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Loop Festival 2011

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 March 2011

Jez Nelson presents highlights from the Loop Festival featuring two young bands: pianist Dan Nicholls' Mirror and Splice

Mirror is a new trio led by up and coming keyboard player Dan Nicholls, featuring BBC Jazz award winning saxophonist James Allsopp and drummer Dave Smith, of the band Outhouse among others. With its unusual bass-less line up, the music is described by Nicholls as aiming for a "fluidity between written and unwritten."

Splice is also a new ensemble who state their objective as "to mesh together loud and soft noise, punk grit, ambient music and more...". The band includes Alex Bonney on trumpet and electronics, Robin Fincker on tenor sax and clarinet, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay on bass guitar and electronics, and Dave Smith on drums

These performances were recorded during the Loop collective - a festival at London's Forge in March. The collective, now in its sixth year, has a D.I.Y. approach to performing, promoting and recording music and as a result has become a breeding ground for innovative young musicians.

Music Played

9 items
  • Mirror recorded at The Forge, London on 19 March 2011

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      Mirror Ruins

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

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      Mirror Missing in Action

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

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      Mirror Abbey in Ruin

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

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      Mirror Kinski

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

  • Splice recorded at The Forge, London on 19 March 2011

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      Splice Caffeinated Drinks

      Composer: Tremblay/Bonney/Fincker/Smith

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      Splice Ballade Fortuite

      Composer: Tremblay/Bonney/Fincker/Smith

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      Splice Matter

      Composer: Dave Smith

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      Splice Debris

      Composer: Tremblay/Bonney/Fincker/Smith

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      Splice Cortege

      Composer: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

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