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Fete Quaqua Festival

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 September 2011

Jez Nelson presents music from the Fete Quaqua free improvisation festival at the Vortex in London. Each year, guitarist John Russell brings together a selection of leading UK and international musicians to build on existing collaborations and explore one-off groupings. The 2011 festival draws from a pool of 13 players, including veteran saxophonist Lol Coxhill, Japanese violinist Satoko Fukuda and Adam Bohman on electronics.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Phil Smith & Russell Finch.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Jez shares new tracks with studio guest Steve Beresford

  • Fete Quaqua, recorded at the Vortex in London on 22 August 2011

    • All music is entirely improvised.

      Line-up: Adam Bohman (electronics), Chris Burn (trumpets/piano), Luo Chao-yun (pipa), Lol Coxhill (saxophone), Satoko Fukuda (violin),

    • Nicola Guazzaloca (piano/accordion), Adam Linson (bass), Hannah Marshall (cello), Thomas Rohrer (rabeca), John Russell (guitar), Roger Turner (percussion), Alex Ward (clarinet), Ute Wassermann (voice)

    • Image for Full ensemble
      00:16

      Full ensemble Moat's First Journey

    • Image for Nicola Guazzaloca, Hannah Marshall, Roger Turner, Alex Ward, Ute Wassermann
      00:26

      Nicola Guazzaloca, Hannah Marshall, Roger Turner, Alex Ward, Ute Wassermann Nicola Guazzaloca, Hannah Marshall, Roger Turner, Alex Ward, Ute Wassermann - Cheddar Geor

    • Image for Adam Bohman, Chris Burn, Adam Linson, Thomas Rohrer
      00:34

      Adam Bohman, Chris Burn, Adam Linson, Thomas Rohrer Outage

  • Jez talks to Steve Beresford about the contemporary free-improvisation scene

  • Fete Quaqua, recorded at the Vortex in London on 22 August 2011

    • All music is entirely improvised.

      Line-up: Adam Bohman (electronics), Chris Burn (trumpets/piano), Luo Chao-yun (pipa), Lol Coxhill (saxophone), Satoko Fukuda (violin),

    • Image for Nicola Guazzaloca, Alex Ward
      00:49

      Nicola Guazzaloca, Alex Ward Walthamstow Bolognese

    • Image for Satoko Fukuda, Adam Linson, John Russell, Ute Wassermann
      00:57

      Satoko Fukuda, Adam Linson, John Russell, Ute Wassermann Satoko Fukuda, Adam Linson, John Russell, Ute Wassermann - No Stripes On This Horse

    • Image for Full ensemble
      01:09

      Full ensemble Moat's Second Journey

  • Adam Bohman

    Adam Bohman

  • (left to right) Chris Burn, Thomas Rohrer, Satoko Fukuda, John Russell, Hannah Marshall

    (left to right) Chris Burn, Thomas Rohrer, Satoko Fukuda, John Russell, Hannah Marshall

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