with, in different guises, some of the participants from the previous day’s Discovery festival in […]

Sun 16 July 2017

MOPOMOSO PRESENTS…

James O’Sullivan (guitar) / Chris Prosser (violin) duo The New Zealand based violinist and London based guitarist renew their partnership in a duo that promises to further enlarge upon their […]

Sun 18 June 2017

Mopomoso

CRUSH – Mark Browne (sax,plus) Ian McGowan (trumpet) Sonic Pleasure (objects) Sonic Pleasure is famed for her unique use of bricks and masonry to make sound and usually the materials […]

Sun 21 May 2017

MOPOMOSO presents…

The Musicians Charlotte Keefe (tpt,flg) Joe Smith Sands (gtr) Diego Sampieri (gtr) + Marilza Gouvea (voc) Marcio Mattos (cello) Adrian Northover (sax) + Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (sax) John Russell (gtr) Matthieu […]

Sun 16 April 2017

MOPOMOSO SESSIONS

LINE UP Mandhira de Saram (violin) Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) duo Lee Boyd Allatson (drums, percussion) solo Phil Minton (voice) John Russell (guitar) duo   Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) Mandhira da Saram […]

Sun 19 March 2017

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1.  Kay Grant (vocals)      Marcio Mattos (cello)      Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2.  Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3.  Viv Corringham (vocals)      John […]

Sun 19 February 2017

MOPOMOSO

This month Mopomoso presents an all UK programme of small group interplay with seven highly regarded musicians The Paulinus trio – John Rangecroft (reeds) / Marcio Mattos (bass) / Dave […]

Sun 15 January 2017

MOPOMOSO 2017

More quality free improvisation in 2017 as Mopomoso continues their afternoon concert series at The Vortex. Three first class sets from:   Martin Hackett (electronics) Daniel Thompson (guitar) Phil Wachsmann […]

Sun 17 July 2016

MOPOMOSO 25 ANNIVERSARY: THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Some of the best musicians on the scene today, performing in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere: Terry Day (drums) / Dave Panton (sax/ piano) duo. Paul G Smyth (piano) / Jennifer Walshe (voice) duo . John Russell (guitar) / Roger Turner (drums) duo

Terry Day (drums) / David Panton (saxophone / piano) duo

Sun 19 October 2014

Mopomoso

This monthʼs Mopomoso programme of free improvised music features musicianʼs from Japan, Belgium, France and the UK in three contrasting and inspiring trios. Run entirely by volunteers Mopomoso plays host […]

Sun 21 September 2014

Mopomoso

Continuing our monthly Mopomoso series curated by guitarist John Russell & showcasing the best in free improvisation. Emilio Gordoa (vibes) / Roland Ramanan (trumpet) duo Vibraphonist / percussionist Gordoa is […]

Tue 19 August 2014

Mon 18 August 2014

Sun 17 August 2014

Mon 21 July 2014

Sun 20 July 2014

Sun 15 June 2014

Mopomoso

In a break from their usual programming Mopomoso presents an intriguing concert in two halves, with the first half from the Portfolio Improvisers group and the second featuring three fine […]

Sun 18 May 2014

Mopomoso

Mopomoso presents an evening featuring four established duos from the finest in free improvisation Phil Minton / John Russell Chris Burn / Matt Hutchinson SQ: Paul Pignon /Thomas Bjelkeborn Jim […]

Sun 20 April 2014

Mopomoso

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running unbroken concert series dedicated to free improvisation, presents an evening of sonic delights Neil Metcalfe (flute) / Daniel Thompson (guitar) duo Highly musical and non […]

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