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