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Food at the 2014 Emulsion Festival

Jez Nelson presents a concert given by Food - featuring saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Stronen - at London's Village Underground as part of the 2014 Emulsion Festival.

Jez Nelson presents Food - saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen in concert at the 2014 Emulsion Festival.

In a partnership spanning 16 years, Food have developed a sound that marries acoustic and electronic approaches with detail and lyricism. Using saxophone, bells, blocks and gongs the pair conjure shifting improvisations that move from ethereal minimalism to turbulent rhythmic climaxes with propulsive drums and live sampling adding additional layers. Their music has drawn a following from both the jazz and folk worlds - a reputation cemented in recent years by two brilliant records for the ECM label.

Here in concert at London's Village Underground, Ballamy and Strønen explore their unique sound in a flowing, non-stop set.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • New Release

    • Troyka


      Composer: Chris Montague / Kit Downes / Joshua Blackmore

      • Ornithophobia.
      • Naim Records.
  • BBC Introducing Track

    • JJ Wheeler's Come Back Stronger

      The Waiting Game

      Composer: JJ Wheeler

  • Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen's Food at Emulsion festival at The Village Underground, London on 29 May 2014

    • Food

      Emulsional Food

      Composer: Iain Ballamy / Thomas Strønen

  • Professor Roger Kneebone, Liam Noble and Ollie Howell discuss the links between surgery and jazz

    • Ollie Howell


      Composer: Ollie Howell

      • Sutures and Stitches.
      • Whirlwind Recordings.
    • Liam Noble

      Major Major

      Composer: Liam Noble

      • A Room Somewhere.

Line up:

Iain Ballamy (soprano and tenor saxophones, electronics); Thomas Strønen (percussion) 


Photos by Dannie Price © 2014 – All Rights Reserved


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