Monday, December 28, 2009

tHE SPonTANeoUS COsMic RAwXtra

19th October 2009 saw the debut concert of my new Ensemble TSCR at new uber venue The Kings Place in londons Kings Cross.TSCR brings together musicians of the calibre of Cleveland Watkiss-Vocals,
Hkb Finn -Spoken Word, Shabaka Hutchens-Clarinets,Rowland Sutherland-Flutes, Brian Edwards - Tenor Sax, Ntshuks Bonga-Alto Sax, Corey Mwamba - Vibraphone, Pat Thomas-Piano, Camelle Hinds-Bass, Otto Fischer-Guitar, and Steve Noble - Drums for its Debut public performance. Using music and soundscapes inspired by Fela Kuti, Sunra,Duke Ellington, John Colrane,Eric Dolphy,George Clinton,Lee Scratch Perry and the Art Ensemble of Chicago as a starting point. This ensemble aims to explore and create its own unique focus on some of the great improvisors from the African diaspora. This concert was also filmed by the Open University and a live multi track audio recording was made as well. A Multi-media installation was kindly provided by brilliant Visual Artists SDNA. I will put up a short taster of the OU film on the net shortly.Here is a link to a review of the debut concert! Scroll down to the 30th October Space is the place entry: http://rhythmaning.livejournal.com/

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