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The Thirteenth Assembly

Jez Nelson presents a performance given by New York quartet The Thirteenth Assembly. The group comprises Taylor Ho Binum, Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara.

Jez Nelson presents a performance by New York quartet The Thirteenth Assembly. The ensemble is a meeting-point for four leaders of the younger generation of avant-garde musicians: trumpeter/cornettist Taylor Ho Binum, viola player Jessica Pavone, guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. The combined array of influences on the quartet - including contemporary classical, art-rock and folk - are absorbed into an intricate, subtly adventurous approach sound that emphasises the collective over individual virtuosity.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Feb 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • BBC Introducing track

    • Séb Pipe

      Woobé

      Composer: Séb Pipe

  • The Thirteenth Assembly, recorded at the Vortex, London on 30 October 2011

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Taylor Ho Binum (cornet), Jessica Pavone (viola), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Nosedive

      Composer: Mary Halvorson

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Randall Clasper

      Composer: Tomas Fujiwara

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Unfinished Ballad

      Composer: Mary Halvorson

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Bird Dog

      Composer: Taylor Ho Binum

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Direct

      Composer: Jessica Pavone

  • Jez talks to Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara

    • Untitled

    • Deerhoof

      Chatterboxes

      • The Runners Four.
      • Kill Rock Stars.
    • Sam Rivers

      Cyclic Episode

      • Fuchsia Swing Song.
      • Blue Note.
    • Robert Wyatt

      Muddy Mouse A, B & C

      • Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard.
      • Hannibal.
    • Flying Lotus

      Breathe.Something/Stellar STar

      • Los Angeles.
      • Warp.
  • The Thirteenth Assembly, recorded at the Vortex, London on 30 October 2011

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Taylor Ho Binum (cornet), Jessica Pavone (viola), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      P Number 2

      Composer: Mary Halvorson

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Prosthetic Chorizo

      Composer: Tomas Fujiwara

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Station

      Composer: Mary Halvorson

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Hate Fields

      Composer: Jessica Pavone

    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Too Sweet

      Composer: Taylor Ho Binum

  • Track from Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone's new album

    • Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone

      Onslaught

      • Departure of Reason.
      • Thirsty Ear.

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