On the Roof
(Hackney Cut. Friday 16th November. Preview by Elliot Galvin)
On The Roof comprises of 12 exciting and diverse musicians and dancers, all tied together by a shared love of improvisation. We first came together to learn Mingus' masterpiece The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, and to work collaboratively with choreographer Tony Thatcher to add to our interpretation.
Since then we have developed what we learnt from this and devised our own original work exploring the relationship between sound and movement through structure, texture and communication. Our new work Hot Pot is the ongoing presentation of these ideas, which we have designed specifically around the beautiful space of The Hackney Cut. Our aims, inspired largely from Mingus himself, are to find a true way of collaborating and reaping the benefits of this way of working, as well as a commitment to marrying raw energy and excitement with subtlety and structure.
• Adam Tyas, trombone
• Ed Ashby, tuba
• Elliot Galvin, piano
• Greg Sinclair, baritone saxophone/clarinet
• James Kitchman, guitar
• Jonny Murray, trumpet
• Lizy Exell, drums
• Louis Thomas, bass
• Matt Gordon, conductor
• Megan Armishaw, dance
• Mike Soper, trumpet
• Steve Mathers, tenor saxophone
• Typhaine Delaup, dance
• Virginia Scudeletti, dance
• Will Scott, alto saxophone/clarinet
• Zoe Georgallis, dance
This Friday, 16th November we are performing both The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady and Hot Pot at The Hackney Cut E3 2NT, free entry, starting at 7pm.