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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Jun 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • 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

    • Line up: Trish Clowes (tenor and soprano sax); Chris Montague (guitar); Calum Gourlay (bass); James Maddren (drums)

    • Trish Clowes' Tangent

      Wayne's Waltz

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes' Tangent

      Porcupine

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes' Tangent

      Chorale

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes' Tangent

      Pfeiffer and the Whales

      Composer: Trish Clowes

  • Emulsion Sinfonietta in concert at Emulsion Festival at the Village Underground, London on 29 May 2014

    • Line up: Donald Grant (violin); Louise McMonagle (cello); Lauren Weavers (oboe); Tom Lessels (bass clarinet);

    • Trish Clowes (soprano saxophone); Iain Ballamy (tenor saxophone); Freddie Gavita (trumpet); Chris Montague (guitar);

    • Calum Gourlay (bass); James Maddren (drums); Thomas Strønen (drums)

    • Emulsion Sinfonietta

      Apple Boy

      Composer: Trish Clowes

  • 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

    • Line up: Dan Nicholls (keyboards, electronics); Dave Smith (drums, electronics); Chris Sharkey (guitar)

    • Dan Nicholls' Strobes

      Guns, Germs and Steel

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

    • Dan Nicholls' Strobes

      Broke Speak

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

    • Dan Nicholls' Strobes

      World Go By

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

    • Dan Nicholls' Strobes

      Winder

      Composer: Dan Nicholls

  • Archive Sun Ra Track

    • Sun Ra

      Untitled Improvisation

      Composer: Sun Ra

      • Archive live radio performance from 1990.

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