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John Butcher at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Jez Nelson presents the world premiere of British saxophonist John Butcher's Composition for Eight Musicians. The project has been specially commissioned by the 2008 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and features both acoustic and electronic instrumentalists, including Clare Cooper on harp and guzheng, Chris Burn on piano, dieb13 at the turntables, John Edwards and Adam Linson on double bass and electronics, Gino Robair on percussion and energised surfaces, and Thomas Lehn on analogue synthesiser

Butcher was born in Brighton and has lived in London since the late 1970s. He began playing the saxophone while studying physics at university. Since leaving academia to focus completely on music, he has developed his own style that embraces free improvisation and electronics, often distorting his sound until it is unrecognisable in the traditional sense. Over the years, Butcher has worked with Phil Minton, Derek Bailey and John Stevens in what was the final version of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble.

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John Butcher Octet at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Jazz on 3
15/12/08

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Robert Abel

SIGNATURE TUNE

Artist Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn – trumpet, Gregory Tardy & Bruce Williams – reeds, Andre Heyward – trombone, Chieli Minucci – guitar, James Hurt – keyboards, Rodney Jordan – bass, Woody Williams – drums, Khalil Kwame Bell – percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables)
Track Title Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer Joe Zawinul
Album Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1

EXTRACT FROM JOHN BUTCHER INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY JEZ NELSON

CD TRACK:

Artist Nostalgia 77 featuring Keith & Julie Tippett (Julie Tippett – vocals, Keith Tippett – piano, Riaan Vosloo – double bass, Adam Sorenson – drums, Gary Boyle – guitars, Mark Hanslip – tenor saxophone, Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet, flugal horn)
Title You Don’t Just Dream When You Sleep
Composer Benedic Lamdin & Riaan Vosloo
Album Title Nostalgia 77 Sessions
Label TruThoughts

www.myspace.com/nostalgia77

SESSION FROM RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA

LINE UP:

Rudresh Mahanthappa – saxophone
Carlo DeRosa – double bass

SET LIST:

1) The Preserver
2) Hope
3) Playing with Stones

www.rudreshm.com

JEZ NELSON INTERVIEWS JOHN BUTCHER

JOHN BUTCHER OCTET RECORDED LIVE IN CONCERT AT HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Creative Arts Building Recital Hall
22nd November 2008

LINE UP:

John Butcher – saxophone
Clare Cooper – harp, ghuzeng
Chris Burn – piano
Dieb13 – turntables
John Edwards – double bass
Adam Linson – double bass, electronics
Gino Robair – percussion, energised surfaces
Thomas Lehn – analogue synthesiser

SET LIST:

1) somethingtobesaid by John Butcher

www.johnbutcher.org.uk

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 15 Dec 2008 23:15

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