Highlights from the 2014 Emulsion Festival
Jez Nelson presents highlights from the 2014 Emulsion Festival, featuring performances from Trish Clowes's Tangent, Strobes and the Emulsion Sinfonietta.
BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes curates Emulsion Festival: a two-night event in east London fusing jazz with contemporary classical music, while keeping improvisation at the heart of the celebration.
Trish kicks of the festivities with new material written for her own quartet, Tangent. Guitarist Chris Montague, double bass player Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren help her interpret some beautifully crafted, melodic chamber-jazz.
They join the members of composer/conductor Luke Styles' Ensemble Amorpha to form the Emulsion Sinfonietta, also featuring Norwegian drummer Thomas Strønen and British saxophonist Iain Ballamy, whose apple tree inspired the piece Trish composed especially for the Sinfonietta: Apple Boy.
Experimental keyboardist Dan Nicholls brings his band Strobes, featuring the powerful rhythms of drummer Dave Smith and the searing guitar of Chris Sharkey in an exploration of electro-improv and Afrocentric grooves.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Miranda Hinkley.
Kevin Le Gendre in conversation with Trish Clowes
Trish Clowes' Tangent in concert at Emulsion Festival at the Village Underground, London on 28 May 2014
Emulsion Sinfonietta in concert at Emulsion Festival at the Village Underground, London on 29 May 2014
Kevin Le Gendre in conversation with Dan Nicholls
Dan Nicholls' Strobes in concert at Emulsion Festival at the Village Underground, London on 28 May 2014
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