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Trish Clowes

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Trish Clowes is a saxophonist and composer based in London. Her new album for Basho Records - ‘And in the night-time she is there’ - has been described as “Powerful, lyrical and with a sound-world that ranges from the austere ...

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Trish Clowes is a saxophonist and composer based in London. Her new album for Basho Records - ‘And in the night-time she is there’ - has been described as “Powerful, lyrical and with a sound-world that ranges from the austere to the ecstatic” and “has some old magic about it”. It features her quartet with Chris Montague (gtr), Calum Gourlay (bs) and James Maddren (dr), pianist Gwilym Simcock, vocalist Kathleen Willison and an improvising string quartet led by Thomas Gould.

Tangent (qrt) will be touring the new music in the Autumn of 2012 as well as a few special performances with Simcock and the strings. The launch will be held at Kings Place with other dates lined up at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Sage Gateshead. This tour is supported by Jazz Services Ltd and Arts Council England.

Trish released her debut album ‘Tangent’ for Basho Records in November 2010, receiving praise for it’s integrity, luminousity and ambition. The album features her sextet of the same name, as well as Simcock and Willison. Two of the tracks also feature an orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley (of the Heritage Orchestra).

Following the success of her debut album and 2010 tour, Trish was selected by Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011. The performance and a short interview with Trish were broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Tangent – the group - were featured during the Proms Plus Late series at the Royal Albert Hall and supported Regina Carter at the London Jazz Festival 2011.

In May 2012 Trish curated her own festival “Emulsion” with funding from the PRS for Music Foundation, featuring ECM artist Iain Ballamy. Four new commissions were premiered alongside existing music from Ballamy, Tangent, Rory Simmons’ Fringe Magnetic and contemporary classical group Ensemble Amorpha (MD Luke Styles, Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence).

Other projects include ‘The Odd Trio’ with cellist Louise McMonagle and drummer Tim Giles, a new trio ‘Redshift’ with bassist Andrea di Biase and drummer Pat Davey, and guesting with Dan Messore’s ‘Indigo Kid’.



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Free Improvisation 3
Free Improvisation 3
Performer
Trish Clowes (saxophone)
Chorale
Chorale
Performer
Trish Clowes, BBC Concert Orchestra,
Breathtaking
Breathtaking
Performer
Trish Clowes, Norma Winstone, Mike Walker, Conor Chaplin, James Maddren, Thea Spiers, Catriona Parker, Adam Robinson, Louise McMonagle
Little Tune
Little Tune
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Trish Clowes, Mike Walker
A Cat Called Behemoth
A Cat Called Behemoth
Performer
Trish Clowes, Norma Winstone, Mike Walker, Conor Chaplin, James Maddren, Thea Spiers, Catriona Parker, Adam Robinson, Louise McMonagle
A Moment
A Moment
Performer
Trish Clowes, Norma Winstone, Mike Walker, Conor Chaplin, James Maddren
Experiment I
Experiment I
Composer
Trish Clowes / Gwilymn Simcock / Chris Montague
Performer
Gwilym Simcock
Chris Montague
The Girls Who Wished to Marry Stars
The Girls Who Wished to Marry Stars
Performer
Christopher Montague
Louise McMonagle
Callum Gourlay
James Maddren
Juice Vocal Ensemble
Composer
Luke Styles
Small Pieces of Wood
Small Pieces of Wood
Performer
Ensemble Amorpha
Porcupine
Porcupine
Performer
James Maddren
Calum Gourlay
Chris Montague
Tom Lessels
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On/Off
On/Off
Performer
James Maddren
Calum Gourlay
Chris Montague
Last played on
Wayne's Waltz
Wayne's Waltz
Performer
James Maddren
Calum Gourlay
Chris Montague
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In Between the Moss and Ivy
In Between the Moss and Ivy
Performer
Chris Montague, Ross Stanley, Trish Clowes & Trish Clowes
A Cat Called Behemoth
A Cat Called Behemoth
Performer
Chris Montague, Trish Clowes, Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley
An Unusual Trip
An Unusual Trip
Performer
Chris Montague, Trish Clowes, Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley
Green Circle
Green Circle
Performer
Trish Clowes Quaret & Trish Clowes
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Trish Clowes - Symphony in Yellow
Trish Clowes - Symphony in Yellow
Performer
Chris Montague, Trish Clowes, Trish Clowes & Gwilym Simcock
Postcards from Arthur
Postcards from Arthur
Performer
Trish Clowes / Donald Grant / Peter Cant, Donald Grant, Donald Grant, Peter Cant, Peter Cant, Trish Clowes & Trish Clowes
Waulk
Waulk
Performer
Trish Clowes / Donald Grant / Peter Cant, Donald Grant, Donald Grant, Peter Cant, Peter Cant, Trish Clowes & Trish Clowes
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