Here are two of our graduates Ben Steele and Hannah Blackman talking about the Cut Feather Group, part of the Sparkle Thief Cast.
Nick Galley aka Eosvox
two duos and a solo
This Thursday (4th December 2014) Free Range presents two extraordinary duos and a solo
One of London’s busiest improvising bassists, Olie Brice, is currently touring the UK with Berlin-based pianist Achim Kaufmann playing music rooted in the intense virtuosity of Chicago-style free-improvisation.
Also playing on Thursday night are Canterbury Christ Church University Senior Lecturer Robert Stillman (tenor saxophone) and Sean Carpio (drums) who you may have heard in the Leap of Death band that played at Free Range last Autumn. They are just as likely to play New Orleans ragtime or Beach Boys style pop as noisy free improvisation or straight ahead jazz.
I will also be playing a solo set on expanded prepared piano (piano, dulcimer, harmonium, singing bowls etc.).
Where else can you hear such fantastic musicians (two of whom have travelled from Germany and Ireland) for free? Christmas has come early!
Here’s Robert playing some other instruments, drums and piano at the same time in this case. This is a piece of ‘looking glass music’ where music is turned ‘upside down and backwards’ – enjoy!